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Superficial scratches Best way to polish them out

#1 User is offline   Island Texan 

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Posted 07 December 2017 - 03:45 PM

I have a Blueshawk with very surface type scratches from fingernails and perhaps plectrums. Normally I wouldn’t care about these but I am considering selling this guitar. Dunlop polish is not sufficient. Any advice on buffing out such scratches without significant damage to the underlying finish? I see all sorts of advice on the internet about using the Maguire products as well as toothpaste and even 2000 grit sandpaper with mineral oil. I'm just a bit confused and would like to hear of the experience of others. Oh, by the way, this guitar is black, so the blemish is more obvious. Thanks in advance

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Posted 07 December 2017 - 03:49 PM

A lot of people on here have had great results with virtuoso polish...

Some people have used that to turn a satin finish in to a gloss one with great results.

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Posted 08 December 2017 - 07:10 AM

I'll do my best Big Bill impression here: I'll give you five bucks for it, and I'll even pay to have it delivered.

Sorry. I know the feeling. I'm OCD like that too.

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Posted 08 December 2017 - 07:25 AM

I have virtuoso, it's a great polish & cleaner, but IME doesn't get rid of these kind of scratches like Maguires Scratch X does

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#5 User is offline   btoth76 

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Posted 20 December 2017 - 05:44 AM


EternaShine Scratch Remover is formulated for guitars. I used it many times with perfect results.

I advise to carefully follow the instructions, though.

Best of luck... Bence

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