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FDP Forum / Guitar Mods, Repairs, and Projects / What's your grit/ steel wool/ fret eraser preference?

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in the Brassicas
Nov 21st, 2017 03:23 AM   Edit   Profile  

Just thought I'd mention this, as I had assumed the 5 0's would be finer than the 4 0's, but it isn't. As my steel wool was running out faster than my thought processes about buying fret erasers etc I went to the local hardware store and got some Liberon 0000. It's actually finer than the Colron 00000 (from B&Q) I had been using, I compared them on a drop fill.

On the drop fill instead of going from 1000 grit to the 5 0's I thought it might need a grit in between the 1000 and the finer 4 0's so I used 1000, 1200, 4 0's. It made for a lot less Meguiars polishing! So I'll try that combination on frets as well, and I've got some 1500 paper on the way to try.

Edit Liberon sp.

(This message was last edited by vomer at 12:14 PM, Nov 22nd, 2017)


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"The night has a thousand eyes."
Nov 24th, 2017 08:55 PM   Edit   Profile  

Try Gorgomyte Fret conditioning cloth. Works great and no steel wool hairs to deal with. Your frets will be as shiny as you’ve ever seen.

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Broke Down

in the Brassicas
Nov 25th, 2017 03:31 PM   Edit   Profile  

Thanks, I'll look it up.



Why do I keep fixing things that work?
Nov 26th, 2017 07:36 AM   Edit   Profile  

Gorgomyte is a nice polish treatment. Think of it as you would Brasso for brass polish.
It is a cleaner and not a abrasive type of finishing treatment.
It will remove tarnished gunk from metal surfaces and leaves a nice shine, but will not remove scuffing that occurred during any sanding or other abrasive marks.
So, if you have a chromed surface, this stuff will work well to remove any dingy muck that has built up and cleans the surface really well!
Just wanted to let you know that it is not an abrasive type of polishing cloth but more of a treated gauze material that cleans.

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