#1
hello, friends of UG!

over the years of playing, my bridge has accumulated much dirt and rust. im thinking of spray-painting it. i've already spray painted my volume and tone knobs because of the same reason but i know that spray painting the bridge is a different thing.

my question is: will spray painting affect the accuracy of the dimensions on the parts and affect the performance of the guitar? (intonation or anything else)
#2
May not affect the intonation, but it'll probably have an effect on the tone, even if only slightly.
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#5
It won't affect intonation or tone.

Buuuut...It will probablt affect the performance of the bridge itself, in that the paint will make the movements of the parts sticky and intermittent.

My 2 cents: Don't do it.
#6
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#8
if you do it, I advise against spraying the saddles/intonation wires. Take them out cuz they're the most important parts
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#10
if its a tom... i guess its "ok", i'm not encouraging you to do this at all tough
if its a tremolo, no
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#11
my suggestion is to take a dremmel tool with a light steel bristle brush head that goes on the dremmel tool, and just use that to get the rust off, it works amazing, it will take you literally 5-10 minutes and your bridge will look brand new
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my suggestion is to take a dremmel tool with a light steel bristle brush head that goes on the dremmel tool, and just use that to get the rust off, it works amazing, it will take you literally 5-10 minutes and your bridge will look brand new



are you talking about something like this? i like to call it a metal brush.


is this it?



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but with a finer wheel

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