Topic: Polished frets?
I have an Epiphone Dot, which I love, but the frets feel rough. Not like they stick over the edge of the fretboard. Its when you bend a note. It feels as if someone has taken rough sand paper and sanded the frets in the direction of the bridge to nut. I've heard of people polishing the frets before. I'm a toolmaker and polishing to me may mean something different than polishing means to you. When people say they "polish the frets" does that mean they took a rag and rubbed on the frets or does it mean what polishing means to a toolmaker. Start with a coarse grit sandpaper and then a little finer and then a little finer and then use a felt bob in a rotary tool like a dremel with some polishing compound or diamond compound and polish to a mirror finish? If that is what needs to be done, what precautions do I need to take not to damage the wood on the fretboard? Should I mask off the wood with some masking tape? What should I use to remove the goo that the tape would leave behind? Do you use sandpaper, a stone or steel wool? What grit or grades?