1 x 4oz (113ml) Bottle of Virtuoso Polish
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Virtuoso Premium Polish and Virtuoso Premium Cleaner are two superior musical instrument care products that were especially developed for vintage guitars and other musical instruments. Vintage instruments with nitrocellulose lacquer finishes require more care and attention than modern polyurethane finishes that are being produced today. The polish and cleaner are different than any other polish or cleaner that you may have used with your musical instruments in the past.
Virtuoso Premium Cleaner was created to cut through years of build up whether it is wax, sweat, spilled beverages or cigarette smoke.
If your musical instrument is already clean, we suggest you use Virtuoso Premium Polish. In addition to offering your instrument a high luster, fingerprint resistant finish, the Virtuoso Premium Polish also provides a very high degree of UV protection.
Both the Virtuoso Premium Polish and Virtuoso Premium Cleaner use a chemical reaction to break down residues. We do not use abrasives, which can harm the original finish of your instruments. Please check out our Directions For Use at the bottom of this page, which will give you detailed instructions for use.
Virtuoso products cost more than other polishes, why?
First of all, the ingredients are unlike the ingredients used in other musical instrument care products on the market today. Most musical instrument polishes you buy are using carnuba wax to achieve the shine on your instrument.
Carnuba wax has no inherent cleaning capabilities. You are removing fingerprints and dust more from the friction of rubbing the polish in than any cleaning function of the product. Another downside of carnuba wax is that it builds up on your finish.
As the years go by, the chemicals in your sweat react with them and you wind up with a hazy finish in the area where your skin comes into contact with your musical instrument. This is readily apparent in the lower bass bout of most vintage instruments, especially in ones with dark finishes.
How many black Les Pauls and sunburst acoustics have you seen with a hazy half moon where your arm rests? Virtuoso Premium Polish and Virtuoso Premium Cleaner are different. Virtuoso Premium Cleaner is designed to attack any organic based substance found on your finish and remove it. Virtuoso Premium Polish does the same thing, although it’s cleaning properties are not as strong as Virtuoso Premium Cleaner.
Virtuoso Premium Polish is more of a protection product. During an application the polish seals your finish with a strong glaze that helps slow down the oxidation of your finish and protect the color of the wood or the pigment in the painted or stained finish with an inherent UV filter. This will help your musical instrument look new longer or help keep your vintage musical instrument from fading. This glaze is also fingerprint resistant, allowing you to go weeks or months without another application. Simply get a clean cloth and wipe your instrument to restore the brilliant luster. Prior to bottling our polish, our bottles are fluorinated. The process of fluorinating creates an invisible barrier between the PVC bottle interior wall and the chemicals in bottle. The PVC plastic that 99% of plastic bottles are made from tends to react with the chemical used to suspend the actual particles in the polish. This is known as “leeching”. The visible result of leeching is the sides of the bottle begin to collapse inward, giving the bottle an hourglass appearance. While a narrow waist may be good on a human body, it is not a good thing for a bottle of polish.
The invisible result is the change in the chemical composition of the polish itself. As the leeching occurs, the PVC releases chemicals of it’s own into the polish, which changes the chemical formulation of a polish. Such a reaction can have adverse affect on your finish if an altered polish is used. It is an additional step we choose to take to improve performance of our products.
1. Shake bottle well
2. Apply a dime size (UK: 5p) amount of polish or cleaner for each 6″X6″ area to be cleaned
3. Rub firmly in a circular motion moving out from the center and then back towards the middle of area. Do not worry about pressure. Since there are no abrasives in Virtuoso Premium Polish and Cleaner, and it is chemically programmed not to reach with any type of varnish, shellac or lacquer, your finish will be safe.
4. Wipe excess polish and cleaner off and buff to a shine. Make sure you are using a clean cloth since Virtuoso Premium Cleaner is designed to attack waxes and other build ups. You may wind up with a slight haze if there is any other polish or cleaner residues on the cloth.
IMPORTANT: Use a clean cloth for each application.
A Word of Caution:
Virtuoso Premium Polish and Cleaner are very effective. Your instrument will have a very high gloss shine which is desirable to most collectors, but we have had a few people say that the Virtuoso Premium Polish was to shiny for their personal taste. If you have any concerns about your instrument’s finish being too shiny, please test a small inconspicuous area first to see how you like the results. Virtuoso Premium Cleaner will clean your instrument without enhancing the finish’s natural luster if you prefer a low gloss appearance. If you have any questions, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 818-992-4733.
Virtuoso Premium Polish and Cleaner are different than any polish or cleaners you may have used before. They are designed specifically for vintage guitar finishes because they require more care and attention than modern polyurethane finishes.
We do not recommend using our products on finishes that are checked as the products can seep into the cracks and near impossible to remove.
Virtuoso Premium Polish and Cleaner ARE NOT RECOMMENDED SATIN OR MATTE FINISHES
Most manufacturers recommend using just a damp cloth to clean a satin or matte finish. Using Virtuoso Premium Polish and Cleaner on a satin or matte finish are safe, however, the finish will become glossy which most people do not want. Once you use Virtuoso Premium Polish and Cleaner on a satin or matte finish, you will not be able to reverse the glossy shine back to satin or matte finish.
We created a cleaner that will cut through years of build up… whether it is wax, sweat, spilled beer, etc… all without lifting or damaging the finish.
If your guitar is already clean, apply some Virtuoso Premium Polish to a small area and then hold up your guitar to the light to see how much deeper the luster is in the area that was treated. Virtuoso Premium Polish also provides a very high level of UV protection. This will keep your finish from fading any further than it already has. If you own a newer guitar, it will keep it from fading at all.
We recommend re-application once a month if your guitar is on a display under fluorescent lights or exposed to direct sunlight.
NOT RECOMMENDED for Fretboards or any part of the instrument that has an unfinished finish!
We hope you enjoy using Virtuoso Premium Polish and Cleaner for your special musical instruments.
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P&P is £3.50 for 1 bottle, £4 for 2