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Tony Edwards


From:
Six Mile, South Carolina
Post  Posted 16 Oct 2020 5:24 am    
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Questions for steel guitar forumites: What in your opinion, is the best cleaner/polish for Mica, for Metal, and what is the best lubricant for a steel guitar to keep the parts moving freely> Thank you for your input.

Tony
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Marty Holmes

 

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Magnolia ,TX USA
Post  Posted 16 Oct 2020 5:29 am    
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As far as lubricant tri flow or rem oil is best to my knowledge.
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Pat Moore


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Virginia USA
Post  Posted 16 Oct 2020 5:33 am    
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Tri-flow for lube! A-1 stuff!
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Erv Niehaus


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Litchfield, MN, USA
Post  Posted 16 Oct 2020 7:32 am    
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Mother's for shining up the aluminum. Very Happy
Erv
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George Kimery

 

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Limestone, TN, USA
Post  Posted 28 Oct 2020 1:33 pm     Steel guitar cleaner
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Tri-Lube Superior for lubrication.

For polishing up the aluminum, my top three choices in order of preference:

1. Met-ALL
2. Simi-Chrome
3. Mothers
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Ian Worley


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Sacramento, CA
Post  Posted 28 Oct 2020 4:40 pm    
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I'm a big fan of Rick Campbell's method for cleaning a steel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_H-I7Jv9Aww
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Chris Boyd

 

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Leonia,N.J./Charlestown,R.I.
Post  Posted 30 Oct 2020 7:07 am    
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Rick's method sure is thorough !! Whoa!
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Rene Brosseau


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Chatham,Ontario, Canada
Post  Posted 1 Nov 2020 2:08 pm     cleaner
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Paul Franklin Sr. told me to use Pledge when I bought my guitar in 1989...I use a metal polish for the aluminum like Never-Dull
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Tony Edwards


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Six Mile, South Carolina
Post  Posted 2 Nov 2020 6:42 am     Steel Guitar Cleaner
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Ian,

I laughed out loud for sure! He's about as funny as the Moron Brothers! Thanks for sharing! Sometimes we need a good laugh to help with a Monday morning!
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Jack Stoner


From:
New Port Richey Florida
Post  Posted 2 Nov 2020 7:15 am    
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Polished Aluminum for light scratches "Simichrome" or Harley Davidson aluminum polish (It looks and works the same). Mothers Mag and Aluminum polish for non abrasive.

I used a Teflon based liquid car polish on the formica and polished aluminum, on my Franklin. The kind I had was no longer available and now use one of the new ceramic based car polishes (Next Gen Ceramic Spray). I used this on everything on my GFI including fretboards. Cleaned up an old (2000 year model) well used GFI D-10 Expo that it can pass for a relatively recent guitar.
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Ken Mizell


From:
Lakeland, Florida, 33809, USA
Post  Posted 15 Dec 2020 6:10 am    
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For cleaning and light touch-up, Never-Dull “Magic Wadding.” For routine metal polishing, Mothers Mag and Aluminum Polish. Buff it out with old white sock, and finish it off with a micro-fiber cloth. For heavy duty work - Simichrome.

Mica - Whatever car wax I have around the house.

I’ve still got a nearly full can of old fashioned Simonize paste wax here. I’ve used it on Mica and black lacquer guitars before. It helps protect metal too.

I’ve thought about buying a can (about the size of an old fashioned snuff can) of Renaissance Wax. Firearm collectors use it to protect those with a blued finish. It provides a beautiful high luster finish and protects from corrosion. A can cost about $15, but they say a little goes a long ways.
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Graham Bland

 

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Nashville, Tennessee, USA
Post  Posted 15 Dec 2020 9:44 am    
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Tony is right, I was in need of a good laugh today also!!!!!
LOL!!!!
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Pat Moore


From:
Virginia USA
Post  Posted 16 Dec 2020 8:44 am    
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Hi all, Here's what I use,
Simple Green for cleaning, Tri-Flo for lubing, aluminum polish (Mothers etc. your preference), for ends & metal.
I learned this from pro restorers!
Great results!
Pat
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