#1
Okay I got a guitar with a Floyd Rose (gold color) with the gold locking nut and gold tuners. I need to clean these, because people played it at Guitar Center and it has spots on it. I have used a cloth and put elbow grease in it and it removed them some, but I wanted to know if there is an easier way to clean it? Any ideas that won't hurt the finish?
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#2
Lighter fluid and a soft rag.

Though it does look like the onset of the finish already beginning to flake off from the metal under the plating corroding.

Putting a corrosion inhibitor in the guitar's case will help slow further corrosion down.
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#3
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Putting a corrosion inhibitor in the guitar's case will help slow further corrosion down.

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Seriously though, if there's sweat and dirt mushed into all the crevices, just strip it down and clean the parts individually with some lighter fluid (or IPA) and a soft cloth.

Just do that when you next change strings and burn through a few episodes of something on Netflix. That's what I do anyway
#4
Okay, Dirty Little Secret time here...

If you can remove the hardware from the guitar (and a Floyd just pops right out), you can clean it in a Ultrasonic Jewelry Cleaner (I have a guy who does it in the back of his shop for me). Compressed air will blow the thing dry and you're good to go.
#5
All of these are good ideas, but if the corrosion is actually pitting the metal plating, then your only option is to have it re-plated. If not, then any good metal polish (Flitz, Simichrome, etc.) will do a fine job of polishing it without wearing away the finish. Do NOT use an abrasive polish like Brasso. It will wear down the finish and possibly even the metal, too!
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#6
I know the picture looks like pitting and finish wear, but it actually isn't. I can rub it off and it is smooth and fine underneath. It's just a tough to clean film or something like that.
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