Mudcat Café message #2586821 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #119317   Message #2586821
Posted By: Bee-dubya-ell
11-Mar-09 - 09:34 PM
Thread Name: Guitar polish
Subject: RE: Guitar polish
An unfinished top may sound better for a while, but the pores will eventually fill up with dirt, grime, body oils, spilled beer, cigarette smoke and pretty much anything else it comes in contact with. Then you'll have a guitar that not only sounds about the same as it would if you'd left the finish on, but looks like shit to boot.

As to smurf's original question, IMHO, there's not much you can do to improve a matte finish other than get some good quality automotive rubbing compound and buff it until it becomes a gloss finish.