Originally posted by vai777
I am assuming that these micromesh sanders are only to be used on the neck.
Not to, lets say remove pick scratches from a finish on a guitar.
if im wrong please let me know. also is there any product that will remove pick scratches from the finish.
:AOKOriginally posted by -CM-
I think you want the whole kit, which includes 9 different grits (2 of each one).
Originally posted by Scott Peterson
A few things to know about using Micromesh:
- Use *LIGHT* pressure and no sanding block on necks. In essence you are going to do, though faster, what you would be doing if you played the guitar for 10-15 years inside 10-15 minutes. You are NOT "sanding" the neck in a traditional sense; you are not removing tons of finish. You ARE treating the surface.
- I wrap the micromesh fabric around my index/middle/ring fingers and work back and forth from the headstock to the body. I flip the guitar up to hit the edges of the fretboard near the body (and mask off the body as detailed below).
- If you want DEEP glossy, wet the micro mesh fabric. Not soggy or dripping; just wet.
- You'll know you're done with each grade of grit once you feel no "drag" on the sanding as you work. That is your cue to move to the next grip.
- Wipe off the neck in-between each different grit with a clean dry cloth.
- If you just want to roll the edges of your fingerboard, you can easily use the micro mesh dry and again lightly work it. Don't "Grind" it into the edges, just work it lightly and evenly across the entire edge of the fingerboard.
- I use 3M's painters masking tape (it is often blue) to mask off the body of the guitar.
- The gloss finish you will end up with on the neck and fretboard edge is actually a truer and deeper sheen than even the PRS "dipped in glass" finish they are known for. This is NOT your "I rubbed out my neck with 0000 steel wool so it feels nice, but looks like poo" type of thing. Honest.
- The end result is a *soft* feel with incredible deep sheen that does not get tacky =ever= and rolls the fretboard edges and treats the ends of your frets in a manner that playing the guitar for 15 years would naturally do anyway.
- Wash off the micro mesh when you are done with warm water (no soap!) and let them air dry. They last a LONG time. 8 years so far on my first set.
Scott Peterson said:Simple to use - I just get the neck clean, wet the micromesh (starts at 1500 grit) and work the neck, using light pressure and keeping it even. I have a few towels nearby to clean off the film that develops. By the time you get up to 8000 grit, you'll see the shine coming back. After 12000 grit and then a good polish, it'll shine like mad - MUCH deeper than before. But will be smooth as satin to touch.