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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 12-30-2005, 08:34 PM Thread Starter
 
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Cleaning a mirror pickgaurd

hi !
I got my new 7 string the other day ( RG7321) and I got a Mirror pickgaurd from Jeannie put on it. I LOVE it, however Im wondering what the best way to clean it is. I used some guitar polish I have kicking around and it seemed to make it worst. THen I tryed the same stuff with a mirco fibre cloth, same still. Windex dosnt seem to do anything either!

THanks
-Jesse
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 01-01-2006, 03:49 AM
 
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Re: Cleaning a mirror pickgaurd

I hate to state the obvious but did you take the protective plastic off the front of the scratchplate? It may be hard to see. Normal guitar polish and a microfibre or even any soft cloth should work fine.
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post #3 of 8 (permalink) Old 01-01-2006, 04:16 PM
 
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Re: Cleaning a mirror pickgaurd

Just wondering, but did you get a custom pickguard from Jeannie that was like a UV but only had two humbuckers?

I'm tempted to get one myself so how much did it cost?
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post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old 01-01-2006, 09:27 PM
 
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Re: Cleaning a mirror pickgaurd

Oh i forgot, congratz on the new guitar!
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post #5 of 8 (permalink) Old 01-04-2006, 09:06 AM
 
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Re: Cleaning a mirror pickgaurd

If your pickguard is a metallic mirror

this:
http://www.jemsite.com/forums/showth...=polish+mirror

this:
http://www.jemsite.com/forums/showth...=polish+mirror

or this:
http://www.jemsite.com/forums/showth...=polish+mirror
bottom of the 1st page.

I need to try those myself too...

if it's plastic...I dunno'
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post #6 of 8 (permalink) Old 01-04-2006, 11:59 AM
 
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Brasso polish works good on plastic scratch plate's, you rub a little on a old Tshirt the size of a dime , then gently over the scratch plate , the brasso will go like a powder film when dry, then use a clean part of the Tshirt to rub of the powder, rub fast & softly ok! get's out lite scuffs on paint work as well , the trick is to use a clean cloth each time you buff the Brasso off ok.
Cheers-Jake
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post #7 of 8 (permalink) Old 01-04-2006, 08:48 PM
 
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Re: Cleaning a mirror pickgaurd

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Brasso polish works good on plastic scratch plate's, you rub a little on a old Tshirt the size of a dime , then gently over the scratch plate , the brasso will go like a powder film when dry, then use a clean part of the Tshirt to rub of the powder, rub fast & softly ok! get's out lite scuffs on paint work as well , the trick is to use a clean cloth each time you buff the Brasso off ok.
Cheers-Jake
I definatly wouldn't use that on clear coat though. Brasso is abasive (way way more than guitar polish. it is designed for metal) so it will actully scratch paintwork. Im not sure about pickguards though ill have to take your word
I recon it'd work perfectly on the aluminium guards on the JEM 90th though.
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post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old 01-06-2006, 08:10 PM
 
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work's well bro, ive been using brasso on all my guitar's work's better than guitar polish, the scratch issue you mention about the clear coat paint brasso will not harm paint, it's way to fine for scratching up paintwork,but it will remove most swirl scratchs you get on guitars & scratch plates, & if you use a polyglaze after the brasso it will keep the guitar nice& shiney - swirl resistant, don't ever push hard, always lite & fast, always use clean cloth to buff off excess polish & glaze.

Cheers - Jake
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