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    Polish satin?

    I've only ever had 2 satin finish guitars for any real amount of time. One I painted (my Franken7) and the other is my 2020 Pro HT7. I noticed a month or so ago the HT7 is getting a polished mark below the Hi E between the pickups where my finger tips hit sometimes when I'm strumming - and it drives me nuts. I know I can't un-polish it, but is there a decent way to just polish the whole body at this stage?

    Don't expect much, it's not like I'm a Rocket Surgeon...

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    Still have the old tag on I see.

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      #3
      I'm sure there will be some sort of cloth you could use to do this. I'd not get a satin guitar again for this reason, mine had a burled finish at least so it wasn't noticable

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        #4
        My LTD snakbyte is like that where my hands touch the guitar. It drives me nuts too but I dont think you can un-polish it. More you rub the cloth more shine you get lol

        I'll never buy satin guitar again, neck is ok but body nahh.

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          #5
          Maybe a micro-fiber cloth to clean the oils up?

          I suppose you could disassemble it and spray it... or bang it the fuck up to where a few finger marks aren't going to be noticed

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            #6
            Yeah - wear it down to the wood and think nothing of it.

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              #7
              Id also make peace with never selling it for anything other than a massive discount if you do attempt any of this

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                #8
                Originally posted by Budda View Post
                Yeah - wear it down to the wood and think nothing of it.
                This.

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                  #9
                  Originally posted by Bloody_Inferno View Post
                  Still have the old tag on I see.

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                  Ha - no, that's the picture from the store's website I kept cause they take way better pix than I do. That tag was gone in about .3 seconds when I got it home.
                  Don't expect much, it's not like I'm a Rocket Surgeon...

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                    #10
                    I have nothing relevant to offer but I really wish the green version of that finish was available on the fixed bridge model.

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                      #11
                      Originally posted by Nick View Post
                      I'm sure there will be some sort of cloth you could use to do this. I'd not get a satin guitar again for this reason, mine had a burled finish at least so it wasn't noticable
                      Yeah, I was wondering if I took a treated cloth to it if it would work... but figured surely someone here would have polished a satin guitar by now...

                      This is what it looks like:

                      Don't expect much, it's not like I'm a Rocket Surgeon...

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                        #12
                        Does your forearm float above the guitar

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                          #13
                          Originally posted by Budda View Post
                          Does your forearm float above the guitar
                          It usually rests on the bevel and/or top side of it. But, a lot of the time I try not to let it touch cause my picking motion is mostly wrist but some forearm as well. A long time ago I had some really, really good guitar player tell me you should A) never rest your left thumb on the back of the neck and B) never left your right arm/hand touch anything.

                          Well, the thumb thing is just dumb, no way I could play like that even though he could. But, now that you mention it, I bet I keep my right arm off the guitar because of what he said.
                          Don't expect much, it's not like I'm a Rocket Surgeon...

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                            #14
                            You can use steel wool to knock that gloss back a bit, but a) you risk taking the black finish off, and b) it will gloss up again.

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                              #15
                              You could install a small-ish pickguard right in that spot?

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                                #16
                                Originally posted by Leon View Post
                                You could install a small-ish pickguard right in that spot?

                                #JustSayNoToPickguards
                                Don't expect much, it's not like I'm a Rocket Surgeon...

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                                  #17
                                  ...and yet, they were designed to protect your finish from things including this

                                  I mean, make it a cool one... diamond plate, burnt chrome, etc, etc. Or, clear plastic/acrylic?

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                                    #18
                                    SOLUTION

                                    Dont buy satin finish guitars xD

                                    I bought the Solar "white matte", just to challenge myself. I still dont like matte.
                                    But the guitar is so beaten up and dirty at the momoent so I dont even care.

                                    But generally = GLOSS rules (in my opinion)

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                                      #19
                                      Me thinks you're OCD'ing too hard over this, sir. Let it wear the way it wants to wear, and don't worry about it.

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                                        #20
                                        I have an old Gibson Gothic SG that I have had since 2001-2002. There isn't an inch of that guitar that isn't gloss now. You would never know that it was once a satin finish.

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                                          #21
                                          Originally posted by Iron1 View Post

                                          It usually rests on the bevel and/or top side of it. But, a lot of the time I try not to let it touch cause my picking motion is mostly wrist but some forearm as well. A long time ago I had some really, really good guitar player tell me you should A) never rest your left thumb on the back of the neck and B) never left your right arm/hand touch anything.

                                          Well, the thumb thing is just dumb, no way I could play like that even though he could. But, now that you mention it, I bet I keep my right arm off the guitar because of what he said.
                                          I cannot imagine not resting my arm on my guitars. That's why Fender styles are so comfortable (and why flat-tops are much less comfortable the second I think about it).

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                                            #22
                                            Beat on that thing live until it looks like you dragged it five miles behind your MTB, man!

                                            Alternatively, do what I used to to as a skint teenager when I wasn't sure if I was keeping a guitar: cover the wear points (or the whole thing like I used to, takes hours) in clear sticky-back plastic (yes like on Blue Peter! My fellow Limeys will now involuntarily assume thousand-yard stares while they fondly remember which presenter caused their sexual awakening...), you know, the stuff used for covering school books to make them last longer...

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                                              #23
                                              just put a saucy sticker there. Mud flap Girl screams you are a man of class and taste.
                                              O K T H E N

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                                                #24
                                                Originally posted by Budda View Post

                                                I cannot imagine not resting my arm on my guitars. That's why Fender styles are so comfortable (and why flat-tops are much less comfortable the second I think about it).
                                                You've got me wondering how I did it standing up, since I almost entirely play sitting down these days. Next time I spend some time jamming, I'll have to slap a strap on this one and see.
                                                Don't expect much, it's not like I'm a Rocket Surgeon...

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                                                  #25
                                                  Originally posted by Webdood View Post
                                                  just put a saucy sticker there. Mud flap Girl screams you are a man of class and taste.
                                                  Someone needs to wrangle up Haggus and get him over here.

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