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    Best Solvent for Cleaning the Matte Majesty Finish

    What's up everyone?

    I'm having a problem with the finish on the neck of my Majesty in regards to how much I sweat. It must be a personal problem, but the sweat from my hands renders the neck extremely sticky in just a short time. I contacted Ernie Ball about this but they didn't have any specific recommendations on what solvent to use to clean the Matte material. At the rate it's going, if I don't find something that i can use pretty frequently, I may have to sell my Majesty off

    Thanks!

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    Just wipe it down with a polish cloth every time you finish playing.

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    The Music Man cleaning wipes should work great. Or give it a wipe down with a damp cloth and a follow up with a microfiber cloth.

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    The damp cloth thing doesn't work for me--I think I have problems lol. I'll check out those wipes for sure! Thanks!

    Edit: Are we sure these wipes work on matte?
    Last edited by TheaterOfTheme; 09-15-2019 at 07:24 PM.

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    I would definitely recommend washing your hands before playing, every time. Windex on a microfiber towel should work. The polymerized finishes are pretty much impervious to most solvents and chemicals.

    Another thing you could try is "Preservation polish" from Stewart Macdonald. It gets through just about everything.
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    Rather than solvents I would recommend a little bit of dishwashing soap on a soft damp cloth to remove any oils from your hands. Follow-up with a clean dry cloth.
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    MM factory uses (or did use) Custom Shop Flatz Matte Finish Protector I believe. Its close to impossible to find, so you might check with customer service for recommendations.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mikeller View Post
    MM factory uses (or did use) Custom Shop Flatz Matte Finish Protector I believe. Its close to impossible to find, so you might check with customer service for recommendations.
    Flatz or Flitz?

    https://www.amazon.com/Flitz-FM-1150.../dp/B00AUIJG0W

    How would simple naptha do? A fabulous degreaser and never harmed the gloss finishes. I used to use it on everything and still do on the real grimy stuff.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nervous View Post
    Flatz or Flitz?

    https://www.amazon.com/Flitz-FM-1150.../dp/B00AUIJG0W

    How would simple naptha do? A fabulous degreaser and never harmed the gloss finishes. I used to use it on everything and still do on the real grimy stuff.
    I would think it's definitely Flitz. Never heard of Flatz.

    Naptha would work, but the fumes and fire hazard make it a bit less than ideal.
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    I am home now so I can look at my bottle - what the factory used in 2015 when I bought mine was Custom Shop FLATZ Matte Protectant. I bought a 16oz bottle at that time and it will probably outlast me. I think customer support said any automotive matte finish protector will work (like Flitz) but I would highly recommend checking with the support department at Music Man.

    This is the product - but the site constantly says out of stock so perhaps they have quit making it??

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    Thanks for all the tips y'all. Im trying out the music Nomad matte/satin cleaner. The soap thing didn't work for me either. I am a difficult case of perspiration here. (i always wash hands before)

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    I recommend trying this product from Custom Shop. Showroom Shine 32 Oz Auto Detail Spray — TCP Global
    It says gloss and shine, but the manufacturer tell us that it will work on matte finishes.

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    ^ That right there is customer service. People ask this about matte finishes often so it's nice to have an answer.

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