Had a set of Chrome and a set of Gold covered AL pickups, and decided to pull the covers off them.. The chrome ones came off nicely, revealing a clean white, and a clean white zebra one... But man oh man, the day they did the gold covered ones must have been some B-stock pickups or something. They look really rough and terrible even after cleaning them up- that isn't wax on them, thats just what they look like. Not sure what I'll do with 'em yet. All the covered are still in good shape too.