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Unread 02-22-2009, 12:02 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I was wondering if anyone has actually tried this scratch remover stuff they have as an advertisement on this site (Guitar Scratch Remover Home). If so is worth buying I have a vintage LP and don't want to screw it up.

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Unread 02-22-2009, 12:14 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Guitar Scratch Remover

Do you really want to mess with the finish of a 50 year old guitar?
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I guess your right man..
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Re: Guitar Scratch Remover

Can you post some pics of it, or a link if you already posted some on the forum. I bet it looks great even with the scratches!
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Re: Guitar Scratch Remover

I have used this on numerous guitars and it does work well. It is a mild abrasive however, and will also shine the finish. I would use it with caution on an older finish.
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Re: Guitar Scratch Remover

I have an old guitar which a previous owner had not cared for. There were a couple of deep scratches in the neck, just down to the wood. An excellent luthier in my area touched it up and filled the scratches with tinted lacquer, so that the wood no longer is exposed. After a good buffing, the surface was fine and even, and the only indication of the repair is a slight unevenness of color. I never would have attempted it on my own, though.
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Re: Guitar Scratch Remover

I may have been the first member here to use and review Guitarscratchremover. I use it on my black Custom and love it. Black is the ultimate test for a scratch remover. It even removes pick scratches on my mirror pickguard. Their micro-fiber towels are the best I've ever used. See one of my several MLP threads covering Guitarscratchremover with before & after pictures and links to YouTube videos at: guitarscratchremover.com

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Hallelujah!!! It worked!!! After zero success with ScratchX and Virtuoso Cleaner & Polish on the micro-fine scratches, I didn't get my hopes up. All of the scratches and swirls on my black LPC are now GONE. It only took 2 applications. I didn't take before-and-after photos because I couldn't get the scratches to show. A quarter-sized glob on one of the Micro-Fiber Towels I ordered with the scratch remover (the very best guitar-cleaning towels I've ever used) covered the scratched areas several times over. I cleaned the guitar with Virtuoso Cleaner first. After wiping away the scratch remover the finish was like glass. It's impossible to make a mistake with this stuff too.

I just got the scratch remover today (Monday). I only used the goop that was on the cap so it will take years to use it all. The order page at guitarscratchremover.com asked for my guitar model and color so they could specifically formulate the remover, and they kept it silicone-free per my request. Black is a tough color. I couldn't be happier with the result.

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Re: Guitar Scratch Remover

i think it would be better for newer guitars or guitars people are gonna sell. The older ones should look like they were used to keep that vintage vibe going on.
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Re: Guitar Scratch Remover

After hearing all the alcolades I just ordered a jar. My 82 Custom has a few scratches on the back that I'd love to get out, or at least lighten.
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Re: Guitar Scratch Remover

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After hearing all the alcolades I just ordered a jar. My 82 Custom has a few scratches on the back that I'd love to get out, or at least lighten.
Make sure you specify "silicon-free" when placing your order.
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Make sure you specify "silicon-free" when placing your order.
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Also, putting anything on an old guitar's finish is dangerous. If the stuff gets under the finish through a crack, for example, it will make things worse. Best to just wipe the guitar down with some dry micro fiber cloth, IMO.
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Re: Guitar Scratch Remover

It works great. Team it up with Virtuoso and you'll have a scratch free shiney beast!I think maybe starting with the Virtuoso Cleaner, then the Scratch Remove, then the Polish would work best!
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Re: Guitar Scratch Remover

Hey dudes...
I've just got the Player's Kit from Guitarscratchremover.com because i have some scrathes on my les paul's. i started to put some on my ''Epiphone Les Paul Standard'' because i wanted to try it out on a cheaper les paul before i did it on my ''Gibson Les Paul Traditional''... ;D but the scrathes on my epi just didn't seam to come off...? in the players kid there is a 'blue' Guitar Finish Restore Plus and two 'red' Guitar Finish Restore Plus. I just took'd the Micro-fiber Towel put some of the red stuff on the towel, and wiped it on in cirkles, and then I wiped it off again... Then I took'd some of the 'blue' stuff on the towel, and did the same thing... But the scrathes didn't go away... !
-what is the diferent between the red and the blue?
-why can't i get the scrathes off?
-And how did you do it?
Thank's in advance... ROCK ON!!!
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Re: Guitar Scratch Remover

I've used it to good effect on new guitars. From memory, I think that their website does not recommend using it on vintage instruments.
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Strange people guitarplayers, i payed 2000 more fore scratches, leave it.
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I like to show the use, but anything major this could be nice.
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Re: Guitar Scratch Remover

To MACDOG..
--I've used it to good effect on new guitars. From memory, I think that their website does not recommend using it --on vintage instruments

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Yearh but the scrathes are on the basck of my Les Paul, and it should work there but it dosn't...?
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Hey dudes...
I've just got the Player's Kit from Guitarscratchremover.com because i have some scrathes on my les paul's. i started to put some on my ''Epiphone Les Paul Standard'' because i wanted to try it out on a cheaper les paul before i did it on my ''Gibson Les Paul Traditional''... ;D but the scrathes on my epi just didn't seam to come off...? in the players kid there is a 'blue' Guitar Finish Restore Plus and two 'red' Guitar Finish Restore Plus. I just took'd the Micro-fiber Towel put some of the red stuff on the towel, and wiped it on in cirkles, and then I wiped it off again... Then I took'd some of the 'blue' stuff on the towel, and did the same thing... But the scrathes didn't go away... !
-what is the diferent between the red and the blue?
-why can't i get the scrathes off?
-And how did you do it?
Thank's in advance... ROCK ON!!!
The scratches didn't come out because the finish on an Epiphone is polyester which is much tougher than lacquer.
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The scratches didn't come out because the finish on an Epiphone is polyester which is much tougher than lacquer.
ohh Thats why...!!!
Thank's Allot man...!
I've also tried on my gibby now, and i really did it hard and tought, and i see a BIG and SICK change , but thay are not quite gone, so I ques that I just have to do it 2-3 times...

-but anyway, I still can't figure out what the difrence is between the 'red' and the 'blue'?
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ohh Thats why...!!!
Thank's Allot man...!
I've also tried on my gibby now, and i really did it hard and tought, and i see a BIG and SICK change , but thay are not quite gone, so I ques that I just have to do it 2-3 times...

-but anyway, I still can't figure out what the difrence is between the 'red' and the 'blue'?
The red is for very light swirls and is more of a finish polish after use of the blue which is their most abrasive and most powerful grade polish, personally I have never bothered with the red.
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Re: Guitar Scratch Remover

FINALY...!
it worked...!
My scrathes are gone and my Les Paul now look perfect...!!!
Thais is the best stuff I've ever by'ed...! Well exept fore my Les Paul...
Peace Out... !

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Congratulations. It does take some elbow grease.
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Congratulations. It does take some elbow grease.
Yearh..! tell me aout it... haha
But anyway GREATE STUFF...!!!
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Re: Guitar Scratch Remover

Why is everyone so obsessed with keeping their guitars all nice and shiny? Scratches, Dents, Dings, etc give guitars "character" and show that they are actually being used/played, which IS what they were made for, and they're going to end up looking like they've been to hell and back sooner or later, so why fight it?

I guess it's ok if you buy them just to sit in the case and to show off, but if you're actually going to play them, then trying to prevent all of the above mentioned, is just delaying the inevitable! So, I say leave it alone and don't worry about it!
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Why is everyone so obsessed with keeping their guitars all nice and shiny?
I don't know if it's obsession as much as it's the big $$$ investment in the guitar. Sue me for wanting to keep my $3400 Custom looking nice. It's mine and I can do whatever I want with it. Some players are obsessed with making their guitars look like shit. Who cares! It's their guitar.
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I don't know if it's obsession as much as it's the big $$$ investment in the guitar. Sue me for wanting to keep my $3400 Custom looking nice. It's mine and I can do whatever I want with it. Why are some players so obsessed with making their guitars look like shit? lol
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Re: Guitar Scratch Remover

oh, you silly MI boys. (i'm from berkley)

i treat my LP like i treat my car. i drive it, i use it, i drive through puddles (i don't drive a clunker... i have a 350z). but, it's important for me to keep it looking clean and nice. dents drive me crazy, as do rock chips. it's all about using them, sure - but to me it's also about keeping them clean and purdy. when i'm on the road observing other cars, i can see some couldn't care any less about what their car looks like. from that context, it almost seems to be a matter of personal pride.
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Why is everyone so obsessed with keeping their guitars all nice and shiny? Scratches, Dents, Dings, etc give guitars "character" and show that they are actually being used/played, which IS what they were made for, and they're going to end up looking like they've been to hell and back sooner or later, so why fight it?

I guess it's ok if you buy them just to sit in the case and to show off, but if you're actually going to play them, then trying to prevent all of the above mentioned, is just delaying the inevitable! So, I say leave it alone and don't worry about it!
I couldn't agree more..
Scrathes and all those things is what makes a guitar special, it's Rock 'N'F' Roll man!!!....
When god gave us Rock. He gave us The Les Paul, And when He gave us The Les Paul, He gave us scrathes to put on them...!
But there's just some scrathes that just look like shit!!... and they just have to go, and then make room fore the small scrathes... But when a gay plays whit your Les Paul whit no shirt, and a sharp RIVET BELT, Thats just not Rock 'N' Roll, That's Just Ugly like shit!!!
And it isn't Rock 'N' Roll if it isn't a axident, and it wosn't YOU that made them... But I totally Agree... Rock 'N'F' Roll...
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