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Offline willsie01

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Scratches
« on: November 25, 2017, 09:34:28 am »
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Re: Scratches
« Reply #1 on: November 25, 2017, 11:08:14 am »
I hate mysteries :)
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Re: Scratches
« Reply #2 on: November 25, 2017, 02:28:32 pm »
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Re: Scratches
« Reply #3 on: November 25, 2017, 02:52:13 pm »
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Re: Scratches
« Reply #4 on: November 25, 2017, 03:21:04 pm »
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Re: Scratches
« Reply #5 on: December 30, 2017, 03:06:10 pm »
Oh blimey!
Don’t quite know how I managed to send an incomplete message like this. No mystery just not noticing what I’d done.
What I was going to ask is if there is anything safe to use to remove very light surface marks made by my finger nails while strumming. Guitar hasn’t got a guard below the strings.


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Re: Scratches
« Reply #6 on: December 31, 2017, 05:55:21 am »
Electric? Practically any quality car polish.

You want the stuff that removes the swirls. It's the final step someone would buff a car out with for a show.

Several products.

3M - Fines-IT
McGuires - #? Not sure what their final number is these days.

Acoustic -- maybe the same thing but some acoustics don't have much finish... sooo.

If it is acoustic, you could always as Willie Nelson...

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Re: Scratches
« Reply #7 on: January 02, 2018, 04:39:09 pm »
If you want to get anal about it then a good cut with Farecla G3 followed by a final finish with Farecla G10 is about as good as it gets for polishing cremes . As used by professional car restorers and is quite expensive. I bought mine from ebay.

If you're not after absolute perfection then good old T-Cut is as good as anything.

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Re: Scratches
« Reply #8 on: January 02, 2018, 05:32:14 pm »
Something to keep in mind, is when you polish out scratches, you are in effect removing a layer of lacquer/paint, to bring the surrounding surface down to the level of the scratch.

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Re: Scratches
« Reply #9 on: January 02, 2018, 06:33:38 pm »
Light scratches like you describe - leave them (imo).

I take really good care of my instruments, while still remembering it’s a thing/tool to be used, and eventually they will show some wear. Cannot be avoided. Same as buying a nice new car when you have two small children and need to drive gear out to play gigs...

 

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