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How would one get "swirl marks" out of a poly finish? And would I need to remove all hardware to do the whole thing, or should I just not bother, and write it off to "Charactor"?

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There are 'swirl remover' and 'glaze' polishes that ought to do the job... but personally I think your 'character' perspective is the right one.

 

Yeah, I'm just gonna not bother. I did notice it for the first time last night while cleaning it, and you can't even really see them unless the light hits it just right.

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Remove the pickguard and take it to any Auto refinishing shop, they have various machine heads that can polish out scratches verrrryy easily. It won't cost alot or maybe even a favour if you know them well.

 

It can be "machined out" if you were over here in the UK I could have done it for you no problems!8-[/

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Mequiers #9 swirl remover' date=' really does the job.Stan.[/quote']

 

I'd second that one, Stan!

 

But, "swirl" marks are the sign it's played, and loved! The super gloss finish

of new guitars (actually) bothers me! LOL! I much prefer the broken in look and

feel, of the finish after some good playing time, and polishing. Now they have

VOS finishes! Great! I actually took some rubbing compound (lightly) to my Riviera, to

knock down the "liquid plastic" shine a bit. But, again, that's just me....to each his own.

 

The "Blue Bomber" still looks great, though, Matiac.

 

CB

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meguiers works. but unless you use a buffer, it's all elbow grease.

wax also covers..

everytime you wipe it off.. you add swirlies.. every polish every cleaning every dusting with a rag

I do it on the finishes that show them.. like black.. but on my blonde sheri.. you can't find them unless you really want to.

you gotta go through swirlies to hit patina *L*

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FWIW, there's a paste that polishes plastic cell phone and other plastic parts that is available. I suppose that it would work well on pickguards. I know, Matiac, that you were talking about the actual poly finish on your guitar. I wouldn't worry about swirls that only show up in reflected light. That's character and it shows that you actually use the guitar you own.

 

Now, if someone has a polish that gets rid of belt buckle "worm tracks".....

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