- Jan 18, 2008
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What polish to do you recommend for a 70's Les Paul? Any to stay away from? I'm afraid of using something that will hurt the finish. Thanks.
It'll do, but nowhere near as well as Virtuoso. My best guess it will do a decent job at removing fingerprints, right arm top sweat smudge, etc.Thanks, all. I ordered this on-line last night before I got any of your replies. Any concerns about this one? What threw me at first was that it uses the word "accessories" in the title, as if it is meant for polishing accessories. But then I realized that only Sweetwater is using the term. Gibson just calls it "guitar polish."
The Virtuoso polish is an excellent quick clean too. Pretty much all I use anymore.The Gibson pump polish is trustworthy good stuff, but the Virtuoso is better. Virtuoso is good for a deep clean, and the Gibson pump polish is good for a quick clean.
Nearly all consumer grade automotive polishes contain silicone. Assume they all do.Meguiar’s cleaner wax
I've been using Turtle Wax carnauba wax on all my guitars for many years.Nearly all consumer grade automotive polishes contain silicone. Assume they all do.
They work just fine until you might need some finish repair done on your guitar. Silicone severely affects refinish attempts by interfering with the process needed for a newly sprayed finish to adhere and polish out well.
If you never have finish repairs done, you'll be OK. Why risk it? Just say no to silicone.