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Title: POlISHED MAINTENANCE? Please Read!
Post by: stuco on August 16, 2006, 06:13:32 PM
 :ph34r:

I polished my guitar now I have some questions.  Will the smell go away?  Will I have to repolish it over time?  Can I use regular guitar polish on it now?


Title: Re: POlished maintenence?
Post by: stuco on August 17, 2006, 03:26:24 PM
 :ph34r:

Read 27(now 57) times and nobody has any advice?


Title: Re: POlished maintenence?
Post by: dcarey on August 17, 2006, 04:40:18 PM
Sounds like you have 27 folks waiting for the answer. I'd like to get rid of the smell in mine, too.

Dan


Title: Re: POlISHED MAINTENANCE? Please Read!
Post by: dbirchett on August 18, 2006, 11:52:50 PM
I have not done anything to mine after I polished them other than run a dry microfiber cloth over them. They don't stink (or at least I can't smell them -- reminds me of an old joke). A slightly dampened cloth is all you really need. Unless you really glossed them up like whiskeyjack, there shouldn't be much of an issue of fingerprints. If there is, the dampened cloth should take care of it. If not, a good guitar polish without silicones such as final note, virtuoso, or Petros could be sparingly used. 


Title: Re: POlISHED MAINTENANCE? Please Read!
Post by: red on August 19, 2006, 04:27:34 PM
Smell? What did you use? Did you make your satin finish glossy?


Title: Re: POlISHED MAINTENANCE? Please Read!
Post by: stuco on August 19, 2006, 05:11:48 PM
 :ph34r:

Yes, very glossy. I used meguiars scratch x and the crystal step 1 and 2.  The smell is from these abrasives.  It has gone away some.


Title: Re: POlISHED MAINTENANCE? Please Read!
Post by: stuco on August 21, 2006, 08:05:44 PM
 :ph34r:

Smells like it did out of the box again.  Is there any other maintenance for the polished finishes?