Nitrose

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  1. SnakeJake

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    Is it true that a foam covered guitar stand should not be used for any guitar that has a Nitrose finish and if true.. why and what would one recommend for an option.
     
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    Yes the foam has chemicals in it that react and will burn the nitro. I only use Hercules stands. They don’t react with my guitars.
     
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    You can wrap those stands with cotton t shirts and it will protect the finish.
     
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    I’m not even sure “nitrose” is a word? I think you meant nitrocellulose?
     
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    Nitrose sounds like a disease, lol
     
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    I have a bad case of Nitrose on all my guitars. Hard to get rid of.

    And yes they all have the stand foam rubber stuck to them.
     
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    20210907_100640.jpg Some foams used are advertised as okay for nitro finishes, but I don't trust the advertising. I have several expensive ones that I just don't want to take a chance on.

    You can get a dozen or so micro fiber cloths cheap from Harbor Freight. I usually wrap any contact surfaces on stands with those and draped one over the piece that holds the neck.

    The added advantage to this is that anytime I play one I have a suitable cloth right at hand to wipe it down before I set it back in the stand. Usually keep one in every case as well for the case queens or whatever is out of rotation at the moment.

    https://www.harborfreight.com/microfiber-cleaning-cloth-12-in-x-12-in-12-pk-63362.html
     
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    I thought nitrose is what’s in hot dogs and bacon.
     
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    Thus also eliminating those bothersome closet shirt hangers. Spill something on your shirt? Just grab another one off the guitar stand.
     
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    The foam used on my Hercules wall hangers doesn't react with the nitrocellulose finishes I spray; I'm guessing that their stands use the same foam.

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    Sure can mess it up. Especially light color finishes.

    From an used market ad here locally. little used American Original 50´s (ouch)

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    Some of the materials used on some stands will stain some finishes.
    Cork however is safe for everything. Stands with cork can be expensive.

    Sheets of thin cork can be found in business supply and hobby stores. Soaking it in water for a few hours makes it pliable enough to form to supports. If allowed to dry while wrapped to the part you want it on, it will hold that shape. Then a touch of glue and ...

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    Nitro safe guitar stand...
     
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    Yep. I found out the hard way. I have 3 Ultimate stands. Two that I bought new seem to be covered something cloth-like but the one I bought from a Craigslister had a foam covering on the legs which glued itself to my nice Duplicolor lacquer job. Had to sand it off.
     
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    The stand photo is the exact same one that I use. I did find out that my"other guitar" ( I got jumped on for mentioning the make) does have the nitro finish so thank you for the information . I considered wrapping a cloth material around the contact points of the stand but I like your solution better. I recently changed strings on my guitar going from 10s back to 9s and now the fifth string is buzzing when on the 2nd free. Open it's clean.Higher up the neck be it's clean. But as I said ..on the 2bd fret it's making contact somewhere. I'm thinking a ever so slight raising of the bridge would solve this issue. What cha think.
     
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    It might, but check the frets to see if they are level. You might need to file one down a little to resolve the buzz. That will allow you to address the issue, instead of raising the action to accommodate the fault.
     
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    "We all came down to Nitrose, on the Lake Geneva shoreline".

    I like the word, although maybe it should be spelled as Nitroce... as a shorter version of Nitrocellulose. I mean, seriously, in a profession/hobby that says "pups" instead of "pickups", nitrocellulose is way too much to say or type.
     
  18. rolandson

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    Yes, that's a König & Meyer that I glued cork to. I didn’t use cloth because it permits the instrument to slip.
    You're welcome.
    I don't think that the cork on a stand will help with fret buzz though. That's going to require a different type of effort.
    Good luck.