Fret Erasers

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Fret Erasers 220-grit, white
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Fret Erasers 400-grit, dark blue
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Fret Erasers 800-grit, blue

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Fret Erasers 2000-grit, green

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Fret Erasers 4000-grit, gray

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Fret Erasers 8000-grit, yellow

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Fret Erasers - Set of 7

Fret Erasers - Set of 7

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Fret Erasers

An easy way to make your frets shine! Fret Erasers™ are flexible self-padded rubber blocks embedded with abrasive grits.

They're incredibly handy—use them in sequence as a final step on freshly-crowned frets, to erase fine file marks and scratches. The grits are color-coded for convenience. Frets gleam, and play buttery-smooth.

"I used to wrap abrasive papers around small rubber blocks, but that got a little clumsy. Fret Erasers are simpler and faster. No more sandy grit or sharp steel wool particles."
—Erick Coleman, repairman and StewMac tech advisor

Each Fret Eraser is 2-1/2" x 3/4" x 3/8" (63.50mm x 19.05mm x 9.52mm)

SAVE when you order the complete set of 7 grits.


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3.0

not the shortcut I hoped for

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These looked like they'd be a great replacement for sandpaper after rounding frets with a 300 grt diamond crowning file. And while they're ergonomically more friendly than sandpaper they really don't get rid of all the file scratches. The amount of time trying to get those scratches out with the course eraser is better spent with 400 grit sandpaper then going up through the erasers. Even then the polish wasn't as nice if I use paper for the whole process, finishing with steel wool (another product I'd hope to phase out with these).

Not to say they don't do a decent job. If you sand the file scratches out with some 400 wrapped around one of the erasers, then use each one and end with a buffing wheel they'll turn out nice enough.

Over-all they feel better than the alternative but aren't really a time saver. I'll keep using them just because they're cleaner. and on a rosewood board I didn't find it was necessary to use a guard or masking tape since the buffing wheel took care of whatever dirt and small scratches the erasers left in the wood.

3.0

Not bad, but not great

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I got these erasers in the hopes of being able to shortcut my fret polishing using the various gradations of micro mesh pads.

While these weren't bad, they didn't give the super polished luster as easily as I'd hoped. The micro mesh still seem to do the best job for me.

1.0

waste of money

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I find that these work nowhere near as good as gradually finer sand papers wrapped around the diamond crowning files.

5.0

Great little product !

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Cool idea ! Makes a little bit of a mess, but easy to brush away, unlike 0000 steel wool . Very easy to grip and maneuver around the frets, and pretty much no worry about about scratching the finish or fretboard while using the very fine grits. When mine wear out, i will get more for sure !

5.0

No mess!

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This sure beats the metal grain that results in using 0000 steel wool. No flake getting everywhere and no more taping the pickups. The labels on them are handy too so you know what grit to use.

1.0

Not what I hoped for

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This looked great from other reviews, but I found them to be quite the opposite

They don't save me any time.
They still make a mess (eraser-like shavings)
They don't leave a shine any better than 0000 steelwool (Which is not great for anything other than a Squier).

My prefered method to polish after crowning is: Sanding-Stick with 400 & 600-grit belts, then 3M polishing papers.

5.0

sweet 

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I ordered all five grits and have done 10 fret dressings with these. a lot less mess then steel wool and sandpaper. Also recommend the mirco fiber pads and start with these then finish with micro pads you frets will, Gleam! I will never go back ..well unless I get a 25 year old guitar that has been played hard with original frets! Buy these.

3.0

Pretty Decent

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Just started trying these in my repair shop on a tip from a friend. Have used on 3 fret dressings so far. In my limited use my conclusions are the following:
Don't seem to get the pre polish shine that I do when using some sandpaper and steelwool. I thought they would do a better job of this. Definitely cleaner on the hands than the aforementioned sandpaper and steelwool. Nice for doing a quick cleanup on frets for a guitar that is in for a setup and not really paying extra for a full fret polish. Shape is very nice to fit over the frets when using the fret guards from Stew Mac. Maybe my opinion will change after using them a few more times, but they are about a 3 or 3.5 to me. I can see perhaps using 400 grit sandpaper first and then going to these. My standard mode for polishing frets that have just been leveled and rouned is this: I usually go from 400 to 600 to 0000 steel wool, and them dremel polish them with diamond bar. That gets them just about factory shiny. These Fret Eraser alone dont even come close to that, but again, in conjunction with sandpaper first and dremel after I can see them being really useful. Hope that helps.

5.0

Time Saver!

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The fret erasers work very well for me!The 1000gt is overkill for me though, cause I do the final polish with a buffing wheel.

5.0

5 for 5!

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If you haven't tried these grit erasers you are missing something amazing! I bought the set of 5 and the time I saved using them once paid for themselves. This idea was long overdue.

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