Q: Is this safe for Gold Hardware?
A: Due to all the different gold plating standards and quality levels, we cannot guarantee the Guitar Polish will not remove the gold plating. We have found that gold plating from Korea, China, and Indonesia is very thin and can be polished off easily. We always recommend to use caution on gold plating and either test a small area first and rub very lightly. If you love your gold plating and not sure then we recommend not using this product. We have found the plating on USA, Germany and Japan hardware makers to be higher quality and have used the Guitar Polish successfully on hardware from these countries.
Q: What is the difference between the Guitar ONE (MN103) and the Guitar Polish (MN101), and which should I use?
A: The Guitar ONE (MN103) is an all-in-one cleaner, polish and wax. It is the perfect product for regular maintenance on a gloss finish, and it works well on Nitro and Poly finishes, leaving a mirror like shine.
The Guitar Polish (MN101) is a paste polish for a deeper clean on gloss finish guitars. You can also use the Guitar Polish for your hardware to remove oxidation (please use caution on gold-plated hardware).
Q: Is this safe on Gold Plated Bigsby?
A: They use a very thin gold plating process and it’s done in Korea. Our Pro Strength Guitar Polish can remove the plating and do not recommend using it.
Q: My finished maple fretboard is dirty and grimy, can Guitar Polish help remove that?
A: Yes, since Guitar Polish has abrasives it is very effective at helping polish out fretboard finishes that are soiled with dirt and grime.
Q: What finishes is Guitar Polish safe on?
A: This is a polish so it should be used on gloss finishes such as nitrocellulose and polyurethane. It can also be used on Guitar Hardware (tuning pegs, pickup covers, bridge) such as nickel, stainless steel and chrome but see the question about gold hardware on this page.
Q: How do I use the Guitar Polish product?
A: Clean the surface you want to polish first with a MusicNomad Cloth, Nomad Tool or our Guitar Detailer so the surface is clean. It is not the liquid that scratches the finishes it’s the dust.
Q: Does the Guitar Polish product remove cloudy finishes where my arm rests?
A: Yes, it has been successfully used a lot for this application. Some have called it a miracle worker for cloudy nitro finishes. You may need several applications and some elbow grease to reduce them.
Q: Does the Guitar Polish product remove scratches?
A: Yes, It can help polish out slight scratches. You may need several applications and some elbow grease. If the scratches are deep it may not be possible to remove them completely. Another option is to use our Guitar ONE or Guitar Wax after using the Guitar Polish, as wax helps fill in the scratches and reduce them.
Q: How much Guitar Polish should I use when applying?
A: A little goes a long way. You just need 3 to 4 peanut size drops for each side of the guitar. Don’t overuse or will just be pushing around the paste polish. Work in sections, let it dry and haze and then buff off with a clean part of the cloth.
Q: The Guitar Polish is a little thick; can I add water to it to make it less thick?
A: To thin it out you can add a small amount of water (distilled water recommended) and shake well.
Q: Is the Guitar Polish formulation Vegan?
Q: I see a date on the bottle is that the expiration date?
A: No that is the date that we filled the bottle.
Q: What is the shelf life for this bottle?
A: Each bottle has a date marked on when we filled it. If stored at room temperature the shelf life should be 3 years, but for sure can last longer. Always shake the bottle well before using it.
Q: Can I recycle my bottle?
A: Yes, our bottles are made out of PET, the most environmentally friendly plastic. PET is what water bottles are made of.
Below is a list of ingredients in this product that we are required to disclose in compliance with all USA State and Federal regulations:
|C12-14 Isoparafin||Solvent/Cleaner||Solubilizes or dissolves at least one other substance to form a solution.|
|DMDM hydantoin||Preservative||Makes the environment less favorable to the microorganisms.|
|Mono(hydroxymethyl)-5,5-dimethylimidazolidine-2,4-dione||Preservative||Makes the environment less favorable to the microorganisms.|
|Eugenol||Fragrance||A naturally occurring component of fragrance oil.|
|C.I. Acid Violet 48||Dye||To impart a color.|