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Hi

 

Can I use Jim Dunlop guitar on a 2004 Les Paul goldtop.

It says in the packaging that certain polishes damage the finish

 

Many thanks

 

Micko

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They usually just add "certain (insert anything here) may damage your guitar's finish. It's pretty much a liability thing. I have seen people put anything from Dunlop 65, to Goo Gone Gel and lighter fluid on a nitro finish to get stuff off of it. Most liquids won't do much, just wipe em off after you're done and stay away from any sort of motor oil / car fluids ;)

 

Stands are by far the thing I've seen mess up nitro finishes the most...

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I use Virtuoso Premium Cleaner and Polish and it's great stuff. Makes the guitar shine like it's brand new, feels nice and smooth, lasts quite a while, removes/masks scratches and smells good too.

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I use Naptha (lighter fluid) when gunk or grime is really bad on finish. I have also used Virtuoso Cleaner, but do not care for their polish. I prefer Gibson's pump polish and have the best results with it. Never tried the Dunlops but may give it a try as well.

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I use Naptha (lighter fluid) when gunk or grime is really bad on finish. I have also used Virtuoso Cleaner, but do not care for their polish. I prefer Gibson's pump polish and have the best results with it. Never tried the Dunlops but may give it a try as well.

 

+1 me too! I unfortunately used polish on one vintage; sob...lost the old patina...but sure is shinny!

 

If I feel like it, once in awhile I use carnuba car wax on nitro.

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Hi thanks

 

The Dunlop 65 is okay with the nitro cellulose finish?

 

Thanks

 

Micko

 

 

Yes, I use it on my Les Pauls!

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I wipe mine down with the free Fender rags my shop gives away when you buy stuff. Old English lemon oil for the fretboards.

I like Old English and there is a reddish Old English that adds moisture to dry fingerboards.

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They usually just add "certain (insert anything here) may damage your guitar's finish. It's pretty much a liability thing. I have seen people put anything from Dunlop 65, to Goo Gone Gel and lighter fluid on a nitro finish to get stuff off of it. Most liquids won't do much, just wipe em off after you're done and stay away from any sort of motor oil / car fluids ;)

 

Stands are by far the thing I've seen mess up nitro finishes the most...

 

I ten to agree. back in the early 70's I owned and SG and L6S and when I asked some of the local players one said he used Pledge. I spend over 25 (until I sold them) years polishing both guitars with spray furniture polish with no damage to the finish.

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