Polishing Frets

I just got a StewMac fret polishing kit. I am going to try to do my own setup stuff on my guitars since this town is a tech-less desert. The action on my Tele is about perfect, but I think the frets could do with a good buff.

Any of you have any tips on doing the job right? 

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  • Watch a lot of YouTube videos and go slow.
    I threw me guitar out. Why bother? Why bother? Use it as a coffee table. Because I can't play it like that. 
    -- David St. Hubbins.
  • LerxstFanLerxstFan Posts: 4,782
    Oh yeah, that's mandatory. I am going to start on my cheapo acoustic before I do the job on the Tele
  • dinomikesr1963dinomikesr1963 Posts: 531
    edited August 2020
    Just take your time and protect surrounding areas. 
    Post edited by dinomikesr1963 on
    "These riffs were built to last a lifetime." Keith Richards B)

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  • When you're a bendy player makes a world of difference.

    "These riffs were built to last a lifetime." Keith Richards B)

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  • LerxstFanLerxstFan Posts: 4,782
    Wow, nice. That's the goal

  • Dinosaur David BDinosaur David B Posts: 18,283
    edited August 2020
    When you're a bendy player makes a world of difference.
    I think that's more about the CROWING itself. Not necessarily the polish.  If you're a bendy player you don't want flat-crowned super jumbos. It feels like your grinding metal on metal with every bend.

    Is this thread about fret-filing/and re-crowning, or about polishing the frets after a fret filing?

    Post edited by Dinosaur David B on
    I threw me guitar out. Why bother? Why bother? Use it as a coffee table. Because I can't play it like that. 
    -- David St. Hubbins.
  • LerxstFanLerxstFan Posts: 4,782
    Yeah, I was just polishing the frets. Not crowning anything. 

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