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    Rod Magnet Hell....

    So, I ordered 50 rod magnets from Montreux. They got here really fast. Unfortunately, they came unbevelled and pre-magnetized. Man, what a PITA! Any tips or tricks to bevelling premagnetized rods without cleaning up a major mess???

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    Go to Premier Guitar's video page:
    http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/Video.aspx
    watch all the Seymour how to make a pickup videos and you'll see how to do it....

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    I know how to bevel but I'm just used to them not being magnetized when I do it. The "shavings" are terrible to get off of them...just thought there may be an easier way than wiping each rod for 5 minutes to clean them off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stan H View Post
    I know how to bevel but I'm just used to them not being magnetized when I do it. The "shavings" are terrible to get off of them...just thought there may be an easier way than wiping each rod for 5 minutes to clean them off.
    Duct tape. Use like a lint remover.

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    Amazing, thanks Joe. Sometimes the simplest methods escape me...always trying to make everything a little harder than they need to be.

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    even easier, demagnetize them and just blow them off then remagnetize, its what I do...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stan H View Post
    Amazing, thanks Joe. Sometimes the simplest methods escape me...always trying to make everything a little harder than they need to be.
    Well, OK, I can help... The more complicated method is collodion.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Collodion

    Look up the use of collodion in optics and telescope making. I mean, if you need the magnets really clean.

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    Collodion was also used by pathologist Thomas Stoltz Harvey to preserve Einstein's brain in 1955.

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