Safe easy way to take a little of new nitro shine off Les Paul Classic Plus?

Discussion in 'Gibson Les Pauls' started by Lkdog, Mar 3, 2018.

  1. Rotorhead

    Rotorhead Senior Member

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    True, yes.

    Which is why I used the word "most". :)
     
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  2. ARandall

    ARandall Senior Member

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    If you just be a bit careless with the playing and storing then you can get it to scuff up quickly - certainly my playing style which is more physically dynamic tends to add in some scratches quite quickly. And just leaning the guitar up against others will help too.

    Or just appreciate the nice shiny guitar for what it is. Amongst my own builds I have some relic finish guitars.....and some I've polished out to being high gloss. The glossy ones I try and keep that way, the relic ones less so. Its a nice mix of cosmetics.
     
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  3. musicmaniac

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    I thinks that's your best bet.
     
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  4. Guitpicky

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    Sunglasses?
     
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  5. BeanoFAN

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    Agree on the playing in the summer. Ive had my SG Standard about a year now and the finish has dulled quite a bit. Still has a shine, but you cant see any reflections in it. My new LP Classic is very shiny, so I'm thinking the same will happen over this summer.
     
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  6. NorlinBlackBeauty

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    Just play it.
     
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  7. Lkdog

    Lkdog Senior Member

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    OK. Got the minor makeover parts swapped out.
    Pretty happy with the look.

    Will get it strung up and give it a workout later. :acoustic:


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  8. Kaicho8888

    Kaicho8888 Senior Member

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    I have successfully used the Grey Scotch Brite on most of my Gibsons:

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00MBPTH56/?tag=mylespaul04-20

    I've originally used this on corian tops in my kitchen and baths and tried it on nitro finished guitars. Homedepot also sells it in a large box... about $26... too big a box. BTW, one sheet will last a long time on nitro guitars.

    Just use a light circular motion until the shine disappear...enough to see a patina sheen. Should you continue longer, it starts to get shinny again. If you want to reverse to the high polish look, use a non silicon polish from the automotive store.

    The whole process is very easy. I prefer the patina look; but not the satin look nor the ultra shinny look that looks like a poly finish.

    FYI, I could NOT get the same results with a polyurethane finish on Fenders. Poly is too tough a finish. I tried extra fine sand paper; but it does not look right. Looked more like satin to dull.

    Have fun!
     
  9. Lkdog

    Lkdog Senior Member

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    Thanks for the input. A little skittish to take a Scotchbrite to it.I have those laying around for our stovetop also. LOL. As you can see in the first two pics it is pretty nice shiny finish.
    I think I will not polish it this summer and see what the humidity and sweat does to it.
     
  10. Kaicho8888

    Kaicho8888 Senior Member

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    I understand your hesitation. Please do not use the green Scotch Brite used as scouring pads for kitchen pots. Here is a chart for Scotch Brite... "7448 Light Gray ultra fine" is OK.
    ScotchBritePads.jpg
     
  11. Phil W

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    PLAY IT.
     

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