What Guitar Polish Are You Using ?

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  1. TL;DR

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    I generally use my left palm and fingers to polish the neck, my right forearm to polish the front, and my jeans to polish the back
     
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    ShredSquatch Conspiracy Experience Director & Stunt Guitarist Silver Supporting Member

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    Does the hair on your palms scratch the finish? And how can you see good enough to know it's done right?

    ~ss
     
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    Yes, but it matches the “relicking” from my belt and jean studs

    I see just as well as Jeff Healey did
     
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  4. Alchemist XP

    Alchemist XP Silver Supporting Member

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    Lysol Extreme Wipes are the ticket
     
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    My favorite is this.

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    Just a reminder. Don't use polish on a raw maple neck.
     
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    i like that too and always keep a bottle around but generally i use dunlop 65 in the large spray bottle. The gibson is a little different than the dunlop but also works well.
     
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    Bobbybigbucks Gold Supporting Member

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    Music Nomad Carnuba creme.

    It gets that sucker shining like a diamond in a goat's ass.
     
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  8. Scary Uncle G.

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    I use S-100 carnauba paste wax. I buy it at the local Harley-Davidson dealer.

    All wax, no harsh abrasives.
     
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  9. metropolis_4

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    When I was a kid I used to use my parents furniture polish. Once I started gigging I stopped polishing.

    When I change strings I use an old sock to clean dirt out from the places under the strings, and I use the edge of a pick to scrape the dirt off the fretboard. That’s about all I do these days.
     
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  10. saddletramp77

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    My now retired local luthier/tech/personal hero always used Meguiars Liquid Carnauba Wax(yes the kind for your car), citing that it was safe for both poly and nitro finishes, so that’s what I’ve always used. Hasn’t let me down yet! Plus that $10/16oz bottle lasts forever. That & a pack of microfiber cloths from Harbor Freight and you’re all set.
     
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    I treat my tools with care too, especially when they're expensive. I'm the sort of guy who puts a screen protector and case on his phone. I just look after stuff and prefer to try and keep things looking their absolute best.
     
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    I've used Meguiars for at least 20 years.
     
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    "Guitar polish"?
     
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    Virtuoso and Dunlop 65.

    Terry McInturff does a final polish with Dunlop 65 and a specific brand of paper towel. His finishes, of course, are truly second to none in the industry. I'd say Terry knows what he's talking about....
     
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    A lot of people have said it, but it's best not to use stuff like that very often. I mean like every 5 years or so, to remove really stubborn funk.
     
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  16. niassist

    niassist Garage Rock Star Silver Supporting Member

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    Man, in 28 years I'm not sure if I have ever polished one of my guitars. I've wiped them down and whatnot, but never polished. Thankfully, I have a wonderful guitar tech that polishes them when I take them in for service! He probably hates when I schedule appointments...
     
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    Damp paper towel works fine for me.
     
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    splatt david torn / splattercell Gold Supporting Member

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    usually Warszawa, Bielsko-Biela or Wroclaw.
     
  20. Hudman_1

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    Turtle Wax car detailer or Dunlop 65.
     
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