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Fret Erasers

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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
Item# Description In stock Price Quantity
0472 Complete set of 5 SAVE $3.00 Yes

0467 Coarse (blue) Yes

0468 Medium (red) Yes

0469 Medium-fine (green) Yes

0470 Fine (gray) Yes

0471 Extra-fine (yellow) Yes

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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
Fret Erasers
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4 4-22-2014
Good Product, with Good results

I order a set just to try these out to save from having to use sandpaper and steel wool. They work good, just not great. Maybe a video showing the best way to use these would help. Steel wool still has a better shine, see for yourself. Second fret is steel wool, first is fret erasers.

James B  Greenville, NC
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1 4-06-2014
Pretty lame

Not that impressed with the fine grit, which was the only one I purchased. Seems gimmicky

travis a  thornton, Co.
1 4-03-2014
Sorry, the emperor has no clothes!

I tried a fine grit and I think these are ridiculous. #0000 steel wool did a much better job, and left a shinier, smoother surface. Not crazy about steel wool, but it's better than these "erasers!"

Turko  San Diego Read my reviews (6)
5 3-21-2014
No more hand cramps!

I use course, medium-fine and extra-fine. That's all I need to get the finish I like.

Highline Guitars  Denver, Colorado Read my reviews (30)
5 3-16-2014
Everyone should have at least one of these!

I'm a player not a guitar tech but I recently received a new guitar that had a few minor buzzes. I ordered the green, #600 grit fret eraser and used it to "cleanup" the high spots and within a few minutes I had this guitar playing cleanly. Everyone should have at least one medium fine fret eraser in their guitar maintenance tool kit.

Tony Ferrara  USA
5 3-01-2014
Very handy

I've mostly used them to polish frets that haven't been worked deeply, and they handle that very well. All you need is some elbow grease and a little patience.

unluthier  NC Read my reviews (9)
5 2-28-2014
Fret Erasers

Cheap and easy to use. You can do multiple frets at once by turning it sideways, and with a Medium and a Fine you can mirror polish any frets!

Magic Biddie  Texas Read my reviews (10)
3 2-17-2014

I got a few hoping it would do a better job of removing file marks, but it turns out MicroMesh does a better job of that (I got this so I could skip micromesh, it is tedious), and not only that, the eraser looks like it wears out fairly quickly so that makes this method more expensive. For polishing a dremel buffing wheel with green compound worked much better.

Tai Fu  Taiwan Read my reviews (20)
3 2-14-2014
Limited Use

I bought these to smooth out frets and bring them to a shine after crowning. I used a regular fret-file (not diamond) that caused a fair deal of chatter but nothing out of the ordinary. The erasers just couldn't get the chatter out. I ended up using 400 and 600 grit sandpaper to smooth out and remove the chatter and then used the 3M pads (available here) to bring to a mirror finish. The erasers work fine for simple fret cleaning jobs but I would not recommend them to use after crowning with a regular fret-file (3-in-1 sold here). Perhaps there would be different results with the diamond fret-files. That's next on the list.

Mark Oliverio  Sault Ste Marie, ON
3 2-09-2014
Fret Erasers

There ok... Not as impressed as I hoped.

AZPaul  Chandler, AZ Read my reviews (2)
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