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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 02-11-2004, 05:34 AM Thread Starter
 
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cleaning your guitar body?

hello.....

I havent cleaned my new ibanez yet

Because I know once i do it scratches the top coat.....it leaves the scratches you only see at a certain angle but it bothers me.......

Is there a way to avoid this?.........I use a polish cloth that i bought from guitar store..........Martin polish.....
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 02-11-2004, 05:43 AM
 
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Re: cleaning your guitar body?

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...it scratches the top coat... it leaves the scratches you only see at a certain angle...
HUH!?!

anyway, if you really think that the polish scratches your guitar body, dont use it. rather use a water-moisten cloth, it cleans the hell out without scratching anything.
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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 02-11-2004, 07:17 AM
 
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To my mind it's the dust and crap left on your axe after playing that will mess up the finish.
A good quality lint free cloth is what you need, if you want to go all out you can get wipes that lift dust from the surface, i use one of these before applying polish so's not to rub dust and dirt into and around the finish.
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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 02-11-2004, 08:12 AM
 
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You can get really good microfibre cloths called Googalies I use them after a final buff they are excellent,

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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 02-11-2004, 08:12 AM
 
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tac cloth is good for removing any dust before polishing. I think you can get it in most DIY stores. It picks up the dirt and leaves it stuck to the cloth.

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