Hi all this is my first post

My epi' les paul has gold hard ware and i have had it for just over a year now and the hard ware has started to oxidise. I was just wondering if there is anyway to scrub it off with out damaging the actual gold hardware? Any suggestions would be grately appreciated.
My Eqipment:

Ibanez RG370DX
Epiphone Les Paul Custom
Ibanez JS1200
Marshall MG15DFX
soon to be Line6 Spider 3 150
Zoom G2
I don't know if the epi's use actual gold on the hardware. If it is, though, no. Gold doesn't actually oxidze readily. What it does do easily is wear off the base metal as the plating is very thin. Stay away from any abrasive, polish or heavy scrubbing as you'll just take more of it off. Use a soft cloth and wipe away what you can of the handprints. Gold plated hardware is just going to do that eventually, unfortunately.