Chrome-Frets Fret And String Polish
Look at those frets. Shiny or what? They’ve been treated to a good cleaning and polishing with Chrome-Frets.
Chrome-Frets uses a solution of liquid PTFE (or Teflon) with cleaners and a very gently wax to clean and, essentially, lubricate your fretboard and, should you wish, your strings. The lubricant has a dry feel and doesn’t feel sticky to play on – quite the opposite. You’re left with a clean and fast-playing neck.
The package comes with a bottle of the cleaning/lubricating solution, a leather cleaning pad, and a tough cloth. In addition, the bottle-top has a felt applicator built in for individual string cleaning and lubricating.
Application is pretty easy and the results seem impressive.
There is no silicon in the solution, which is a good thing – I don’t like it when silicon and guitar finishes mix as it can play havoc with any future finish repairs or touch-ups.
Chrome-Frets was developed by Richard Hinchcliff for his own use and interest in the product has led to his developing it commercially. Major kudos to Richard.
As a luthier, I polish frets pretty regularly. I do it the old-fashioned way. On the basis of what I’ve seen of Chrome-Frets I’ll be getting a couple of packs to test. I suspect it may well save me a lot of time and effort.