What polish/wax do y’all use?

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marc51
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What polish/wax do y’all use?

Post: # 1657Post marc51
Sat Aug 10, 2019 5:40 am

I’m looking for very good polish/wax; what have y’all found to be the best?

Thank you,
M

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Re: What polish/wax do y’all use?

Post: # 1658Post Hokiebob
Sat Aug 10, 2019 12:32 pm

For the most part I follow the suggestion of the Collings factory and just use a CLEAN, soft microfiber cloth dampened with distilled water. Your tap water can contain minerals that may remain after the water has evaporated. Many bottled waters contains minerals as well. Distilled water is available at your grocery store for near nothing.

Once a year or so I follow up with Virtuoso Cleaner and Virtuoso Polish. http://virtuosopolish.com/ These products are widely available in better music stores or on line. Following their instructions I use a teenie, tiny amount and use a CLEAN, soft microfiber cloth to remove as much of the cleaner or polish as possible when done.

I capitalized CLEAN twice because it is very important to use only cloths that are free from dust or other residue. A dirty cloth can act like sand paper leaving microscratches that may not be visible but that will dull the finish.

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Re: What polish/wax do y’all use?

Post: # 1659Post elambo
Sat Aug 10, 2019 4:43 pm

Virtuoso here as well.

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Re: What polish/wax do y’all use?

Post: # 1660Post JohnB
Sat Aug 10, 2019 6:35 pm

Once a year or so I use a bit of Music Nomad's The Guitar One: otherwise an occasional wipe with a clean cotton t-shirt barely damp with distilled water.

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Re: What polish/wax do y’all use?

Post: # 1669Post 007
Wed Aug 14, 2019 1:40 am

A couple years ago, I stopped using polish altogether.
This came after a chat w/ the folks at Collings and hearing that Bill Collings got irritated by polishes getting into his finishes. I’ve got a varnish Om3 & a satin OMJL, neither finish requires anything other than a damp microfiber cloth.

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Re: What polish/wax do y’all use?

Post: # 1676Post 6l6
Fri Aug 16, 2019 9:47 pm

Clean damp cloth followed by clean dry cloth.

I never use polishes of any kind.

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