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Nov 12, 2019 - 3:39:31 PM

LukeF

USA

25 posts since 9/28/2019

Hi All:

I have a resonator guitar with a spider cone and bridge. When playing I rest my right hand on the bridge. After playing, my hand prints are all over the surface of the cone and bridge. What's the best way to clean it and keep it looking polished?

Thanks in advance for your replies.

Nov 12, 2019 - 4:05:57 PM

docslyd

USA

174 posts since 11/27/2014

I don't think you could get handprints on the cone. But, as far at the bridge or any chrome parts, I always resort to car care products. Mother's chrome polish, any paste wax, spray detailer or spray wax should protect the metal and make it easier to clean up between stints. You don't need to use the product every time, just occasionally to protect the chrome and wipe with a microfiber towel in between and after playing.

Nov 12, 2019 - 6:53:08 PM

464 posts since 8/29/2013

Yeah...you must be referring to the coverplate instead of the cone.

Wring out a terry wash cloth in hot water and wipe, let dry. Works every time for me. Even works on the wood body too!

Nov 12, 2019 - 10:23:13 PM

LukeF

USA

25 posts since 9/28/2019

Thanks guys. Yes, I meant the cover plate. Please excuse my ignorance.

Nov 13, 2019 - 1:06:30 PM
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464 posts since 8/29/2013

You're excused...we've all been there at one time.

Nov 14, 2019 - 7:15:46 AM

259 posts since 8/24/2013

Mothers might be your best bet. On some covers with age they just get dull and that’s that.?????????

Nov 14, 2019 - 7:53 AM

24 posts since 1/7/2019

A friend gave me a bottle of Beard's Resolution. It cleans the whole instrument very well. Easy to use.

Nov 14, 2019 - 4:57:58 PM

LukeF

USA

25 posts since 9/28/2019

Thanks guys. I think I'll get the Mothers polish.

Nov 21, 2019 - 9:44:49 AM

266 posts since 9/9/2016

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