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PostPosted: Tue Sep 13, 2016 3:18 pm 
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White mineral streaks can be handled in a couple of simple ways. Wiping the surface with acetone creates a stain which hides the streaks perfectly. Second method -- and this is really the "bees knees" lemon juice will actually pull out the streaks -- gone! Factories use CLR type cleaner. I would suppose that lemon juice and/or CLR would work on other species as well. And there you have the magic trick of the day.

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I've used the acetone on both EIR and on the Santos Mahogany that I have that had mineral streaks. Took care of the issue on both.


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Just a warning about using solvents on a completed guitar -- the solvent mixed with the wood oils and resin make a great deep penetrating stain and if care is not taken that can make a real mess on light color bindings.

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