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Thread #63414   Message #1579305
Posted By: The Walrus
09-Oct-05 - 08:57 AM
Thread Name: Removing wax polish from guitars
Subject: RE: Removing wax polish from guitars
From a 'conservation' point of view, the method for removing waxes is to use white spirit (turps substitute) applied with swabs (cotton buds?).

Check the effect of the W/S on an unobtrusive area. If there is no effect on the lacquer, go ahead with neat W/S.
If there is an effect on the lacquer, check the effect of methylated spirits on the finish, there should be no effect (polar and non-polar solvents)therefore mix the W/S & meths until the mixture only just dissolves the wax and remove with swabs (see above).

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