restoring T-40/T-60

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patriotpv
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restoring T-40/T-60

Post by patriotpv » Mon Jul 03, 2017 6:58 am

I have been the happy owner of a T-40 for some time---- and today a T-60 will enter the stable.

Can anyone suggest a good polish/cleaner that can get the years of grime and such off while adding oils or preservatives to condition the wood?

These things are in great shape overall --- but seem like they could use a little face lift.....I am not certain I want to go the strip everything off sand and totally refinish route ----I might--- but I would prefer to find a way to clean and condition without having to dismantle something that has held together for almost 40 years.

Thank you for any assistance.

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Re: restoring T-40/T-60

Post by kodiakblair » Mon Jul 03, 2017 6:38 pm

Maple is an almost non-porous wood so any oil you use will just lie on the surface. They lacquer maple just to keep dirt off.
Lemon oil will clean it up. If your T-60 had the rosewood board upgrade option you're good with the lemon oil.

Frets are easy to polish up using green Scotch Brite,just put tape either side of the frets.

For the body again the lemon oil will do,the lemon part is really just a scent they add but it's mildly acidic so lifts grime.
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Re: restoring T-40/T-60

Post by Lacking Talent » Tue Jul 04, 2017 12:56 am

Chip Todd, who designed the T-60, recommends good old-fashioned Johnson Paste Wax (yes, the kind of wax used on wood flooring) to polish Natural Finish T-60 bodies.

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Re: restoring T-40/T-60

Post by patriotpv » Tue Jul 04, 2017 7:29 pm

Thanks yes both mine are the Naturals. -- maple necks. ---

Paste wax?? WOW--- wouldnt have guessed that ---but Hey MR. "T" would KNOW for sure--- thanks !!!!!

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Re: restoring T-40/T-60

Post by kodiakblair » Wed Jul 05, 2017 1:16 pm

Paste Wax !!
The T-series came out in the 70's. Back then not even salesmen dreamed there'd be a market for pixie dust products like today.
It was a time for common sense solutions. Man I miss those days :D
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Re: restoring T-40/T-60

Post by patriotpv » Mon Jul 10, 2017 7:56 pm

Agreed!--- or is it ...AH, greed?

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