- Jan 3, 2019
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Just a quick question my friends - can i safely use this guitar polish on my 17' 58 Reissue with Nitro finish? Thank you all in advance
Thank you Pappy. This is the one that sells the most in Thomann ( Europe ). I guess ill have to stick with microfibre cloth...I'm not a big fan of goop or glossy looking finishes. I typically just wipe mine down with an ever so slightly damp cotton diaper. If there is a buildup of smutz, then a little Naptha and then the damp diaper.
On the occasion I do need some goop, it's Virtuoso! As far as the OP, if it does not say "safe for Nitro", I wouldn't use it.
Do diapers help you achieve that ever-elusive Brown Sound?I typically just wipe mine down with an ever so slightly damp cotton diaper.
Thank you for your advice. Well its not a cheap polish. It actually costs more then the Gibson Pump Polish and I dont want to wait for a week if I order it now....But i guess ill have toDo diapers help you achieve that ever-elusive Brown Sound?
Sorry, I couldn’t resist!
In all seriousness, OP, I wouldn’t use that polish because it says, “contains petroleum distillates.” I don’t know if that means silicone or what, but I’d buy something better and make sure that it’s safe for nitro. If I had a high-value/high-cost instrument like a Historic Reissue, I absolutely would spend good money on quality cleaning and care products for it, and not use whatever I happened to have on hand. Just my 2¢.
Please do not use lighter fluid. Apparently the formula has changed. It used to be naphtha.Nah, I just dont want to risk it now, most people here agree I shouldnt. Pappy said to use Naptha - is that Zippo fuel??? ( like I said im from Europe )
Thank you. Gibson has many polishes, whats the one for nitro finish guitars, can you put a link please?Please do not use lighter fluid. Apparently the formula has changed. It used to be naphtha.
I know this from reading 42 pages of nonsense on ruining a finish. I would stick to the Gibson polish on my custom shop guitars.