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33 minutes ago, stu_g said:

Wire wool does a good job

Try to use the finest "0000" grade if you do. Mask off your pickups if you don't want tiny fragments of wire wool hanging off them for ever more

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A fresh dish sponge worked for me

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On 24/07/2018 at 21:53, EBS_freak said:

Tape off the top and the bottom of the neck. 1200 grit wet and dry.

+1 for this ⬆️

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Use a "used" scourer from Scotchbrite type washing up sponge. Use it dry.

Otherwise, careful use of >1200 grit paper. 0000 grade wire wool is ok, but you need to go carefully.

Don't go down through the lacquer. You can polish it back up with bees wax, to make it gloss again. The abrasion will have roughed the surface and stopped the friction - which is what you're after.

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Posted (edited)

Just to echo the above votes for a plastic foam scourer.

You know, the ones that look like Tottenham Cake with rough green topping instead of the icing.

 

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Posted (edited)

27p for ten at ASDA 

use the green side 

 

also perfect for deglazing scratch plates so they look less shiny 

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+1 for washing up sponge. Used them (rough side) before and worked brilliantly, also cut them up and used under pickups instead of foam, and if you have flatwounds, I've also put them (sponge side up) under the strings next to the bridge to dampen the sound for old school thump!

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51 minutes ago, hooky_lowdown said:

+1 for washing up sponge. Used them (rough side) before and worked brilliantly, also cut them up and used under pickups instead of foam, and if you have flatwounds, I've also put them (sponge side up) under the strings next to the bridge to dampen the sound for old school thump!

Love it, is there any end to the uses of a scouring sponge :)

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