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How do you buff a guitar finish?

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by LA, Mar 18, 2002.

  1. LA


    Oct 17, 2001
    I have some superficial scratches on my Kingston behind the bridge due to the strings (in particular, the ball end) rubbing against the surface when I put the strings in, so how would I go about getting rid of these? Is it safe to by a buffer/polisher that will attach to a drill? Thanks for your help.
  2. Chasarms

    Chasarms Casual Observer

    May 24, 2001
    Bettendorf, IA USA
    I have always had good luck simply buffing them out by hand.

    Just get soft cloth or old T-shirt and somw polishing compound from the autoparts store. Wet the cloth, dab on a bit of polishing compound and get to work.

    It has always worked great for me. I suggest getting the least abrasive compound available. Sometimes even plain old car wax is good enough to buff out the scratches.

  3. LA


    Oct 17, 2001
    The car wax was something I considered, thanks. But please don't say 'get to work', I already hear this enough at home...:D

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