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Thread #119317   Message #2588504
Posted By: Jeri
13-Mar-09 - 10:29 PM
Thread Name: Guitar polish
Subject: RE: Guitar polish
I am not an expert.

I had a foam pad go gooey on a banjo. Luckily, it was around the metal rim, but it still took a ton of work to get off with some solvent (can't remember exactly what).

I would be afraid to use spirits on any varnishy-laquery finish. I think I'd try oil first since it wouldn't dissolve the finish. I used alcohol to clean a rosin build-up off a fiddle, and it cleaned some of the varnish off too.