#1
Do I have to use "guitar polish"... or is there anything different about it vs. automotive wax?

I'm referring specifically to polish for finished wood, not unfinished/bare wood.
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#2
I suppose it depends on the guitar finish, using furniture polish on a nitro-cellulose finish could **** it i'd guess.
#3
You don't have to. A guy at the local guitar shop says that any old wood polish works, some better than guitar-specific products.

However, you gotta make sure it's nothign abrasive and won't react with the finish (even that happens, usually on classical guitars). I don't know the exact chemicals, but there is stuff to avoid. Ask at your local store.

And a friend of mine uses saliva.
#4
Quote by truespin
Do I have to use "guitar polish"... or is there anything different about it vs. automotive wax?

I'm referring specifically to polish for finished wood, not unfinished/bare wood.



i use car polish or guitar polish.
soft clean, polish rag, or you could get swirl marks.

both work nice on finished woods.

i use nitro safe polish on my nitro finished guitar.
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#5
3M Finess It II is used alot and is a car polish i think. maybe something from Minwax or Turlewax. Meguire's makes some Fender polish which works well.
#6
I have a can of "bowling alley" paste wax that I've been using for years. It gives it a very glossy shine. I think any paste furniture polish and most car polishes will work just fine. I've used several auto paint scratch removers to remove light swirls before and never had a problem with any of them.
#7
i use that murphy's oil soap, mix it in w/ some warm water, it works great. but make sure after you put it on wipe it off w/ a dry towel or some small streak marks 'll show up