Mudcat Café message #1029721 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #63414   Message #1029721
Posted By: DADGBE
04-Oct-03 - 06:49 PM
Thread Name: Removing wax polish from guitars
Subject: RE: Removing wax polish from guitars
There are two kinds of turpentine. Steam-distilled turpentine leaves a residue when it evaporates. Instead, get gum spirits of turpentine which dries cleaner. Another useful solvent for this job is V. M. & P naphtha which works well and evaporates quickly.

Once the old wax it off, the surface will probably look somewhat dull. A good cream instrument polish like the stuff Martin sells should do the job.

Remember to do this in a well ventilated area.