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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 09-06-2011, 07:23 PM Thread Starter
 
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Fret Polish with Micro Mesh

Hello Everyone,

I just purchased a used RG770DX. I thought I would post the fret polish process in a separate thread for an easy reference.

I know that there are many different ways to restore/polish frets but I been using micro mesh and have had great sucess and wanted to share with the community..

Don't think that polishing is just cosmetic. It also make the neck play much smoother now.. B4 it flet like someone put some maple syrup on the board....It feels awesome now..

TAPE UP Fretboard

Since my maple board has a top layer of clear I did not want to risk sanding it out the clear when polishing the frets. So I taped up the board with some good old painter's tape. I don't bother taping the board up on my rosewood or ebony boards. Stew Macs sells fret board protectors that would be really hany for this... Need to order a few of those...

BE SURE TO CLICK THE BAR AT THE TOP OF EACH PHOTO TO SEE THE FULL SIZE IMAGE.. IT REALLY MAKES A DIFFERENCE!!!!




Micro Mesh

4000, 6000, 8000, 12000... I dip the MM in soapy water to make them last longer.. You can use them dry also

4000 does most of the heavy lifting you can really see the difference just after the 4000.. (4th fret is UN-polished)




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Re: Fret Polish with Micro Mesh

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post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old 09-06-2011, 07:33 PM Thread Starter
 
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Cleaned board with warm soapy water....



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post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old 09-07-2011, 06:08 AM
 
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Re: Fret Polish with Micro Mesh

Excellent tutorial mate
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Re: Fret Polish with Micro Mesh

You should always remove the neck from the body if possible to do fretwork. Last thing you need is grit and junk getting onto the pickups or into the electronics.

Also, the white balance on your camera is really messed up. All the pics have a very yellow tint, makes it hard to see what you're doing.
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Re: Fret Polish with Micro Mesh

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You should always remove the neck from the body if possible to do fretwork. Last thing you need is grit and junk getting onto the pickups or into the electronics..
Good tip.. I can see myself removing the neck if was using steel wool.. But with MM I do not think it is necessary..

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Also, the white balance on your camera is really messed up. All the pics have a very yellow tint, makes it hard to see what you're doing.
Hmmm.. I just have it set to FULL AUTO for most of the shots.. The color is actaully very close to how it looks like in person..
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Re: Fret Polish with Micro Mesh

looks great bro ...
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