Dust My Guitar

Discussion in 'Fred's Barcalounge' started by Teledriver, Apr 9, 2021.

  1. ruger9

    ruger9 Country Gent

    Nov 1, 2008
    I know that's a popular internet opinion, but it amounts to an old wives' tale (that Pledge does damage to guitar finishes), John Suhr has using Pledge for decades. As have I.
  2. Mr Swisher

    Mr Swisher Synchromatic

    Jun 12, 2012
    Love this. I am the same with my Powerjet, 2 years in.
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  4. S.R.Cash

    S.R.Cash Gretschie

    Aug 29, 2019
    Ontario, Canada
    I had a synthetic shave brush that I didn't care for, it's for the guitar's now! Keep another in the car too.
  5. ruger9

    ruger9 Country Gent

    Nov 1, 2008
    I actually use makeup brushes to clean my pedals, because they can get in-between the knobs

  6. capnhiho

    capnhiho Synchromatic

    Feb 16, 2013
    I use the Nomad tool and soft rags from my old cotton boxer shorts for cleaning and polishing.
    Microfiber cloths for post-playing wipedowns...
  7. wabash slim

    wabash slim Gretschified

    Feb 10, 2010
    lafayette in
    Billy Zoom says it's OK if it's Pledge from before 1985. Apparently the silicone in later Pledge is an issue if you need to do finish work. I'm OK with it if I'm not going to refinish a guitar. It worked wonders on a $50 Epi acoustic for me.
    Use it at your own discretion.
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  8. Teledriver

    Teledriver Synchromatic

    Feb 12, 2011
    Iowa City, IA
    Makeup brushes- I have some for actually adding dust. That is, I also do HO scale model railroading and use these for dry brushing of pigment powders for weathering and color tone changes.

    Now why didn't I think of using them to remove dust??

    Wonder if the wife will notice hers are gone?
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  9. Highroller

    Highroller Country Gent

    Jun 11, 2015
    Portland, OR
    Old school feather duster. Works well enough. I don't worry much about those hard to reach spots, they get cleaned up when I do a string change.
  10. MrWookiee

    MrWookiee Synchromatic

    Jun 17, 2020
    SoCal, USA
    I have the Nomad set, too. It works fine but now you all have me thinking about trying a lens pen. Retractable brush on one end, and a microfiber disk on the other.

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  11. GretschPraise

    GretschPraise Gretschie

    Jun 26, 2017
    Tampa Bay
    HC, It's not really fair to show us all those cases without letting us see what's in them! Got a family picture of all the girls without their cases?
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  12. hcsterg

    hcsterg Friend of Fred

    Feb 13, 2012
    Yes @GretschPraise , you indeed guess that I have the matching off-cases picture :), but sorry : all of those "girls" are Lefties... :oops:



  13. hcsterg

    hcsterg Friend of Fred

    Feb 13, 2012
    Clever tip @ruger9 ! I note it... :cool::cool::cool:

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  14. El Marin

    El Marin Gretschie

    Oct 4, 2018
    Madrid, Spain, EU
    YES, so if they shine, you cannot see nuthin'
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  15. Gregor

    Gregor Synchromatic

    Oct 17, 2018
    New Brunswick, Canada
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  16. LivingMyDream

    LivingMyDream Friend of Fred

    I use microfiber towels or old cotton socks for general cleaning and dusting. Years ago, I found out that small paint brushes (2-3" wide) work well to get the dust from below the strings. The strings just go between the bristles, and the dust is gone. So a quick pass with a microfiber cloth and paintbrush whenever I see the dust (about once a month), as I rotate through the guitars, generally does the trick for me.
  17. Tony65x55

    Tony65x55 Gretschified

    Sep 23, 2011
    The 'Shwa, Ontario, Canada
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  18. MrWookiee

    MrWookiee Synchromatic

    Jun 17, 2020
    SoCal, USA
  19. Fat Bastid

    Fat Bastid Gretschie

    Jan 16, 2021
    Just ordered a 'test kit' for a fiver + 2p off amazon..
    Will report back after my 'test'...
    Cheaper than the music nomad by half!!
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  20. Fat Bastid

    Fat Bastid Gretschie

    Jan 16, 2021
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