Advice/Suggestions For Cleaning Gretsch Peacock Flame Wrap

Johnny D

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Hey guys,

I'm looking for expert advice on the best and safest way to clean 1970s Gretsch Peacock Flame wrap. The kit is at my son's house and he wants to clean them, but I told him to "stand down" until I ask the experts!

Any info would be appreciated. Thanks in advance.

John


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Ray Dee Oh King

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Scrubbing bubbles w no bleach, and a toothbrush does wonders on satin flame finishes. After scrubbing take a nice damp cloth, and wipe off, then a dry cloth. The scrubbing bubbles gets inside the grooves for a nice clean look when finished.
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Those look very nice. I was going to suggest warm water on a lightly damp sponge and try to go with the grooves. I used to have a peacock satin flame 8x12 tom but sadly that finish is very prone to fading into an awful grey/brown color.
 


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