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Old 01-06-2020, 02:50 PM
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Default Nitro Finish - Home Remedies?

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Looking for some advice on how to clean up some rashes on the top of my acoustic. It had a couple of dings when I bought it from Reverb and I'm filling them with some artist varnish and sanding them down a bit. There's a little bit of haze associated with sandpaper on the nitrocellulose finish. It's not terrible, but it's noticeable. I'd love to put something on there to mimmick the sheen of the finish. Maybe wax or oil etc. Anybody have any tricks for this?
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Old 01-06-2020, 03:06 PM
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Frankly, Bobby, no, I don't. In my experience trying "home remedies" for finish problems is a good way to booger things up even more. So I leave anything that visibly needs to be fixed to be handled by professionals.

It's not my area of expertise.


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Old 01-06-2020, 03:18 PM
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Not sure how much nitro you have left to work with after sanding, but Iíve had get a results with Meguiars rubbing compound and polish in removing scratches, haze/fog, and in general polishing a guitar to look new. Apply by hand with a flannel or 100% cotton cloth and donít cross contaminate compounds.

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Virtuoso Cleaner and Polisher work great. I just used the cleaner to remove arm haze that I tried using just water and a dry rag. The virtuoso removed it in seconds.
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Thanks friends!
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Old 01-06-2020, 05:41 PM
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The best way to polish nitro is with micro-mesh. If you go through the grits all the way to 10,000 you can achieve a mirror finish. I don't use wet/dry sandpaper anymore since I started using micro-mesh. You can get a variety pack of 9x11 on ebay or amazon for around $15 and you can wash and reuse them over and over.
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This will take care of it.
https://www.walmart.com/ip/Meguiar-s...RoCGj8QAvD_BwE
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