View Full Version : My buddy just scratched his new strat
12-07-2010, 09:12 AM
Hope this is the right place to post this...
Guys...I just got email from a good friend who got a new (used) Strat. He was polishing frets with mild abrasive and the rag accidently rubbed on the body for a second. Nothing deep, just superficial.
Any suggestions on something to polish out the scratches? Maybe a Maguire product?
He's all bummed out - he's only had it a few days. Thanks a bunch.
12-07-2010, 09:20 AM
What's important is how deep the scratches are. That will tell you which product to start with.
Micromesh sells a plastic polishing kit that has all of the materials in it to buff out haze/scratches in plastic (or polyurethane guitar finishes!). That might be a flexible solution, plus it's great for old tail-light lenses and such.
A link: http://www.marvgolden.com/micro-mesh-kr-70-acrylic-plastic-restoration-kit.html
12-07-2010, 01:35 PM
Maguires's mirror glaze #9, it can be purchased at an auto parts store.
12-07-2010, 08:09 PM
I use Meguiar's myself, mainly #2 and #3. #9 strikes me as a bit light for anything that can truly be called a scratch.
12-08-2010, 04:42 AM
Thanks so much for your advice guys...I'll pass this along. I told him now he wouldn't have to worry about the first ding... ;)
12-11-2010, 02:03 AM
Call it mojo, and the first steps down the path of a natural relic!
12-11-2010, 06:50 AM
Relic'ing is the greatest gift EVER to clumsy repairmen! Make every fault a fashion.
12-11-2010, 12:12 PM
It's not going to be the last ding on the guitar, but he can try to buff it out with Meguires as suggested above.
12-13-2010, 10:59 AM
Even the most qualified shop puts dings albiet tiny.. on guitars..it happens...so your friend
should be happy he put it there himself..
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