What Guitar Polish Are You Using ?

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  1. 8len8

    8len8 Supporting Member

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    Whatever random one I pick up. Over decades I’ve never had a situation where I thought “I need better polish”.
     
  2. PatriotBadger

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    Yep. I don't understand the guitar polish thing. If it has a little funk on it, moisten the cloth a bit. Polish seems pretty pointless to me.
     
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    Mostly my breath and a polishing cloth, but Virtuoso for a "looks like brand new" shine.
     
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  4. JeffK

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    Dry cloth during a string change.
     
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  5. Jane Doe

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    StewMac’s Preservation Polish followed up with Renaissance wax.
     
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  6. Go Cat Go!!

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    This is what I use as well. One bottle will last forever. It also gets the stickiness out of nitro. I bought a used partscaster finished in nitro. The nitro was apllied at a very reputable shop. The body was fine but the neck was very sticky. I tried everything suggested for that. Dr. Ducks did the job in one application. I
     
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  7. monty

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    Right now Gibson Luthiers choice, but I just waxed my first guitar* so I'm interested too.

    *Been playing about 35 years, never waxed one before. With stores closed, gotta do something with the G.A.S. LOL.
     
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  8. David Garner

    David Garner Gold Supporting Member

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    The standard Gibson pump polish.
     
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    LOL!:rollGood one.
    Guitar polish...... Not Polish guitars
     
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  11. ShredSquatch

    ShredSquatch Conspiracy Experience Director & Stunt Guitarist Silver Supporting Member

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    First I've heard of this, And it seems to be really popular. I'll have to check it out!

    ~ss
     
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    It does a really good job of cleaning up and polishing your guitars. It'll work on any guitar finish but it is especially good on nitro finishes.
     
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    I always keep a stock of both the Virtuoso cleaner and polish on hand, although one could easily get by with the polish alone.
     
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    Echoplexi Silver Supporting Member

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    ^^
     
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  15. ShredSquatch

    ShredSquatch Conspiracy Experience Director & Stunt Guitarist Silver Supporting Member

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    Well I learned one thing... don't polish a Fender Custom Shop Relic lol. Just use a cloth to wipe it down.
    I polished mine and it took a little something away. It doesn't look bad but it just seems a little brighter now.

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  16. Alchemist XP

    Alchemist XP Silver Supporting Member

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    In 25 years of playing a lot of guitar, I've probably "polished" them 3-4 times total. I typically just wipe them off with a damp cloth when I restring them.

    There's just something I find repelling about treating a guitar like a beautiful fine piece of furniture ... it's an instrument that sounds best when it's being abused a bit ... it's a tool, not a piece of art. I much prefer guitars that are dinged up, scratched, faded, but set up perfectly and the set up is something I do pay a lot of attention to.
     
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  17. Guitarwiz007

    Guitarwiz007 Silver Supporting Member

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    A damp cloth followed by a microfiber wipe down. I haven't used a polish in years. It's humid at the beach in the summer time but I just wipe the sweat off and done. All my guitars still look pretty darn good.

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  18. ShredSquatch

    ShredSquatch Conspiracy Experience Director & Stunt Guitarist Silver Supporting Member

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    Hey go over and tell us more about that guitar you posted in the other thread. That top is gorgeous!

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  19. Trebor Renkluaf

    Trebor Renkluaf I was hit by a parked car, what's your excuse? Silver Supporting Member

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    Thread.
     
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  20. derek_is_eric

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    I've got Gibson, Fender, and Music Nomad stuff scattered all around. Typically, I use just a microfiber cloth with a bit of whatever's closest sprayed onto it.
     
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