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Petros Professional Instrument Care Products
In more than twenty-five years as a guitar maker and repairman, I have sought out quality products that pertain to guitar building, maintenance and restoration. Like most good luthiers, I'm a perfectionist and a stickler for efficiency and quality in my tools and products. To use inferior products is to waste time and money. Until now, the best products I have found were only available in industrial quantities. After receiving numerous requests from customers, I've decided to offer them to musicians in convenient and economical sizes. These are the same full strength, concentrated, industrial products I've been using on my guitars for years. These are the best products available to care for your guitar. Treat your guitar nicely and it will serve you well.
Professional Finish Restorer: This stuff works like magic! You won't believe it's the same old instrument that moments ago was dull, hazy and scratched. You'll need to provide some elbow grease, but the effort is really worth it. This is the stuff I use for the final rub out on my hand made instruments. It will also restore that scuffed up pick guard and make it look like new. It contains absolutely no harmful silicone. This product will not fill dents nor will it grow missing wood or finish. Excessive use will remove the finish down to the raw wood so care should be taken. If you are uncomfortable with the process, seek professional help. This procuct is for FINE scratches only.
Professional Instrument Polish: When you simply wipe the dust off your guitar, you might as well be using a piece of sandpaper, because dust is usually abrasive. Petros Professional Instrument Polish is a special blend of carnauba wax in an oil carrier designed to create an acoustically transparent, durable, high gloss coat. Small amounts of this highly concentrated product will protect your instrument's finish from moisture, salt (sweat) and scratching caused by everyday environmental dust. After you've restored your instruments finish with the Miracle Finish Restorer, protect it with the Instrument Polish. It contains absolutely no harmful silicone, which will actually soften your instruments finish.
Fingerboard Oil: Fingerboards are not finished with surface coatings for reasons of feel, playability and wear. They are made of rosewood or ebony because these woods possess the desirable qualities of oiliness and wear resistance. However, because they are raw and exposed, their natural oils dry out and do not effectively resist the onslaught of moisture, salt and drying. This causes swelling, shrinking and cracking. Most wood preservatives are not effective on oily woods. Special oils are needed to penetrate these woods, combining with their natural oils to harden within the wood, not on the surface. Many finger board oils are just mineral oil which never dries, but leaves an oily mess that attracts dirt and grime. This is the only oil available that was specifically formulated for rosewood and ebony. Apply it 3 or 4 times per year for maximum protection.
Directions for use: Our Finish Restorer is a very fine rubbing compound. It is used to buff out fine scratches such as occur from everyday wear or from a pick. These fine scratches appear as a hazy finish. We use it to put the final sheen on our guitars after the buffing wheel. It contains no silicone. Use about a nickel size worth and either put it on the guitar or on the rag. Use more if necessary. We use 100% cotton from old t-shirts for polishing cloths. We wash them first and then cut them into small squares and put them in a zip lock bag to prevent contamination. Don't reuse the polishing cloths. Use these for the Finish Restorer or the Polish. Don't get the Finish Restorer on raw wood such as your Fingerboard or bridge as it will leave a white residue in the pores. It is safe for all intact finsihes. Not for use on cracked finishes as it will leave a white residue in the cracks. Seek professional help for deep scratches, nicks, dents or chips which would need to be filled first, then sanded and then buffed. Semi-deep scratches would need to be sanded with 1200 grit sandpaper then buffed with our Finish Restorer. Don't forget the elbow grease! For the Instrument Polish, use just about a nickle size worth for the whole guitar's finish, then buff with a clean rag. Apply the Fingerboard Oil with a small piece of paper towel. Use enough oil to cover the board so it remains "wet" for a short time. Very old and dry boards will take more oil. Let it soak into the board for a few minutes then wipe the excess with a dry paper towel. Discard oily towels/rags appropriately and keep all products out of the reach of children.
Petros Miracle Finish Restorer
(2.25 oz) - $12.00
Petros Professional Instrument Polish
(2.25 oz) - $12.00
Petros Fingerboard Oil
(2.25oz) - $12.00
Shipping & Handling
for 1 to 6 bottles - $8
To purchase go to
The Petros Guitar Shop
I cannot ship the Fingerboard Oil out of the USA.
I have been playing guitar for over 40 years, and in that time I have used a myriad of waxes, polishes and snake-oils to care for my guitars. I have never found anything like your line of polishes. The fingerboard oil really does seem to penetrate and bind to the wood. Most "lemon oil" products and the like clean a little, but are soon gone. My last application of your fingerboard oil still held sway on the board after four months of dry winter-month playing.
The finish polish was a little scary at first: it went on with an oily feel, and all I could think was that it would be a magnet for fingerprints and dust, but after it dried and was buffed up with a cloth, it left a hard finish that defies fingerprints and oil smudges. One application has lasted for three months, and the deep, fall-into-it shine returned each day with a quick buff.
I'm not exaggerating here. I have heard of the wonderful guitars you build, but if you produced nothing else in your life but these finish products, your reputation would be made.
A satisfied customer!
Dear Mr. Petros,
I just wanted to take a few moments to express my appreciation for your fine guitar care products and to thank you for saving the finish on one of my favorite acoustic guitars. I was recently playing outside one evening in Florida and made the mistake of getting insect repellant on the back of my forearm. When I realized this it was already too late and the finish on the top of my guitar was already sticky, dull and deteriorating. I could even see the impression of my skin in the finish and it really made me sick thinking about how I had ruined an otherwise top condition 27 year old rosewood dreadnought.
I had recently purchased your guitar care kit from the First Quality Musical Instruments catalog and had used it on my guitar already, but never expected to see results with this kind of damage. I got home and went to work. When I had finished with a couple of applications of your finish restorer, I was astounded at the results. The finish came back to its original luster and when I followed with several applications of your polish, I could barely see what I thought was going to be a nasty scar that I would just have to live with.
Thank You So Much for your dedication to your craft and picking me up from an otherwise depressing situation. I took my guitar out of my case this morning and enjoyed polishing it one more time.
(Still bug-free in Florida)