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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

Fret work tools

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Verified Buyer


The file and pads all made quick work for smoothing some fret sprouts. Thanks Stew Mac.

5.0

Great purchase for living in dry Colorado

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Verified Buyer


Living in a dry climate over time can shrink the fretboard causing the fret wires to stick out. I have a couple of guitars where this has happened. After watching the video and purchasing this set I discovered it was pretty easy. I am glad I bought this.

5.0

Incredibly useful and high-quality!

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Verified Buyer


This tool is very well made and gave me the results I was hoping for!

5.0

All that’s needed for fret end-finishing and polishing

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Verified Buyer


Great kit with everything that’s needed to finish new or rough fret ends, and to polish to perfection. The file is worth the price of admission alone.

Note you’ll probably need extra elastic bands on hand, as they tend to get a bit sliced-up over the course of a polishing job.

5.0

Rough Fret Smooth + Shine Set

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Verified Buyer


I got this set to tame the rough fret ends on my old LP. It does everything it say it does. The only problem I had, was that the fret end dressing file is much smaller than it appears in the picture.
So for me there was a slight learning curve. But once that was over everything turned out great.
Another great purchase from Stew Mac!

5.0

A must have!

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Verified Buyer


Don't be afraid to do fret maintenance. Be careful, take your time and you'll get great results. The fret file works great, just be careful. My flat smooth side had two raised edges (at the file sides) that initially put two lines on my fret board on the first try. I used a sharpening stone to knock-off the edges and really smooth the flat side. Worked great after that. I had to take down fret "sprout". The pads polish like amazing! The guards are okay, easier to work than taping off each fret. If you have to crown, I would probably get the concave files.

5.0

A worthwhile addition to my guitar maintenance kit.

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Verified Buyer


Watched the video, followed the instructions, and worked carefully. It didn't take too long to smooth the sharp edges and polish the surface of the frets. Did not mar the finish at all.

5.0

Great for breathing new life into your frets!

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Verified Buyer


I found the files and the sand paper(sponges) perfect for breathing new life into old (lightly used) frets. My only complaint is with the fret board guards. They are notched for the rubber band on only one side so the band can come off accidentally when you're polishing the fret. Other than that its a great kit for a reasonable price.

5.0

Excellent package!

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Verified Buyer


I had filed my tall frets down on my LP so they needed polishing. This kits works really well and is easy to use. Just add some elbow grease and a little patience. I will buy again when need to replace pads.

5.0

Great set

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Verified Buyer


I was going to buy the file and some sand paper the I saw this set and it had everything I needed and more. So buying this was a no brainer. I don't think I need to say anything about the quality, It's StewMac. Enough said.

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