“ Brand: Peavey / Type: Guitar Polish / Cleaner „
Peavey guitar polish formula is simply a wood polish specifically designed to treat and nourish the wood of your cherished instrument. With regular use an acoustic guitar can become a bit grubby. The oils from your hands can build up on the shiny polished surface of the guitar. This can result in an unsightly black greasy buildup. We can clean and polish our wooden furniture at home and they don't get half the use a well played guitar gets.
The same grime that can be found on door frames and the head and arm rests of leather furniture can be found on all wooden instruments, such as cellos, violins and most of all guitars. That's where the Peavey Guitar Polish Formula comes in to play. It is a very simple to use spray, it comes out in a very light mist and covers a good surface in just one spray. The lightness of the mist is a good thing as a heavy wax takes far more time to rub in. I spray the body of my acoustic guitar front and back with this light mist, leave for a few seconds (longer if the grime build up is really bad) than using a dry, clean, lint free cloth I wipe off the residue and buff in as I go.
There is a polishing cloth available from the Peavey range for this particular use, although I don't own one so I can't recommend it. There is also a value pack that includes the polish and he cloths, so that may be worth looking out for if you are considering buying this product.
I however find any old, SOFT, clean piece of material does the job. To get an even richer, deeper shine I find it really useful to return back to the guitar after a few minutes and give it a good buff with a different, totally clean cloth. This results in a wonderfully shiny wood finish with absolutely no remaining residue. I feel more comfortable using a product that is designed for guitars and not just a standard all purpose wood polish. My professional musician friend however does not agree with me, and suggests that I use a good name wax based home polish and stop wasting my money on this product that has basically the same ingredients, after all it is wood. Maybe he's right.
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Many years ago I took up the hobby of learning to play the acoustic guitar again, which I used to play many years ago in my youth. Being a fairly expensive item, I always took pride in looking after it, keeping it stored in a special case when not is use, but also taking the time to clean and polish it to ensure that it remained in tip top condition. Now for years I was just using a standard yellow duster cloth from Tesco with a bit of Pledge spray polish to clean the guitar casing tec. But then my kids decided that I should have some special dedicated guitar cleaning items, and hence bought a Peavey Guitar Polishing Cloth and a bottle of this Peavey Guitar Polish. Both came from a local musical shop, where the polish itself cost £3.99.
The polish itself comes in a small plastic bottle, holding 118ml of the clear polish, where you have a simple spray applicator at the top under the removable cap. The idea is that you spray a light misting of the polish onto the surface of your guitar casing, and then use a cloth (in my case the recommended Peavey Guitar Polishing Cloth) to work the polish into and around your guitar casing to bring it up to a nice gleam. In my experience, I find that the level of that light misting is important. Spray too much on and you will need to rub longer and harder with the cloth to work the polish in and to get that streak free shine. Too little and you'll find it difficult to remove those grease markets that are often left on the casing from your hands after you've used your guitar.
Even though I keep my guitar in a case when not in use, when it does come out and gets handled, it seems to accumulate all sorts of grease etc from my hands and then various dirt spots where it has been put down on the ground. So very quickly it can start to look quite scruffy. Using this Peavey polish together with the Peavey cloth very quickly restores the original lustre of the guitar casing.
Of interest, I tended to change the method of application slightly for applying this polish. It sort of recommended to apply the polish directly to the guitar casing, and in the larger general areas on the guitar body and the back of the neck, that is exactly what I do. However, I found that spraying it onto the front of the neck where the frets are would often left residues of polish against the frets, which would then be difficult to remove with the cloth. The alternative method I use is to lightly mist the polish onto the cloth instead and then work the cloth between the strings and the neck in order to polish the front of the neck and between the frets. Simple enough process, and seems to work better for me, and I don't get any polish residues left over afterwards. So it may be useful for others as well.
Balancing everything up, is it any good? In my opinion, as a polish, yes it is. But is this Peavey Guitar Polish any better than any other spray polish that you could buy? Arguably, no. Most spray polishes you buy in the supermarket have various waxes etc in them which provide some protection to a wooden polished surface, such as a guitar casing, and in my opinion both seem to be equally good as each other in polishing my guitar up to a high gloss finish. And when you balance up cost versus quantity, with this Peavey product you get 118ml for £3.99, whereas you could get say 300ml of a branded household spray polish in a supermarket for around £1.30, meaning that with the Peavey product, you are getting only a third of the polish for over three times the price when compared to a branded household spray polish
In summary, whilst the Peavey polish is good, does it justify spending three times more for two thirds less? In my opinion, no, and it is not something that I would be buying again. However, if you do want to spend your money, then go ahead, because it is a 5* product that is just as good as any household spray polish. But for me, with that expensive issue for less, this only comes as a 3* recommendation.
As I have mentioned on here on several occasions I am a Guitar player, owning a range of electric and acoustic guitars which, having no kids or animals, are my babies! Over the years I have spent thousands getting all the gadgets, amps, effects pedals and upgrades possible but one area of my hobby which I take perhaps a too obsessive interest in is cleaning. My shelf of guitar cleaning products is bigger than the shelf I use for own cleaning products!
One of the items I started to use lately has been this Peavey Guitar Polish as displayed here. I have used a variety of different brands over the years but have to say, considering this was, at the £5 I paid, far cheaper than other brands....it has rose to the top of my list.
For your purchase you get 200ml of perhaps the finest, most durable and highest quality polish around for your guitar. Two squirts of this is equivalent to several dozen of other brands used. This is where the value comes in. Providing you use a good clean cloth two squirts of this will bring your guitar up brilliantly.
The liquid is clear and non greasy and does not smear, tarnish or burn the guitar. Of course you need to rub in it smoothly to avoid streaks but that will happen with every single brand you buy. As I said a little goes a long way here and with the minimal amount used you will see an immediate difference. The guitar will be clean and shiny, as good as new in fact.
And the best thing about this, and certainly the advantage I would give it above other brands is the way in which it lasts. Most guitar polishes fade straight away but this maintains a gleam for days on end. It also protects your guitar against dust!
All in all this is the best, most effective and most durable of the vast number of guitar polishes I have used over the years and no matter how much you love your axe, this value for money gem is the best way to polish it!
~Is this the Mr Sheen of the guitar polishing world?~
I feel that the use of a product such as thePeavey Guitar Polish Formula works well when used to help combat the build up of grime from every day handling and in the same way that you would wax your car, polish the furniture and clean your computer keyboard to keep them all mark and smudge free, incorporating a regular regime that involves a little TLC for your guitar will make for a longer lasting finish and a smart looking instrument that makes you want to pick it up and play it. When wanting to review the Peavey Guitar Polish Formula here on Dooyoo it wasn't listed so a product suggestion was made in order to allow me to share my thoughts about this easy to use and reasonably priced guitar care product.
~Easy peasy polishing with Peavey~
When using the Peavey Guitar Polish Formula you can if wanted use it with the Peavey Guitar Polishing Cloth from the same range which makes a nice soft polishing cloth that leaves no marks or smears behind when used correctly. I had the Peavey Guitar Polish Formula and the Peavey Polishing Cloth as part of a guitar care mini kit some time ago and found that the items within the kit worked well together and also worked out less expensive to buy together than when on their own. The Peavey Guitar Polish Formula can be bought as a stand alone item if wanted, or as part of the cleaning set mentioned and is available both from online stores and in high street guitar stores and music shops.
The Peavey Guitar Polish Formula is an easy to use product which comes in a slim and compact plastic bottle with its own simple to use spray applicator. The Peavey Guitar Polish Formula is quick and easy to use and all that is needed is a light misting with the Peavey Guitar Polish Formula on to the main body of your guitar which will allow you to remove light marks including finger prints, grease spots, dust etc that have been left on the body of the guitar. The best way to ensure a good result when using the Peavey Guitar Polish Formula is to make sure you mist the spray lightly yet evenly onto the areas that need attention. Once that Peavey Guitar Polish Formula has been applied all you need to do is use a soft cloth such as the Peavey Cloth mentioned to polish off the residue until the surface of the guitar is left dry and grime free.
To maximize the polished effect that can be achieved with the Peavey Guitar Polish Formula you can follow up with a light buffing afterwards with a fluffy and soft micro fibre cloth such as the Peavey Guitar Micro Fibre Cloth. I find that using this combination can leave your guitar looking glossy and well looked after with very little effort and it means that keeping your guitar dust and smear free takes next to no time if done on a regular basis. Although I do did find when I used this the over all effect was good and making the product worth using, I do slightly prefer the Meguiars guitar care products just a little more as I find they work a little harder with slightly less effort to get a good all round smear free shine.
~Why should I bother with this?~
As your hands will come into contact with your guitar when using it the combination of oils on your skin and general dirt and grime can have an impact on the look and finish of your guitar. This may ultimately result in a loss of the fresh and new shiny lustre that new guitars have when their lacquer is fresh and untouched so my feeling is that to minimize the effects of this I like to keep my instruments grime free by giving them a quick clean very now and then. As any contact you have with your instrument does leave a few finger prints and marks, products such as the Peavey Guitar Polish Formula can help to sort them out in a quick pain free way.
One thing that is worth mentioning is that even though the Peavey Guitar Polish Formula is a good product it should only be used with a nice soft polishing cloth used only for your guitar and the polish. I feel that using a cheaper more abrasive cloth may lead to swirl marks and scratches so I tend to only use specialist cloths as as I know I am able to use them with no fear of such problems arising. Unsightly swirl marks are more of a problem on darker lacquered finishes as they can be seen more easily on these darker colours in bright light conditions. By using the Peavey Guitar Polish Formula along with a soft clean cloth you should find that swirls and scratches don't appear at all.
~Price and rating~
In use the Peavey Guitar Polish Formula has been an easy to apply and buff off product that works well to give a freshly shined and polished look that takes care of grime and grease with in a short time frame. I do slightly favour the Meguiars guitar care products that come under the Fender guitar care banner, as I feel they do have a slight edge over this range although they are more expensive to buy and so are a slightly bigger investment. As a basic cleaning and polishing formula the Peavey Guitar Polish Formula works as well as any other similar product except the Meguiars range mentioned here, although with the cost of the Peavey Guitar Polishing Formula being cheaper at around £6 per bottle it may suit some situations more than others. Best value is with the Peavey guitar care kits which have all you need including the cloth, polish and string cleaner in them and these sell for close to £7.99 per set making them a good buy. Over all I feel that the results possible with the product are good so I want to give the product a 4 star rating.