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I'm installing emg pickups into a guitar but i cannot get the solder to stick to the outside of the potentiometers

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Use some fine sandpaper to clean a spot where you want to solder before you do the soldering.
Maybe you will have to use some soldering flux or paste or other like stearine, colophony (rosin) to make the solder stick, but usually if you clean it well with sandpaper and alcohol before soldering, the flux in the soldering wire should make the solder stick well enough, but that varies depending on the material used for the cover of the potentiometer.

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