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jflintmac
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Cabinet Maker / Antique resteration and finishing

jflintmac

Country Gent, from Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

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    1. jflintmac
      jflintmac
      I love this place. No BS here. Great people who are not afraid to say "I don't know"
    2. jflintmac
      jflintmac
      Ha! That's funny. You've obviously not seen my guitars. They mostly are cleaned with sweat and armpit hair. But for my customers, I take a little more care.
      Any cleaning solution will have abraisives in them. For that reason, I keep away from them as much as I can. I have an automotive buffer (and some smaller power buffers all the way down to dremmel size) For the most part I will use them in conjunction with a squirt bottle with warm slightly soapy water or viniger. The buffer does the work.
      If you are trying to remove light scratches, I generally just buff longer with the same stuff. A machine will do what the hands can't do. That is that it will actually heat up a finish and push it around. A simple buffer can actually burn a finish off and ruin the guitar if you're not careful. Anything more powerful than that is just asking for trouble.
      There is nothing worse than rushing such projects.
      That's how I do it anyways.
    3. PJPlec
      PJPlec
      With your background I would be interested to hear what you recommend for polishing guitars,

      Regards,

      Paul
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    Location:
    Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    Occupation:
    Cabinet Maker / Antique resteration and finishing
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    My "collection" is being streamlined down to just what I actually use. Soon to include a Jet!

    Ummm, lets see, ummm - Guitar, ummm did I mention guitar?