#1
Hey guys.

Bought an ltd eclipse a few weeks back but im just finding it a bitch to clean!

You guys have any tips or products to help clean it?

Its a matte finish guitar so fingerprints are really annoying to get rid of!

Cheers
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#2
get some guitar polish and wipe the guitar really good with it.
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#3
But wont polish ruin the matte/satin finish in the long run?

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#4
Quote by MaaZeus
But wont polish ruin the matte/satin finish in the long run?

No more than where your hand/arm hits the finish (it will get really shiny). One way to get a matte finish is to skip the final buffing when painting. But the way most are done is with a satin clear-coat, so using polish is not a concern.

I have a satin finished G-400 it is 5-6 yrs old and I have no issues with using polish
2002 PRS CE22
2013 G&L ASAT Deluxe
2009 Epiphone G-400 (SH-4)
Marshall JCM2000 DSL100
Krank 1980 Jr 20watt
Krank Rev 4x12 (eminence V12)
GFS Greenie/Digitech Bad Monkey
Morley Bad Horsie 2
MXR Smart Gate
#5
Good question.
I've never had a matte-finish guitar (nor will I).
What are the folks who have painted their cars matte black doing?

Edit:
I did a bit of research on the car/vinyl wrap care products, which have the same paint and the same requirements -- two of the leaders are Nanolex and Dr Beasley. http://www.carcareproducts.com.au/products/dr_beasleys
http://www.carcareproducts.com.au/products/nanolex

BMW puts a matte bronze finish on its 6-series coupe if you're stupid enough to do that (it's $3500 extra, pretty much impossible to match after any kind of accident, and absolutely requires strict adherence to a two-bucket washing method -- forget any commercial car wash -- and extremely delicate handling), and Nanolex is apparently the care-products-of-choice recommended on that.
Last edited by dspellman at May 30, 2014,
#6
I would assume that they make a guitar cleaner for matte finishes. If not, I'd look for a polish that is water based and not wax.
#8
Quote by stormtrooper887
Yeah I'm just worried about the 'shiny-ness' being there in long run

http://www.guitarguitar.co.uk/guitar_care_detail.asp?stock=10122809545818 so would this normal dunlop polish be suitable?

And I'm a microfibre cloth would be needed too

yes that will work just fine. I use Gibson polish, but really they are all the same (carnauba) wax
2002 PRS CE22
2013 G&L ASAT Deluxe
2009 Epiphone G-400 (SH-4)
Marshall JCM2000 DSL100
Krank 1980 Jr 20watt
Krank Rev 4x12 (eminence V12)
GFS Greenie/Digitech Bad Monkey
Morley Bad Horsie 2
MXR Smart Gate