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28/03/2021 10:22 pm  

@darrenking. Cheers Darren. Good luck with the road Tests. 

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28/03/2021 10:24 pm  

May be it could go on a GMUK national tour?

@darrenking Yeah definitely but the first thing is to get people painting their guitars and flattening their paint otherwise they won’t have any paint to polish. 🤣

We need to include a polishing section in Mark’s finishing course with a section on flatting paint prior to buffing. 

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28/03/2021 10:52 pm  

but the first thing is to get people painting their guitars and flattening their paint otherwise they won’t have any paint to polish

What about polishing an oil/wax finish @boo - would it also work for that?

Ive seen a simple ebony fretboard getting some polisher time, and it made a big difference to the feel of the board (to this day!).

Likewise, getting a good shiny waxed finish is all in the buffing??

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28/03/2021 11:12 pm  

What about polishing an oil/wax finish @boo - would it also work for that?

@tv101 Yeah I suppose this machine isn’t just for buffing paint is it? Silly me 🤪 

I’m not sure what compounds/polishes would be needed for woods but I’m sure  the pros at the polishing shop could point us in the right direction. 

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28/03/2021 11:37 pm  

A buffer is also great for the final polish on your frets baby...

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28/03/2021 11:45 pm  

A buffer is also great for the final polish on your frets baby...

@mattbeels Yeah baby! 🤘😁🤘🎸

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29/03/2021 12:03 am  

when I was at college (83-84) I used to polish small pieces of rosewood on a patch of leather just using jewellers rouge and worked amazingly well. It would be interesting to try polishing a fretboard, either prior to slot cutting, or even after the frets are fitted, using a polishing mop. I don’t think it is a good idea to mix metal and lacquer polishing on the same mop but apart from that I see no reason not to give it a try.

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29/03/2021 12:10 am  

It would be interesting to try polishing a fretboard, either prior to slot cutting, or even after the frets are fitted, using a polishing mop. I don’t think it is a good idea to mix metal and lacquer polishing on the same mop but apart from that I see no reason not to give it a try.

@darrenking I am clear coating a neck, including fretboard this week so I can try that on the buffer too, I’ll try it before I fit the frets. When I’ve done the fret job, I’ll polish them with metal polish and my dremel with the fretboard masked up. I’ve got a few more things to polish with the buffer too. 

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