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Kiwi shoe polish (from old thread)

Discussion in 'Telecaster Discussion Forum' started by Stratoman, Sep 9, 2013.

  1. Stratoman

    Stratoman TDPRI Member

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    Sorry for ressurecting this thread, I have a question on this issue. Will it work on glossy finished neck? Or do I need to sand it before applying?
     
  2. AndrewG

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    You'll need to sand first. Polish will just wipe right off a glossy polyester finish.
     
  3. Mr. Scary

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    resurected thread? I must be missing what was before..??
    What's up with the kiwi?
     
  4. gwjensen

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    Might work great. I'm thinking about a nitro finish for my Johnston Murphys. Seriously, though, It's for shoe leather, not wood. Leave it alone, IMO.
     
  5. Twang Guitars

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    Works awesome, gets rid of that "white wood" look. Nice vintage look! Feels good too. If needed maybe try 000 steelwool first, to satin it up just a little.
     
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    sacizob Friend of Leo's

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    [​IMG]Shoe polish will eventually wear off. I went with amber shellac on a pale white Hwy 1 neck. A little #2 pencil first for that relic look. This was done 5 yrs ago and still looks good.
     
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    this isn't a before and after photo, but they were both the same color before adding shoe polish to the top one, it does look good in person, I believe the shoe polish somehow does absorb into the finish giving a nice vintage effect.
     

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  8. Stratoman

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    Thanks for the replies!
    Actually I'm going to try it on a flamed maple pickup ring. I forgot to tell my friend to put some tint/stain before clear-coating. It's really pale white now, doesn't match aged natural binding on that guitar (a prs).
     
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    I used it on a 2001 MIM Standard Strat glossy neck and it worked just fine. Bonded with the poly and still looks great.
     
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    You sand me and I'll get my Revenge.............

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    So this can just be rubbed on a neck and it will darken her up? Would the result look like a 50's classic neck?

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