wear on satin neck finish

Patrick from Davis

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Jack does manage an economy of words in his answers.  But back to the other topic, you hand is basically a very soft polishing pad to the satin finish.  It just takes a while longer than using a polishing cloth and compound.
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jackthehack

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I think some people operate under the misconception that "satin" = "matte"; using products like Deft satin lacquer, while they don't make a finish that is mirror-like glossy, if you rub it out/polish it it will look fairly shiny. The "satin" refers more to the FEEL of the finish.
 

Patrick from Davis

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That is true Jack, but the Marketing guys also seem rather liberal with the term.  I have had finishes that were like the Deft products in the way that the surface reflects light and I have had necks that appeared to have been rubbed down with a bit of steel wool to get the matte finish.  Either will rub out in my experience.
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DangerousR6

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The edges of my VW body are starting to shine up after all these years of playing. Mostly on the forearm area.....Might just go ahead and polish it out...
 
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Well, my hands are pretty rough to begin with, so the exfoliation had a little acceleration.  I'm used to glossy finishes loosing their shine and turning matte, but satin to glossy blows my mind.
 

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Super Turbo Deluxe Custom said:
Well, my hands are pretty rough to begin with, so the exfoliation had a little acceleration.  I'm used to glossy finishes loosing their shine and turning matte, but satin to glossy blows my mind.
I think the "satin" is more like jack said. It's more of an unpolished semi-gloss...Than really a true "satin"....
 
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