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Old 12-20-2007, 05:38 PM   #1 (permalink)
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what kind of polish can i use on the guitar, i havent polished it before and i am not sure what to use, i dont know if somthing might ruin and of the metalic parts on it, and what could i use on the wooden fretboard, what can get rid of scratches
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Old 12-20-2007, 05:44 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Go to your music store and pick up a cleaning kit. I got one there and it had polish for my guitar in it.
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Old 12-21-2007, 03:50 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Standard polish is usually fine mind you. Depending what finish your guitar has.
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Old 12-23-2007, 12:47 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Go to your music store and pick up a cleaning kit. I got one there and it had polish for my guitar in it.
not one around for miles, so i needed to what kind of polish would work beside some made for the guitars
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Old 12-26-2007, 11:41 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Well...first off, what kind of guitar is it? and what kind of finish does it have?


If it has a thick, highly glossy, nitrocellulose or polyurethane finish (like you would see on most electric guitars) then you can use a number of different things. I've used this Meguiars CAR polish on my guitars. Makes 'em look amazing. Carnauba wax helps protect the clearcoat, and it shines up the guitar like you wouldn't believe.

I wouldn't suggest using actual Turtle Wax on your guitar though...I'm pretty sure automotive clearcoats are more durable than that of guitars. Try the Meguiars stuff though. It comes in a maroon spray bottle.

Scratches on guitar's are hard to get rid of, especially if they're large. If you've got polishing compound and a buffer, try that on an inconspicuous spot on the guitar (ie take off the neck plate and do it under there) to make sure it doesn't ruin your clearcoat. Then if it doesn't....go ahead and try it on the finish where the scratch is. Keep in mind that most guitars with high gloss finishes have something like 9 or 10 coats of nitrocellulose/polyurethane clearcoat on them so unless you get way too happy with the polishing compound, you shouldn't have a problem ruining the wood.


With that said.. DON'T USE EITHER OF THOSE THINGS ON THE FRETBOARD!!!! That would be EXTREMELY bad for it. Things you can use to clean the fretboard are:

Finger Ease - fretboard cleaner/conditioner available at any place that sells guitars

Rubbing alcohol - used sparingly of course. Don't go dumping it on your fretboard. Get a cloth/old sock/something and put a little bit of rubbing alcohol on it and wipe down each fret where need be.

Water - Again...used sparingly. Get a cloth damp in a small area and wipe down the frets. Make sure not to leave any water standing on the fretboard..that'll cause problems.

To condition the fretboard.. you can (sparingly again) use a furniture cleaner. (Pledge for example). They have oils in them that will help keep the fretboard from drying out and cracking.

Make sure that whatever you use on the fretboard is safe for whatever type of wood your fretboard happens to be.


Hope this helps.
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thank you, it helps a lot
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Old 12-28-2007, 11:57 PM   #7 (permalink)
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^UPDATE!!!!


I found out that using DENATURED alcohol instead of Isopropyl (rubbing) alcohol is better for the fretboard.


Question: what kind of guitar is it that you're talking about?
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Old 12-29-2007, 07:00 PM   #8 (permalink)
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electric, it lost a bit of its nice glossy look and i am looking to bring it back
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