Fret Erasers - Set of 5

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

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Fret Erasers - Set of 5

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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 5 grits.

Works on stainless frets, too!
All of our tools are suitable for use on stainless-steel fretwire, with the exception of our Fret Tang Nippers and Fret Cutters. Modern stainless-steel fretwire is known to be harder than the traditional nickel-silver blends, but our own shop experience indicates the wire does not cause premature wear of files or sandpapers.

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Fret Erasers - Set of 5

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Frett Erasers

By LMB from Essex,Ontario CANADA
(Customer's Reviews) Sunday, August 19, 2012

100% better than Steel Wool, very easy to clean up after.

Good once you figure them out.

By NG from Burke, VA
(Customer's Reviews) Sunday, July 22, 2012

I think some people get these expecting them to be magic, but they aren't. However, if you use regular sandpaper first to get rid of scuffs then go through these, you will get a pretty nice shine. Some polishing compound afterwards should get you a nice mirror finish, but these alone won't.

As good as I expected

By tb from Portland OR
(Customer's Reviews) Tuesday, July 17, 2012

If your frets look good before you start using these you'll be in good shape. Address any chatter or file marks prior to starting. I found that some 800 grit gold sandpaper prior to using these erasers did the trick nicely. Great tool to have - nice innovation!

Fast and Convinient 

By Dave Ward from Oklahoma City, OK
(Customer's Reviews) Monday, July 09, 2012

A great replacement for steel wool. Easy clean up and takes up less space. I still prefer paper for removing marks and scratches. I use these before a final buffing to make frets gleam.


By jgreene from Haslett, MI
(Customer's Reviews) Tuesday, July 03, 2012

I just cleaned some tarnished frets with these and they now look better than new with a mirror shine and super fast feel. I've tossed my steel wool for good.

not the shortcut I hoped for

By nick @ instrumentally sound from denver, co
(Customer's Reviews) Sunday, June 17, 2012

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.

Not bad, but not great

By P Smith from Cary, NC
(Customer's Reviews) Saturday, June 16, 2012

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.

waste of money

By bigjohnsguitars from Denton, Tx
(Customer's Reviews) Friday, June 15, 2012

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

Great little product !

By Illdoyouforthat from Warwick, RI
(Customer's Reviews) Wednesday, June 13, 2012

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 !

No mess!

By RS Guitar Shop from St. Louis, MO
(Customer's Reviews) Monday, June 04, 2012

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.

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