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Preservation Polish

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Silicone-free and repair shop friendly, with no wax or silicone residues. 12-ounce bottle.

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Preservation Polish
Item# Description In stock Price Quantity
3006 Preservation Polish
Cannot ship by air or outside the U.S.
3 or more $7.81  
6 or more $6.77  

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Preservation Polish gently cleans, polishes and protects lacquer and varnish finishes.

Ordinary guitar polishes shine by leaving a long-lasting silicone residue that's very hard to remove. If your guitar ever needs a repair, the silicone will prevent glue or finish from adhering, making even simple repairs more difficult and costly.

Simply apply Preservation Polish with a clean cotton cloth. It leaves no wax or silicone residues, so there's no cloudy film, stickiness or build-up. And it won't discolor the patina of vintage finishes.

Luthiers and repair shops: You've learned the hard way that guitars and silicone are bad company. Silicone residue makes it difficult for glue or finish to adhere properly and is a primary cause of "fisheyes" and cratering in lacquer finishes. It's even worse if silicone reaches bare wood or gets into the cracks of older finishes. Even the simplest finish repairs can become more difficult, time-consuming and costly. Do your colleagues a favor — use Preservation Polish and recommend it to your customers!

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Preservation Polish
Preservation Polish
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5 2-28-2014
Preservation Polish

This is a miracle product! It is the best I have ever used, and removes small scratches and such that I had thought were permanent. Highly recommended.

Magic Biddie  Texas Read my reviews (10)
5 2-12-2014
Shine On!

Good product. Have used this polish for 10 years. All types of guitar finishes. A little goes a long way. Easy application, no residue.

Clutch Cargo  USA Read my reviews (4)
4 1-29-2014
Needs a different application bottle

The polish seems to work well. It is very thin and watery so it is difficult to apply in the current bottle because it runs all over the place and saturates your cloth. Over all it is cheap and I would buy it again, the bottle is huge so it will last a long time. Give it a shot

Luke1236  Baltimore Read my reviews (7)
5 1-28-2014
Greatest Stuff in the World !

I have been using this product for a number of years and, all I have to say is...... Greatest Stuff in the World !!!! I have used this on old to new guitars, this stuff works period. It works great on furniture as well. I've always had a supply of this stuff around.

Kenny Skaggs  El Paso, Texas Read my reviews (2)
5 1-10-2014
what is Martin thinking???

Martin guitar sells a polishing product that is absolutely a waste of time and money. All my acoustics are martins and I only use this product from stewmac. Not sure why Martin would advocate putting anything else on their finely crafted instruments but if you need a guitar to shine like the sun without leaving any residue this is for you.

FarmBoy  Houston, TX Read my reviews (2)
5 1-09-2014
My guitars look like new

It is amazing what this polish does. My friends commented on how my guitars look like new. I will use only this from now on.

UncPaulie  VA
4 8-16-2013
Short time review

I have only been using this product for a short while. It seems to work pretty well and I have no issues with the smell one reviewer spoke about. I am sure this product will work well and I will end up reordering when this bottle gets low!

missingu  El Dorado Springs Read my reviews (4)
5 8-09-2013

You'd have to break out the buffing wheel and compound to get a better shine!

Bill E. Roach  Rohnert Park, CA Read my reviews (2)
5 7-29-2013
Preservation Polish = Best

I originally bought a bottle of Preservation Polish for my guitars. But I recently acquired a 19th Century violin that was extremely dull, dry, and dirty. It hadn't been cared for in decades. The first pass didn't do much. But by the time I finished a 4th complete polishing of the violin, it was gleaming. This stuff does nothing harmful, but somehow restores the original properties of the finish. I have never used a better instrument polish than this! Believe me, this violin was a major test for Preservation Polish, and it sure did pass the test. Buy it without hesitation.

Reg Hudson  Houston, TX
5 7-24-2013

Great product. Cleans well and also first choice for new finishes. I have given it as a my friends!! I don't use any other product.

Ken1492  Frostburg, Md
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