#1
Ok, so silly me, I left my guitar in it's case for too long (6 months maybe) and I guess either somebody else or myself didn't properly wipe it down before putting it away because now the strings have rusted a bit and tarnished the frets. This is very upsetting as it is a sexy guitar. I changed the strings yesterday and tried using a little bit of guitar polish, and much as I expected, there was little effect in cleaning the metal frets.

So, obviously I'm out of ideas which is why I have returned to UG after a long hiatus.

What can I use to clean/restore the tarnished frets on my guitar (for cheap, only have about $10)?

Keep in mind, the wood is fine as far as I can tell. Just the metal. And other than looking like sh*t, I'm concerned as to how this might alter the tone of the guitar.

Thanks for any and all advice.
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#3
cover the fretboard with electrical tape, and rub the frets with 000 grade wire wool.

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#4
Ok, that sounds pretty solid. Thanks.

Anybody else have ideas?
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cover the fretboard with electrical tape, and rub the frets with 000 grade wire wool.

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Exactly this. Masking tape will do, though. Rub the frets across the fretboard (lengthwise on the fret, not lengthwise on the fretboard).