and man. what a difference. i had used wet pads before that were popular and recommended on here and it did very little. finally i was talking with a local musician who has a MIM tele that feels wonderful and i asked him about it and he said he used the scotch brite pads. i did some research on here and on other forums with various mixed results so i tested it out on the high fret registry on a small piece of the neck and was happy with the result. after about 30 second to a minute of lightly scrubbing my neck is absolutely wonderful to play now. im wondering if i need to use some oil for protection or not. i cant quite tell if i took most of the coat off or now. either way, im very happy with the way it feels. just as nice as any custom shop ive held or guitars from very reputable builders. THAT SAID, I AM NOT SUGGESTING FOR ANYONE TO DO THIS WITH THEIR GUITARS WITHOUT RESEARCH, TRYING IT ON A SMALL SURFACE FIRST AND TAKING ANY SAFETY PRECAUTIONS SUCH AS WEARING A FACE MASK.