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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 09-22-2004, 05:08 AM Thread Starter
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Just polished frets...WOW!

My recently bought RG2027 (used) had oxidated frets: they were sticky and dull. I've just finished polishing them with the method suggest by www.projectguitar.com : I've used a polish for steel (used on cars too), I've masked the fretboard with masking paper and I polished every single fret with the polish. Them I took a Dremel with a very soft polishing tip and I gently wiped the polish away from the frets.
Well....this took me 1 hour and a half, but God....the result is AMAZING!! The frets are shining like in a brand new guitar! And now it also plays better, no sticky-feelings anymore! (I've also put some lemon oil on the board, that was very dry-looking).
This topic is just to say: TRY IT!
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 09-25-2004, 03:25 PM
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I just use #0000 steel wool but yeah it feels great.
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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 10-12-2004, 06:04 AM
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used to use steel wool last time, but too messy. hate them sticking to the pickup. not to mention it scatters around the room.

now i just use metal polish e.g. autosol applied with cotton buds. less messy, with about the same result.
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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 10-12-2004, 08:46 AM
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do both

Its actually best to use both wirewool and polish in two applications ... protect the fretboard with masking tape (althoughh lessen the adhesive properties first by sticking it to your jeans a couple of times), use 0000 wire wool to polish the frets lengthways, then use a wadding such a duraglit but be careful not to get it on the board. cover the pickups with tape first to prevent debri from getting in there.

Then treat the fretboard with a drop of bore oil and use a clean rag to polish the frets, restring and setup and you're away.
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