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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Not what I hoped for

By Middleton Guitars from Southern California
(Customer's Reviews) Tuesday, May 29, 2012


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.

sweet 

By kennylee from aberdeen maryland
(Customer's Reviews) Monday, May 21, 2012


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.

Pretty Decent

By M. Adams from Pasadena, CA
(Customer's Reviews) Wednesday, May 16, 2012


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.

Time Saver!

By DJAcoustics from Michigan
(Customer's Reviews) Tuesday, May 01, 2012


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 for 5!

By Shannon D. from Jamestown, MO.
(Customer's Reviews) Tuesday, April 24, 2012


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.

Great for a Quick Finish

By JMAC from Denton, Texas
(Customer's Reviews) Thursday, April 19, 2012


I still prefer the sand stick and progressively finer grits after leveling or dressing but the Fret Erasers are quick and easy for putting a high shine on frets. I use them when setting up a new guitar. I also carry a couple in my gig kit (along with a couple of Fingerboard Guards) for quick touch ups.

Fret Erasers

By charly from splendid
(Customer's Reviews) Thursday, April 19, 2012


They are not almond paste but they are
also excellent for working very well finished without worry.
Charly/Nemes/South of France

Fret Erasers

By Jerry Pietrzak BlueMystGuitar from Clark NJ
(Customer's Reviews) Wednesday, April 18, 2012


They do a nice job in a pinch. Don't know how much time I'll save with them as I am always set up with proper paper and sticks, but still nice to have.

Still need to be buffed!

By Theguitarshop from USA
(Customer's Reviews) Wednesday, April 18, 2012


Great product to get you to buffing but still need to buff if your looking for that shine

mmmmm.....

By Mario Gabinho C+írdenas Vega from M+¬xico
(Customer's Reviews) Monday, April 16, 2012


I'm kind of disapointed about these erasers, i mean, they were supposed to work faster and better than sand paper. I also had to wait months to be able to buy them cause every time they were off the stock 'cause their popularity.

They arrived just by the time i was finishing my last refret and i was so happy to finaly use them... and then, the shine turned out very mediocre and they didn't remove file marks.

Maybe they work wonders with diamond grit round files, but not with teeth files. I've gotten much better results with a sandstick and then sand paper to the from 1000 to 2000.

But hey! i'll give them a chance, maybe i just haven't discover how to use them correctly yet.

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