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Fret Erasers 220-grit, white

220-grit, white

Item # 0475
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Fret Erasers 400-grit, dark blue

400-grit, dark blue

Item # 0477
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Fret Erasers 800-grit, blue

800-grit, blue

Item # 0467
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Fret Erasers 1200-grit, red

1200-grit, red

Item # 0468
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Fret Erasers 2000-grit, green

2000-grit, green

Item # 0469
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Fret Erasers 4000-grit, gray

4000-grit, gray

Item # 0470
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Fret Erasers 8000-grit, yellow

8000-grit, yellow

Item # 0471
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Fret Erasers, Set of 7

Set of 7

Item # 0472
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Fret Erasers

About This Item

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: 220, 400, 800, 1200, 2000, 4000, and 8000.

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. 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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5.0

Love This!

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Allowed me to make consistent angles on both sides of the fret up toward the crown for a nice tall, narrow peak. Smooth finish.

5.0

Very effective, very easy to use

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Verified Buyer


OK, I am new to fret work, but the idea of these abrasive erasers struck me as sound. I bought a new guitar that had a couple of high frets, so after working them with the 300 grit diamond fret file, I went to work with the erasers. On pretesting on a junk guitar, I learned that the 250 grit eraser removes significant metal, almost like a file, so it probably not necessary if the fret is of the right height. Go gentle on the 400 grit too. But once I hit the 800 grit it was all easy and kind of fun, all the way to 8000 grit. The frets gleamed like a mirror, so I had to give a little eraser love to the otherwise OK frets to make it all match. Great tool, I will store them in a sealed container to prevent decay due to environmental ozone and they should last a good long time.

4.0

Great tool

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Verified Buyer


Great for cleaning dirty oxidized/tarnished frets, other than polishing after fret crowning. But even after the 8000 grit polish, it still doesn't shine like they were polished by other methods, so the frets gonna need another polishing using polishing product. Be gentle with the 200 & 400 grits as they will easily remove the metal from the frets ( as if using 200 & 400 grit sandpaper ), may even spoil the fret crowns if rubbbed excessively.

5.0

good!

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Verified Buyer


good!

2.0

I expected more from these erasers...

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Verified Buyer


My first time using these erasers I used them on a Squire strat to learn and get comfortable with them. I bought the set. I feel like they did not shine and polish the frets that much. Then I thought well it's a cheap guitar made with cheap materials. So I tried it on my Gibson Hummingbird. It was not super shinny like on the site. They changed the crown on the frets. I was not pressing hard at all. I will use sand paper and not use these. I feel like I wasted $47. I could of bought a lot of sand paper for $47

5.0

fret erasers

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Verified Buyer


I ordered these for a friend who teaches guitar at the store where I work part time. poor guy he only has 36 different guitars and I do most of his work for him. I did tell him that he will have to polish his own frets though. He is a studio /teacher/band musician and very particular. I re-fretted three of his guitars. Most all of the equipment especially the fret bending machine I purchased from stew mac a few years back was was an absolute must. Anyone planning to do fret jobs should invest in that machine. It will save you time and make perfect frets.

5.0

Erase scratches

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Verified Buyer


I use 1200 grit to polish a sheen into the fret after crowning. Works great!

5.0

Shine It

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Had a P-bass with frets that were tarnished from sweat and finger oils. After polishing with the fret erasers the frets are shiny and smooth.

3.0

Helpful/? 

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Typically I use papers 240-1000 and jump to Micro mesh (2400-12000) to finish out the job.

I have only used these on one job. They are nice to work with but not nearly as shinny and some scratches left over when done, I still finished out the job with micro mesh. I will continue to use these in the future but try to incorporate them into my current routine, maybe eliminating some of the middle of papers (400, 600, 800.

Not Bad but Micro Mesh is still way sweeter.

5.0

Working with the best

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Verified Buyer


These erasers are truly remarkable! I would never do a fret job without these little gems. The quality and luster they bring forth are worth the money. Say goodbye to steel-wool forever!

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