So I got a new guitar over the March break, and it has golden hardware...

Don't get me wrong, it looks great, and cool and stuff. Some people think it's too tacky, and it can be, with certain guitars... but I think it looks fine. Anyhow, there's one problem I just noticed with the new gold harware...

It wares. on the left side of the bridge (very very slightly), and on the adjusting screw, where I rest my palm, has faded in some areas to either light goldish colour, or a silvery colour that isn't shiny anymore...

Has anyone else had this problem?
Is there any way to get the gold back on there?
Also, what are your thoughts on gold hardware?

Don't rest your palm on the bridge. Only when you're palm muting. And wipe down your guitar's hardware (and strings while you're at it) when you're done playing.
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I always rest my palm on the bridge, that's how I play....

What am I supposed to do, hold it above the bridge, and support it with my pinky?
what guitar is it?
It may just be low-ish quality hardware, and upgrading would be the solution.

Other than that, I don't know if there's like any kind of protectant or whatever, but it might be worth looking into.
The thickness of gold plate on every guitar brand varies.. cost / build quality etc... its inevitable, its gonna happen, the sweat / oil from your hands will tarnish the gold plate, if you try and polish it out, you will remove even more..

A damp cloth, and a wipe down after use will remove the worst... try a google and you will see many answers, from thin gold plate, to avoid the bling.... but its inevitably going to happen