Polishing scratches in nitrocellulose

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by Arranger, Dec 4, 2005.

  1. Arranger


    Mar 9, 2003
    I have some minor scratches on the back of the neck of a new guitar with nitrocellulose finish. Can these be polished out with some ease? What agents would be advised?

    Thanks for the advice!
  2. Jason Brown

    Jason Brown Supporting Member

    May 1, 2000
    SLC, UT
    3M makes a product called Finesse-it II finishing material that can be found at automotive finishing stores and is like magic in a bottle. I've been using it for years on my basses and my car. It's best used with an undyed lint-free cloth of some kind. I've used cheese cloth and microfiber cloth, both with excellent results.