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Cleaning Matte Clearcoat

Matte finish clearcoat is a pain in the ass to clean. I personally do not like the finish because unlike gloss finish, matte finish will scuff very easily and when it does, you can not polish the scuff out. It's there for life. It also will trap the oils and sweat from your hands which any of you that have tried to clean fingerprints off of one of these would know all too well.

Here's the last word in cleaning a matte finish

Kind of tough to find so if you can't find some in your local grocery store do a search on Yahoo shopping for Scotch Brite High Performance Cleaning Cloth. Trust me, they're worth every penning you'd have to overpay to get one. The have a texture that almost like an eraser although very soft and will cause no damage whatsoever. Not only will fingerprints literally just wipe off but they're perfect for just all around cleaning on a matte finish also. If you have something that dried you can either scrape it lightly with a fingernail to break it up or a touch of spit or water on the rag and let it do it for you, but you will not find any better cloth anywhere for maintaining the matte finish on your guitar.

Even though I use these exclusively for matte finishes they also work every bit as well on gloss finish. A big thanks goes out to Brian Hinson who discovered these in his infinite search to find something that would work well on this JPM P4, a guitar I would typically try and not touch the finish at all when working on because of how difficult it is to get the fingerprints back off.


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