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Scratch Pad Velvet Guitar Finish Protector  

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        Scratch Pad

        Attractive, easy-to-use, non-adhesive finish protector!

        The Scratch Pad Velvet Guitar Finish Protector is easy to apply to your guitar and, since it's non-adhesive, it can be removed and reapplied to another instrument in seconds. You'll never have to worry about scratches, dings, and divots from your belt buckles, buttons, zippers, snaps, and abrasive denim again. The Velvet Guitar Finish Protector clings gently to your instrument without any adhesives, elastic bands, vinyl films, snaps, or attachments of any kind with Scratch Pad's patented Micro-Pore Copolymer material. The size and shape of the Scratch Pad protects the most vulnerable wear areas of all electric and acoustic guitars, even the distinctive shape of the Flying V as well as Pauls, Strats, etc. The Scratch Pad looks great on your guitar and it's made of colorfast materials, so it'll never run or fade. Assembled in the USA from American-made materials for the highest-possible quality.

        Features
        • Non-adhesive, residue-free patented Micro-Pore Copolymer material
        • Protects vulnerable wear areas of all electric and acoustic guitars
        • Colorfast material

        Protect your guitar's flawless finish with the residue-free Scratch Pad!

         
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        Scratch PadVelvet Guitar Finish Protector
         
        4.3

        (based on 23 reviews)

        Ratings Distribution

        • 5 Stars

           

          (17)

        • 4 Stars

           

          (2)

        • 3 Stars

           

          (1)

        • 2 Stars

           

          (0)

        • 1 Stars

           

          (3)

        100%

        of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

        Pros

        • Easy to use (4)
        • Functional (4)
        • Good quality (4)

        Cons

          Best Uses

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            Most Liked Positive Review

             

            excellent product

            I have purchased several of these pads, for myself and as gifts. They are and do what they claim.
            DO NOT leave them on guitars with Nitro finishes any longer then you...Read complete review

            I have purchased several of these pads, for myself and as gifts. They are and do what they claim.
            DO NOT leave them on guitars with Nitro finishes any longer then you need to, they will create a blemish after time. Keep the plastic backer it's shipped with for storage when it's not on the guitar.
            The Scratch Pad finish protector is easy to use and re-use. Does not damage or leave residue on the back of your axe.
            If it's kept clean, the static surface sticks again and again.... Easy to clean with soap and water, air dry, and it's ready to go again.
            Despite being fairly thin, it prevents the cold sweats brought on by that big buckled buddy grabbing your guitar before you realize it.

            VS

            Most Liked Negative Review

             

            Do NOT use on Nitro finish

            See above.
            The warnings for this protector caution against putting anything on the guitar that prevents a new (1 year or less) nitro finish from "breathing" and leaving it there...Read complete review

            See above.
            The warnings for this protector caution against putting anything on the guitar that prevents a new (1 year or less) nitro finish from "breathing" and leaving it there during storage. They really should overemphasize the first part of that warning. They should have written: do not ever put anything on a new nitro finish under any circumstances and if you have a new nitro finish put this product down and walk away. Erroneously, I thought placing it on the guitar for a short span would be OK so long as I don't store it with the protector. I was disappointed (actually, more like enraged) when, after 15 minutes, I removed the protector from my 2012 Gibson Les Paul and could still see lines where the protector's edge was as well as outlines of all the bubbles.

            I used polishes and cleaners, and even Meguiar's Scratch X, but nothing would remove it. The lines and bubble outlines were somewhat difficult to see, and showed up best in sunlight, but they were definitely there. Fortunately, after about 4 or 5 days the lines and bubble outlines faded away. I think they're gone, hopefully for good. Nevertheless, I will not use this product on the guitar again, no matter how long the finish has been allowed to cure.
            The quality seems quite good, and it's a great idea. I'm guessing if you have a poly finish, this would be a fine item to use. I wish I felt safe using it on my Les Paul, but, as stated above, I won't make that mistake again.
            For me, for the intended purpose of using this to protect my new Les Paul, this product was a huge fail.

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            5.0

            I Never play without one

            By Rick

            from Goldsboro, NC

            About Me Experienced

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Functional
            • Good Quality

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Scratch Pad Velvet Guitar Finish Protector:

                No more scratches. Stays put and keeps the guitar from sliding around.

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                5.0

                Just what I needed!

                By Stevie Norman

                from Austin, Texas

                About Me Professional Musician

                Ask me a question

                Pros

                • Easy To Maintain
                • Easy To Use
                • Functional
                • Good Quality

                Cons

                • A Jumbo Size Needed
                • One Shape Available

                Best Uses

                • Saving Guitar Finish

                Comments about Scratch Pad Velvet Guitar Finish Protector:

                Great invention! I have only one right now, that I've owned for years! Works great! I'll be buying another one in the future!
                The gel will get dirty sometimes,and not stick very well, but it's a quick fix! Use isopropyl alcohol and a soft paper towel! Lay on a flat surface, gel side up, pour on a little alcohol and wipe clean with the towel. You can see the dirt on the towel! It is now good as new!
                The quickest way to store it is to lay the pad down, gel up on a flat surface and then apply the backing! Very fast!
                The one size offered works well on solid body guitars, but I think a "jumbo" size would be nice to have for an acoustic guitar! In spite of that drawback however, my 7 year old Gibson Songwriter Deluxe still looks new on the back! And she's played tons of gigs!
                Buy one if you care about your guitar's appearance and resale value!

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                5.0

                VERY HAPPY

                By H

                from SAN ANTONIO

                About Me Novice

                Ask me a question

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Functional
                • Good Quality
                • Very Happy With Item

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Scratch Pad Velvet Guitar Finish Protector:

                    VERY HAPPY WITH ITEM, WORKS GREAT

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                    5.0

                    Perfect Product

                    By sjblair4

                    from San Bernardino, CA

                    About Me Experienced

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Functional
                    • Good Quality
                    • Prevents buckle rash
                    • Protects finish

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Best used all the time

                      Comments about Scratch Pad Velvet Guitar Finish Protector:

                      I already had four of these and they provide excellent protection from belt buckle rash on the back surface of the guitar, so I bought three more for the new guitars I've aquired. Very easy to install and reposition as needed. Nice velevety finish. Once installed does not move.

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                      4.0

                      Nice Product

                      By Perry Lunsford

                      from Georgia

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                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Clings well
                      • This is a great product

                      Cons

                      • Backing should be larger
                      • Hard to put on backing
                      • Must be removed after use
                      • Not for nitro finishes

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Scratch Pad Velvet Guitar Finish Protector:

                        Love this product but the backing is the exact size of the padding. Re-sticking it on the backing exactly as it came off is hard. I found a larger piece of plastic to store it on and it's great. No buckle marks on the expensive guitar.

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                        (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        1.0

                        Do NOT use on Nitro finish

                        By Nona

                        from Undisclosed

                        Comments about Scratch Pad Velvet Guitar Finish Protector:

                        See above.
                        The warnings for this protector caution against putting anything on the guitar that prevents a new (1 year or less) nitro finish from "breathing" and leaving it there during storage. They really should overemphasize the first part of that warning. They should have written: do not ever put anything on a new nitro finish under any circumstances and if you have a new nitro finish put this product down and walk away. Erroneously, I thought placing it on the guitar for a short span would be OK so long as I don't store it with the protector. I was disappointed (actually, more like enraged) when, after 15 minutes, I removed the protector from my 2012 Gibson Les Paul and could still see lines where the protector's edge was as well as outlines of all the bubbles.

                        I used polishes and cleaners, and even Meguiar's Scratch X, but nothing would remove it. The lines and bubble outlines were somewhat difficult to see, and showed up best in sunlight, but they were definitely there. Fortunately, after about 4 or 5 days the lines and bubble outlines faded away. I think they're gone, hopefully for good. Nevertheless, I will not use this product on the guitar again, no matter how long the finish has been allowed to cure.
                        The quality seems quite good, and it's a great idea. I'm guessing if you have a poly finish, this would be a fine item to use. I wish I felt safe using it on my Les Paul, but, as stated above, I won't make that mistake again.
                        For me, for the intended purpose of using this to protect my new Les Paul, this product was a huge fail.

                        Comment on this review

                         
                        5.0

                        Quite Handy

                        Comments about Scratch Pad Velvet Guitar Finish Protector:

                        I'm glad that I purchased this and have no complaints with it whatsoever. It protects the guitar and keeps it in place as you play. I've had no problem with it adhering to the guitar at all.

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                        5.0

                        nice product

                        By Cindy Wagner

                        from minnesota

                        Comments about Scratch Pad Velvet Guitar Finish Protector:

                        just make sure you read the warning on back. If your guitar has a a lacquer finish do not leave on guitar in case. but useable on each and every time you play. A verry cleaver device3
                        what a ccol idea

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                        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        excellent product

                        By 2manytoys

                        from Stroudsburg, Pa

                        Comments about Scratch Pad Velvet Guitar Finish Protector:

                        I have purchased several of these pads, for myself and as gifts. They are and do what they claim.
                        DO NOT leave them on guitars with Nitro finishes any longer then you need to, they will create a blemish after time. Keep the plastic backer it's shipped with for storage when it's not on the guitar.
                        The Scratch Pad finish protector is easy to use and re-use. Does not damage or leave residue on the back of your axe.
                        If it's kept clean, the static surface sticks again and again.... Easy to clean with soap and water, air dry, and it's ready to go again.
                        Despite being fairly thin, it prevents the cold sweats brought on by that big buckled buddy grabbing your guitar before you realize it.

                        Comment on this review

                         
                        5.0

                        No More Buckle Rash!

                        By Stratles1

                        from Michigan

                        Comments about Scratch Pad Velvet Guitar Finish Protector:

                        I have had this on my Epi Les Paul for 3 weeks now and it stays on very well. It is protecting the back of this guitar perfectly. If it fell off and would not stick again I would buy another but I don't think it will come off unless I take it off. Great protection for the guitar and it is not leaving any kind of mark.

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