Cleaning up my Gibson

Discussion in 'Guitars in General' started by acoustic0804, Dec 20, 2009.

  1. acoustic0804

    acoustic0804 Member

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    Does anyone have any tips on how to clean up a faded cherry finish? anything to clean up the little dings and scratches acquired from normal playing?
     
  2. Don A

    Don A Silver Supporting Member

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    Virtuoso Cleaner and Polish. The cleaner will make it look like new. The polish will make it stay that way.
     
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    The gibson polish in the orange and white bottle is what i use it has some laquer mixed in with it so it helps preserve and puts a good shine on it.
     
  4. Phishy4

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    I've had good luck with Martin polish or Dunlop formula 65.
     
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    This stuff is great. Makes a black guitar look like new!
     
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    Fender sells a great detailing kit, made by McGuires the car polish people, that's got 4 stages including: compound, polish, wax, and final shine spray. Excellent.
     
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    that would be my suggestion as well.
     
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    Good stuff. Well worth the $$$.

    rooster.
     
  9. musicofanatic5

    musicofanatic5 Supporting Member

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    Will it "clean up the little dings and scratches" like the OP ask for? Does any product "clean up" dings? Scratches? Fine abrasive rubbing conpounds may work out light scratches, but dings? I doubt it.
     
  10. beepboopbop

    beepboopbop Supporting Member

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    Another fan of the Virtuoso cleaner and polish. Made my old black Les Paul look new again!
     

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