Best way to polish black head stock?

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  1. wannabguitarist

    wannabguitarist Contributor

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    I'm in the process of fixing up my old Fusion HH and need to polish the head stock since I filled and painted the old truss rod cover holes. I don't want to refinish the whole head stock; just try to clean the edges of the filled holes up and remove some scratches from age. Included (crappy) pictures for reference.

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    Also, anything better than Gorgomyte and steel wool for polishing frets and cleaning the fret board? There are some minor sanding scratches in the rosewood that are bothering me and the frets could be shinier :lol:
     
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    Any polishing compound should work, or very fine grade wet sanding.
     
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    I was looking at my friend Maksym he's got some of the cleanest pores I've ever seen.
     
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    Clearasil or ProActive?
     
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    Just tried wetsanding with 3,000 grit and now it looks worse. Not exactly glossy anymore :lol:
     
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    Wetsanding is not buffing... If you wet sand with any grit it will take the gloss away. Now you need to get buffing compound and buff it back to gloss. wetsanding is only designed to take out deep scratches and orange peel.
     
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    Polishing compound, followed by sratch remover, found at a good auto parts center.
     

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