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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

Awesome!

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I have lots of guitars. As part of My regular maintenance routine, I'm forever polishing frets with a polishing compound and a Dremel tool. Messy, gets the fretboard dirty even with the neck masked off (which is it's own pain in the ass). These solve all that, and they're fast to work with. Great products!

5.0

These work great

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I bought quite a few of these and I'm glad I did they work great for doing any kind of fretwork clean up after crowning frets the lower grits clean up the file marks and just keep working your way up to the fine grits to get a smooth finish to make polishing do much easier and the way the ends are squared off you can reach the whole fret easily, very glad I purchased these!

4.0

Pretty good.

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I've been using 4-0 steel wool and was looking for something less messy and easier on my fingers. This worked well on both counts. I bought the 1200 and 2000 grit erasers, but I think I may need to add a coarser grit as well. Be aware that these things are pretty small compared to regular erasers, but I'd think they'd last for 100 fret jobs or more.

2.0

Barely Adequate

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I rarely write reviews, but after dropping way too much money on a set of erasers and seeing the results, I felt compelled. These would be fine in a busy shop for refrets, but if you are thinking these will quickly give you nicely polished frets that match a high quality custom build, think again. Stewmac's micro polishing papers will do a better job and way faster (they come in a set of 6 grits - you only need to use 4 of the papers to achieve much better results than running through the 6 erasers). On the plus side, I have 6 really expensive sanding blocks for the micro polishing papers.

5.0

fret erasers

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Verified Buyer


works pretty nice

5.0

Love it!

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Greta idea, great results and simple. What more can i say?

5.0

Fret Erasers

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Absolutely great product! Understand that a 400 grit hard file and a 400 grit eraser produce entirely different results because of the erasers flexibility. Recommend taping fret board. 400 removes a lot of material. I think that the 800 is the best all around eraser because it responds to angle and pressure either removing a lot of material or making subtle contours.

If I could afford only one it would be the 800, but I bot the whole set and am glad I did because these work in virtually any situation from a sharp tail piece that bites your hand or as a fitment tool for new pickups or a wiring cavity when installing bigger pots. The higher numbers can be used to polish a nick out of body or neck binding, keeping a rough spot from turning into a major repair job. Very versatile! Highly recommend, especially for touring players and guitar techs.

3.0

Ok but not great

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These do work but not all that well. Compared to the traditional sandpaper on a small sanding block, steel wool and polishing compound these take about twice as much time.

5.0

Still the best!

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Verified Buyer


A must have in any shop...this is my second set. Make fret work efficient and professional. These ones look a little smaller than the previous ones but the work great and will last a good long while

5.0

I was skeptical at first...

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I first thought that there is no way these erasers would be able to do beat the quality I got from sandpaper/micro mesh pads and steel wool. Well, I was wrong. These eraser pads do a great job of removing scratch marks from filing and from wear and tear if you are dressing old frets. I did a side by side comparison. One fret I used all of the grits in succession, followed by a final polish with steel wool. The other frets were only polished with the steel wool. The one fret clearly stood out as shinier and cleaner. I did find that the final polish with steel wool made a difference and is necessary to get the most shine after dressing the frets with all of the grits of erasers. So these erasers can eliminate the need for steel wool, but the steel wool as a final step will leave you with better results. Its a quick pass, so not much wool is shed on the guitar. Also, to cut down on excessive wear on the erasers, for dressing jobs on guitars with old frets that have not just been leveled and crowned (i.e. dirty frets), I first do a pass with steel wool to remove a layer of grime.

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on page 11 of our StewMac Digital Catalog