Have you ever cleaned a guitar with Pledge?

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  1. markmann

    markmann Member

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    I still own a 1976 LP that I bought new and I used pledge on the rosewood fretboard for many years until I switched to lemon oil. Never a problem. I loved how it made the rosewood look and made the guitar easier to play. I used it on other guitars as well with no issues but the LP is the oldest and got the pledge treatment the most.
     
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  2. Jerrod

    Jerrod Silver Supporting Member

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    WTF would I do that?
     
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  3. Sofakingblue

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    I use it all the time to wipe the strings and finger prints off the body; poly finishes only. I use a LITTLE lemon oil on the nitro finishes.
     
  4. Whats4dessert

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    Never used it; closest I've come is using Old English lemon oil polish. Nowadays the only thing I use is Lizard Spit....except for my gas can guitars where I use Kit car wax.
     
  5. Ron Kirn

    Ron Kirn Gold Supporting Member Vendor

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    AND Roy's dead. ???
     
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    Don't use anything with silicone in it. I think Turtle Wax (for cars) works well.
     
  7. Blue Light

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    THIS is where I like to use Lemon Pledge. What with road crud and flying chain lube, the swingarm just gets filthy. After hosing it down, zap it with Pledge (not the chain, of course), buff it down with a rag, and that low-down area gets a pleasant gleam.

    On my Les Paul??? You kidding me?

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  8. madhermit

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    I am pretty sure that back on the Birds and Moons forum, it was reported that PRS used And recommended Lemon Pledge on their guitars.

    I have no source other than my memory, so take that for what you will.
     
  9. Kmaz

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    I made a pledge not to.
     
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    Let's have a list of the good stuff that will lift off fingerprints, smears, gunk, and leave a shine, even over an area that has been dulled by sweat and finger abrasion.
    Anything?
     
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    The gibson polish is cheap considering how long a small bottle will last and works great. Takes a bit more effort to wipe the pledge off or it leaves a residue but is excellent for cleaning acrylic aircraft windows so I wouldn’t be afraid to use it on a poly finish
     
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    He was very talented. :D
     
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  14. Mark Robinson

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    Virtuoso polish is good. On solid color Fenders I’ll use mother’s car wax.
     
  15. Dharmajester

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    Been using it since 69, never an issue ( although it's strictly out of laziness )
     
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  16. Emigre

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    It never even crossed my mind. My guitars are not furniture.

    I use a few drops of Dunlop polish, and a little lemon oil on my fretboard. Bought a small squat bottle of each about a decade ago, about half still left.
     
  17. orourke

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    I’ve been playing guitar for about 45 years so I assume I must have cleaned a guitar with Pledge but I can’t say for sure. Life is long.
     
  18. dspellman

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    Pledge is only supposed to be used on alien products. https://www.lookhuman.com/alien+products

    Back in the day, Pledge was what was available to polish your guitar.
    It works on wood furniture, and guitars are just wood with automotive paint applied. So we figured it was okay.

    Pre Ron, of course.
     
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  19. Microdot

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    Gibson Pump Polish & Polish Cloth Combo Kit $9.99. I bought 2 kits a couple years ago and I'm still on the first bottle, last forever. While maintaining 9 guitars.
     
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