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  • Can you polish a Nitrocellulose Lacquer finish ?

    Just curious. I mean beyond the usual dunlop 65 or equivalent type wipe down. Is there a decent wax or cleaner wax that might bring back some luster to an old nitro finish ?
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  • #2
    Meguier's Light Scratch and Swirl Remover followed by their finish polish. You can get it at most auto parts stores.
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    • #3
      Meguier's Light Scratch and Swirl Remover followed by their finish polish. You can get it at most auto parts stores.


      Thanks man. Much appreciated.
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      • #4
        Thanks man. Much appreciated.


        Use an orbital on it with Klasse.
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        By hand should be fine.
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        • #5
          The Dunlop wax in the Dunlop guitar maintenance kit seems to work fine for me.

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          • #6
            Martin Guitar polish,i've been using it for over 30 years,works great
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            • #7
              All of my nitro finished guitars have dull spots from my arm. I haven't really tried many products, but the typical guitar polishes/cleaners/swirl removers do not work. Personally, I don't care.

              I wouldn't take an orbital polisher to a $2000 guitar. Too many things can go wrong.

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              • #8
                I use a totally non-abrasive car polish.and I have for years with no issues whatsoever

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                • #9
                  All of my nitro finished guitars have dull spots from my arm. I haven't really tried many products, but the typical guitar polishes/cleaners/swirl removers do not work. Personally, I don't care.


                  I've noticed this too on my nearly-new ES339. I can polish it all day, but there's always an area on the bass bout edge that's a little dull. I think it's awesome!
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                  • #10
                    I've noticed this too on my nearly-new ES339. I can polish it all day, but there's always an area on the bass bout edge that's a little dull. I think it's awesome!


                    I do to. The necks on my nitro guitars are like that too. They feel like silk. I love it.

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                    • #11
                      I would stick to the dunlop wipes.


                      Unlike enamels, which cure and are relatively hard when cured, Nitro Lacquers never actually cure and can be relatively easily marred with solvents if left exposed.
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                      • #12
                        Whatsa DuPont wipe???

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                        • #13
                          meant dunlop....had dunlop and dupont on my mind.......
                          Gratuitous Gear Posting

                          2000 Fender Am. Deluxe Strat, Transparent Teal
                          Ibanez AEG30 Flametop Acoustic/Electric
                          Tweed Peavey Classic 50/212
                          Crate CA-60D Acoustic Amp

                          Rock out witcha *ock out !

                          //!!!||,,
                          +=========/// ------
                          \!!!||""


                          Cuz Curtis Lowe was the finest picka', to ever play the blues...


                          ##Good Deals with, Your Mom !##








                          Originally Posted by Hyphy Panther


                          I enjoy a good facial.









                          Originally Posted by shred4life


                          lets mail him some cat ****************

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                          • #14
                            Roger that and a +1 on your mention of solvents on Nitro finishes. In other words, don't just grab anything to polish your Nitro guitar.

                            Some guitar stands can mar a Nitro finish because of the type of rubber/plastic used to pad them. Even an old Nitro finish can be marred by just a few hours sitting in such a stand.

                            So yes, Nitro never gets fully hard making anything more than light polishing a risky proposition.

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                            • #15
                              Meguier's Light Scratch and Swirl Remover followed by their finish polish. You can get it at most auto parts stores.


                              Yup.
                              This can buff satin finish to gloss as well.
                              Use an old T-shirt, some elbow grease and alot of patience.
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