Rough Fret Smooth + Shine Set

Rough Fret Smooth + Shine Set

Rough Fret Smooth + Shine Set

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Rough Fret Smooth + Shine Set

About This Item

Tools and supplies to tame fret sprout, buff and shine frets and make your instrument play silky smooth.

Don't let fret sprout stop you from playing your favorite guitar. This kit has everything you need to fix it yourself. When dry weather comes around, your fretboard can shrink and the fret ends poke out. Sharp fret ends can slow you down, feel uncomfortable, or cut your hand. This is a very common repair that comes around with every change of seasons.

More than just fret ends
This set not only works for taming seasonal fret sprout, you can use it year round for polishing your frets, and use the Micro-Mesh Pads and Stick to touch up scratches in your finish and pickguard.

Rough Fret Smooth + Shine Set includes:

StewMac Fingerboard Guards, for Guitar Also sold separately
Protect the fretboard while you are working. Set of 6 fits all guitar fretwire sizes, anywhere on the neck. They're made of flexible 0.010" stainless steel for durability and long life.

Fret End Dressing File Also sold separately
File and round the fret ends. Its smooth, non-marring edges glide on the fingerboard while the fine-toothed sides deburr and round the fret.

Micro-Mesh Soft Touch Pads, 2" x 2" Also sold separately
Set of 9 grits to get the fret ends just right and polished silky smooth. Each pad features Micro-Mesh® resilient abrasive on both sides of a foam center.

Micro-Mesh Touch Up Stick Also sold separately
For the final polishing to get frets to a mirror shine. Three extra fine grits in one flexible tool: 2400, 4000 and 12000-grit.

Work on your frets like a pro!



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5.0

Great Product

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Verified Buyer


Beautiful shine on dull frets. Fifteen minutes for entire neck gong through all grits..

5.0

Thank you Stew Mac!

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Verified Buyer


I recently purchased a '72 Telecaster Bass. After fitting it with an un-bleached bone nut and a Babicz FCH Bridge, it sounds great.
Your rough fret kit was easy to work with and the frets are as smooth as silk.

Thanks for a great product! Bill

5.0

Works perfectly

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Verified Buyer


Use all day every day.

5.0

Refurbishing Epi Les Paul

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The set worked great for filing protruding fret ends and polishing the frets. Had to tape the fingerboard guards as the included rubber bands were too heavy. Otherwise worked great!

5.0

Great for home or shop

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I bought this to dress the frets on two guitars. I can say that it is worth every penny.

4.0

Good fret polishing/cleaning kit

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Overall I liked this kit. I used it on two guitars of varying age and wear and the results were good on both. I was able to remove minor wear marks/indentations using the more aggressive pads and polish the frets to a like new shine using the finer grit ones. Couple of caveats: The metal templates can move around while polishing, so it's a good idea to cover the wood part of the fret board with painter's tape to prevent the wood from being scratched/damaged. The included rubber bands also aren't large enough to fit over the heel near the top of the fret board on some guitars so you wind up holding the template with one hand and polishing with the other. I'd still buy the kit again, regardless. It works well and makes the guitar more playable.

5.0

Perfect for grooming ends

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Verified Buyer


Used this to smooth and round sharp fret ends. Made the work easy and didn’t mess up the fretboard or the binding. Did a nice job.

5.0

Awesome

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I've struggled polishing frets with the wrong tools. When I got this kit, everything was great.

5.0

Great for fixing my guitar frets!

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Verified Buyer


Handy little kit with just the right tools for taking care of the frets on my guitars!

5.0

Not scared of Frets anymore

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I’m new to fret work and have avoided it like the plague up until now. I used this set on a MIM Telecaster neck from a recent buy. The stock neck is getting replaced so I thought I’d play with the fret sprout issue it had. Using Stewmac YouTube videos and this set allowed me to do an outstanding job of cleaning up the fret sprout issue.
I got so cocky from the results I ordered a Stewmac fret file and leveled the fret too. The smooth and shine set came in handy cleaning up the frets after being leveled.

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