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post #16 of 28 (permalink) Old 05-12-2007, 02:10 AM
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Re: Frickin´Heck! Rusty frets!

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Damn straight! 0000 is very fine, but still able to scratch and gouge into the board. Especially since you're going against the grain.
Definitely. I wouldn't want polishing paste on the board either, I have no idea what's in that stuff, but it might make it hard for Fret Doctor to sink in properly later on.
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post #17 of 28 (permalink) Old 05-12-2007, 02:29 AM
 
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Re: Frickin´Heck! Rusty frets!

doesnt hurt at all, its just a normal metal polisher, and you saw the end result. Its not that hard to remove it by using some alcohol.

fine if you dont like my way but i find the result rather good and satisfying,

you can still mask the fretboard if you like to avoid the paste from going to the fretboard.
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Re: Frickin´Heck! Rusty frets!

Not saying I don't like your way, or the result, looks good, but I'm a bit picky about what gets on my fretboards. It's just just for peace of mind really, I would rather mask it off.
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Re: Frickin´Heck! Rusty frets!

Oh, forgot to mention, that gunk you see aint all from the polisher. The guitar actually came in for a fretboard service.

THIS is the fretboard before.... CAUTION** NOT FOR THE FAINT HEARTED....
http://i52.photobucket.com/albums/g2...g/IMG_1684.jpg

That's why i didnt mask it off
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Re: Frickin´Heck! Rusty frets!

my god and i thought my fretboard was dirty lol
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Oh, forgot to mention, that gunk you see aint all from the polisher. The guitar actually came in for a fretboard service.

THIS is the fretboard before.... CAUTION** NOT FOR THE FAINT HEARTED....
http://i52.photobucket.com/albums/g2...g/IMG_1684.jpg

That's why i didnt mask it off
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I used to be ashamed of a couple of my fretboards until i cleaned them recently having discovered Rich's methods......but they weren't even close to being that bad

My fingers feel dirty just looking at that pic....i have to go and wash now
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Re: Frickin´Heck! Rusty frets!

wow! that looks like dried up poo
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post #23 of 28 (permalink) Old 05-12-2007, 09:19 AM
 
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Re: Frickin´Heck! Rusty frets!

I always use 0000 steel wool. Yes, be sure to mask the fretboard, and cover your pickups, otherwise, you'll be pulling steel wool fom the pole pieces!
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Re: Frickin´Heck! Rusty frets!

Just a little side track here, but any know the best way to clean up rusty pole pieces???
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Re: Frickin´Heck! Rusty frets!

UGH! Looks like someone took a dump on it. Poor thing.
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Just a little side track here, but any know the best way to clean up rusty pole pieces???
What type are they?
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Just a little side track here, but any know the best way to clean up rusty pole pieces???
careful! i cleaned all my pole pieces and found that muck on the pups made it sound a little bit warmer and nicer!
true story!!
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What type are they?
Just the stock pups on an old RG270!

Unfortunately i'm a "sweater"
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