Pledge = Good or Bad?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Reynolds 101, Jun 30, 2008.

  1. If I wiped down my P-bass with lemon scented pledge, would it look ok?
  2. I haven't a clue about this either way, but you may want to mention what kind of finish your bass has, for the people that might have one.
  3. I used pledge for awhile. Never had any problems. But you can get a large container of instrument wipes for about $10 and they last a while.
  4. Well I use it on my acoustic guitar and ukulele and it usually gives them a good shine so I'll just try it. Its white anyways so you wont be able to tell but I just will anyways.
  5. Oren Hudson

    Oren Hudson

    Dec 25, 2007
    Gastonia, NC
    I have a luthier friend who uses it on all of the guitars that he works on or builds. I've used it, but prefer a fairly new Fender product done in associaiton with Mequiar's called mist & wip finish enhancer. Sometimes, pledge is a little difficult to get off of chrome type stuff. :cool:
  6. JimmyM

    JimmyM Supporting Member

    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Yamaha, Ampeg, Line 6, EMG
    If it's non-wax Pledge, that's OK, but wax Pledge will build up over time and actually make it look dull.
  7. Bad stuff for a guitar. It contains polymers and silicones that will ruin your finish over time.
  8. mongo2


    Feb 17, 2008
    Da Shaw
    It'll smell Lemon-Fresh for days.
  9. alembicbones


    Nov 10, 2000
    Seattle, WA
    My recommendation would be to get yourself some Alembic Super Polish. I use it on all of my basses and it works great. It doesn't create build up and gives the bass an extremely smooth and sleek feel. It can be had at and is not very expensive. A bottle will last you a couple years.

    Best Wishes,
  10. ibanezcollector

    ibanezcollector Yoyo's Hurt When You Crank It Into Your Face

    Feb 18, 2007
    Cleveland Ohio
    Pledge = Silicone

    Silicone = Never attempt to refinish or repair(paint) bass..