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Yea I sanded all the way to 2500 grit but now I need to buff out the rest to get it to be seemless. Any recommendations on buffing compound? I was checking this out Player's Kit Guitar Polish and Scratch Remover by Eternashine, with Cloth https://www.amazon.com/dp/B008NRF8R2/ref=cm_sw_r_apan_glt_fabc_FT9YBEGCBJ5CZAMJTHV8
This stuff worked a miracle on my nitro finished Eastman T486, with scratches that were probably way deeper than yours.
I can still see the scratches if I really look for them with the right lighting and angle, but from more than 1 foot away I can't see them.
I think knocking off the edges on those scratches with a polishing compound will go a long way.
This looks like the working link.
I have this stuff, works pretty well!
I've used this to remove micro scratches on my guitar and does a pretty good job, but the finish was polyurethane. Not sure if it would work on Lacquer.
Ok here's where I am now. I filled all the little dents and holes with colored pencil, as well as wood filler crayons trying to match the color as close as possible. Then I filled with gorilla glue, scraped it back with a razor blade, sanded dry first and then wet up to 2500 grit. Looks pretty great for my first time I think! I just need to buff it out I think with some compound to really finish it but I'm not sure what kind I should get. Would something like this work? Player's Kit Guitar Polish and Scratch Remover by Eternashine, with Cloth https://www.amazon.com/dp/B008NRF8R2/ref=cm_sw_r_apan_glt_fabc_FT9YBEGCBJ5CZAMJTHV8
This works pretty well for a hand-buff product: https://www.amazon.com/Players-Guitar-Scratch-Remover-Eternashine/dp/B008NRF8R2/ref=mp_s_a_1_3?dchild=1&keywords=guitar+scratch+remover&qid=1609479746&sprefix=guitar+scratc&sr=8-3
I hand finished with this stuff and it came out pretty great: https://www.amazon.com/Players-Guitar-Scratch-Remover-Eternashine/dp/B008NRF8R2/ref=mp_s_a_1_15?dchild=1&keywords=guitar+polish&qid=1607791018&sr=8-15
This stuff worked for me on light scratches. They completely disappeared.
I used this stuff to get some scratches out of a guitar that was accidentally sanded.
Works great for light scratches and swirls.
It will make the guitar look brand new again. Really deep scratches are a different story though.
I posted before and after pics of my strat to get an idea, Review By Sean on May 9, 2016