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Scratch Pad Velvet Guitar Finish Protector   

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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 anoth...Click To Read More About This Product

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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
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Scratch PadVelvet Guitar Finish Protector
 
4.3

(based on 23 reviews)

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  • 5 Stars

     

    (17)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

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    (3)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

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

Cons

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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.

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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 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Do NOT use on Nitro finish

By Nona

from Undisclosed

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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.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

excellent product

By Joe

from Stroudsburg, Pa.

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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.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

great idea, but attacked my SG's finish

By Chip Chance

from Charlotte, NC

Comments about Scratch Pad Velvet Guitar Finish Protector:

What a killer idea. I wish someone had done this years ago. I'd never gotten one of those that attaches with rubberbands or elastic because they look stupid. But this really appealed to me because it had no visible means of support. and easily interchangable from guitar to guitar. So, i got one and applied it to my favorite 61 reissue SG. It has a valour-type back to it that sort of sticks to your clothing so it does not slide around easily next to your clothes. Not ideal to me but worth dealing with just for the protection factor. I pulled it off 2 days later to put on another guitar and noticed it left an outline of itself in the SG's finish. I further realized that it didn't completely lay flat but had some small air bubbles trapped underneath and there are outlines of them in the finish as well. I tried rubbing them out and even attempted some light polish but it had no effect. It's a great idea, reasonably priced and very well made. But the trade off may not be worth it if you are the type to take care in the first place. If the thought of an outline of the pad with the air bubbles outlined as well is less offensive than belt buckle rash, then perhaps this is meant for you. Mind you, the outlines I've described are minimal at best and mainly visible when held up with the light at the proper angle. Not the sort of thing you are likely to notice from 5 feet away. But it should not have effected the finish on my guitar at all. Much less in only 2 days. I don't plan to raise too much hell because the damage is done and this guitar is going to stay with me till I die. So, i don't have to worry about resell value. Your circumstances may be different. You have been informed.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Piece of Trash

By Zz-iojBi

from WA

Comments about Scratch Pad Velvet Guitar Finish Protector:

I had this for over 3 months and it worked fine, but the past week it just keeps falling off. I tried differnt guitars but it still wont stick, the surface on the back isn't dirty either....It's a great idead but a bad product.

 
5.0

I Never play without one

By Rick

from Goldsboro

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  • Easy To Use
  • Functional
  • Good Quality

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      Comments about Scratch Pad Velvet Guitar Finish Protector:

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

       
      5.0

      Just what I needed!

      By Stevie Norman

      from Austin, Texas

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      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!

       
      5.0

      VERY HAPPY

      By H

      from SAN ANTONIO

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      Pros

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

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          Comments about Scratch Pad Velvet Guitar Finish Protector:

          VERY HAPPY WITH ITEM, WORKS GREAT

           
          5.0

          Perfect Product

          By sjblair4

          from San Bernardino, CA

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          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.

             
            4.0

            Nice Product

            By Perry Lunsford

            from Georgia

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            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.

               
              5.0

              saved my 1973 Gibson Les Paul from serious damage

              By Die5525

              from Sherman Oaks, CA

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              Comments about Scratch Pad Velvet Guitar Finish Protector:

              My friend pete wears huge belt buckles daily. He decided to pick up my les paul with out asking me and started to play with it. When I came home, I found his belt buckle burried in the scratch pad. I quickly removed the scratch pad to see if their was any damage. I was relieved to see that it was perfect. The scratch pad did its job! Thank you scatch pad!!!

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