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Guitarman700
post Jun 24 2007, 07:49 PM
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Need to polish my guitar, don't have any guitar cleaner, all music shops closed, its a sunday.
so will windex ruin the finish? What should i use?


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post Jun 24 2007, 07:56 PM
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Oh god please no! not windex.... thats perty powerful stuff and i wouldn't put it near my guitar, heres what you should do, for today don't clean it! just wipe it down with a cloth and if you need to use a bit of water ( A BIT) you don't wanna warp a wooden guitar. Then.. wait till monday and get guitar cleaner smile.gif


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post Jun 24 2007, 07:57 PM
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QUOTE (Guitarman700 @ Jun 24 2007, 01:49 PM) *
Need to polish my guitar, don't have any guitar cleaner, all music shops closed, its a sunday.
so will windex ruin the finish? What should i use?


No!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It will live until tomorrow.

Would you windex a wood finish on a table? NOOOOOOOO!
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post Jun 26 2007, 05:32 AM
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I hear alot about cleaners vs guitars and to be honest it depends on what your cleaning. The paint on the body can handle almost all cleaners assuming you apply to cloth first and wipe dry when done cleaning. They usually have a clear laquer finish which is resistant to most everything but heat and paint thinners such as nail polish remover, etc.

To be honest, except for fretboard conditioners (just use lemon oil, or butchers wax, etc.), and polishes, most guitar cleaners are mostly water.

One used guitar I bought came COVERED in yellow smoker grime and smelled of 10 year old tobacco. Guitar cleaner just didn't cut it. I used 3-1 cleaner (Degreaser, Cleaner, Protectant) and scrubbed for over 3 hours and when I was finally done it looked beautiful. When I sold it 5 years later it still looked brand new.

P.S. - I know this post is late... so kill me! rolleyes.gif

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