#1
I've recently decided to take care of some problems with my Fender MIM Strat. I was planning on potting my pickups, and shielding it, however, the pole pieces on my pickups are showing some signs of oxidation. Not the orange rust kind, but a gray crust type, if I can get ahold of a friend's camera I'll add pictures. But what I wanted to know was
1) Do these pickups need replaced/cleaned, and if so how or with what?
2) If these pickups are fine, will potting them in wax cause any new problems?

Thanks all.
#2
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I've recently decided to take care of some problems with my Fender MIM Strat. I was planning on potting my pickups, and shielding it, however, the pole pieces on my pickups are showing some signs of oxidation. Not the orange rust kind, but a gray crust type, if I can get ahold of a friend's camera I'll add pictures. But what I wanted to know was
1) Do these pickups need replaced/cleaned, and if so how or with what?
2) If these pickups are fine, will potting them in wax cause any new problems?

Thanks all.
Oxidation on the pole-pieces is only cosmetic. No need to replace. You can clean the oxidation with automobile rubbing compound or a metal polish.

Potting won't cause new problems, but it IS a bit dangerous. Be sure to keep a fire extinguisher handy, and be CAREFUL. Severe burns and/or burning your house down would be a high price to pay. Exercise a little care and you won't have problems.
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