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    Hey all I've got this really, really nice Jackson guitar and I wanted to know if I could do anything about the wear and tear on the finish from years of playing? Guitar has no missing paint/chips just lots of fine scratches.

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    Re: Scratch removal, is it possible to DIY at home?

    Originally posted by RickD View Post
    Hey all I've got this really, really nice Jackson guitar and I wanted to know if I could do anything about the wear and tear on the finish from years of playing? Guitar has no missing paint/chips just lots of fine scratches.

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    Turtle Wax rubbing and polishing compound (use both.) Possibly a wet sand with 2000 if that doesn’t work. Saves elbow grease if you have a rotary/orbital car polisher for the hard poly btw.
    Last edited by Silence Kid; 09-17-2019, 03:52 PM.
    Originally posted by King Buzzo
    I love when people come up to me and say “Your guitar sound was better on Stoner Witch, when you used a Les Paul. “...I used a Fender Mustang reissue on that, dumbass!

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    • #3
      Re: Scratch removal, is it possible to DIY at home?

      Yes, exactly.
      Use automotive products and a car polisher/buffer.
      You will be amazed at how effective it can be.

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        Re: Scratch removal, is it possible to DIY at home?

        My experiences:

        https://forum.seymourduncan.com/show...light=Meguiars

        https://forum.seymourduncan.com/show...light=Meguiars
        Oh no.....


        Oh Yeah!

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        • #5
          Re: Scratch removal, is it possible to DIY at home?

          You can do that quite well yourself but it is a LOT of work. Turtlewax won't do a lot on scratches this deep, so I'd recommend you look at other materials.

          So...what would I recommend? https://www.stewmac.com/Materials_an...ir_System.html

          get that. no more need for wetsanding (wetsanding... yuck). You might have to fill the biggest dents with superglue, get #20 from stewmac as well.

          Then, polish. Use menzerna 300, then 400 and then 3500 to get a super high gloss. If you have a random orbital sander, use:

          https://www.amazon.com/Rupes-Yellow-...ateway&sr=8-12

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