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« on: February 16, 2013, 02:15:05 PM »

if there has been a thread about this let me know. other wise... anybody tried it?
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« Reply #1 on: February 16, 2013, 02:42:38 PM »

There is a shiny spot about the size of a quarter on my 03 where my thumb rubs on the top around the 18th fret. I know this isn't exactly the answer you were looking for, but it's possible. Lots of buffing. Lots.
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« Reply #2 on: February 16, 2013, 02:43:30 PM »

Here you go....everything you need to know to make your guitar glossy.....


http://www.tomyoungguitar.com/OrsinoizingPage.html
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« Reply #3 on: February 16, 2013, 03:51:36 PM »

Unless your tooled up your arm will get one heck of a work out. I wouldn't do it again.
Thanks, Dave
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« Reply #4 on: February 16, 2013, 04:16:53 PM »

    I buffed out the headstock on my F-III and F-IV. They came out very nice except for the orbital sander swirls that become more visible with a gloss finish. It just depends on how well your guitar was sanded to begin with. I used a different process than the link above, but I don't want to explain it again. I had a thread with pics about polishing out the F-IV. It came out far better than the F-III.
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« Reply #5 on: February 16, 2013, 05:11:36 PM »

This has been discussed many times here.    When I first joined they were calling it the Orsino method.   I've seen some great results and some not-so-great results.   the difference is, as always, using the right materials and how much effort you are willing to put into it.   If you try it just be careful not to buff all the way  through the finish
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« Reply #6 on: February 16, 2013, 05:25:34 PM »

Why would you want to? I say, let an 03 be an 03.
That said, I do like the partial shiny-ness that shows up on the body after a while, revealing each guitar's unique story.

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« Reply #7 on: February 17, 2013, 02:01:31 PM »

Here you go....everything you need to know to make your guitar glossy.....


http://www.tomyoungguitar.com/OrsinoizingPage.html


thanks for that. I was already thinking mcguires.

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« Reply #8 on: February 17, 2013, 02:05:17 PM »

Why would you want to? I say, let an 03 be an 03.
That said, I do like the partial shiny-ness that shows up on the body after a while, revealing each guitar's unique story.

afro

here's why I was thinking about it....
the top got a long v shape bump from the case falling closed on it and the mark is shiny!
can I make the shiny bump mark satin again?
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« Reply #9 on: February 17, 2013, 02:22:39 PM »

Meguiar's products aren't silcone free.
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« Reply #10 on: February 17, 2013, 05:57:15 PM »

You most certainly can!

NEVER use Meguiar's products, they contain silicone. Use Stewart MacDonald polishing products. Silicone free and designed for guitar finishes.
http://www.stewmac.com/shop/Finishing_supplies/Abrasives,_polishes,_buffers/ColorTone_Polishing_Compounds.html

http://www.stewmac.com/shop/Finishing_supplies/Abrasives,_polishes,_buffers/Foam_Polishing_Pads.html

And here are my results:



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« Reply #11 on: February 17, 2013, 06:06:36 PM »

dcarey all I can say is wow!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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« Reply #12 on: February 18, 2013, 04:52:49 AM »

Yes, dcarey did a great job on his. But keep in mind what danny said about the sanding marks, they are much more noticeable after polishing to gloss.
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« Reply #13 on: February 20, 2013, 11:11:16 PM »

I tried this and did not have good results (only on headstock), was not using correct tools though (sandpaper and not steel wool), so just watch out
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