Removing fingerprints from matte black guitar?

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zepp76zepp76 Frets: 771
As title really, I was just wondering what would be the best way to remove fingerprints and other marks from a matte black guitar please? Can it be done without glossing the paint or is it just a case of leaving it and putting up with the marks? Many thanks in advance for any tips and advice you can give.
Now when the day goes to sleep and the full moon looks
And the night is so black that the darkness cooks
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  • mbembe Frets: 1065
    edited August 10
    I have a Satin Black Jackson SL2 and I use a clean damp cloth to freshen it up. If you wanted to be ultra careful you could dampen the cloth with distilled water. Don't rub too hard

    I think anything else might shine it up and then it might be impossible to restore the original finish. It's always going to be a problem with matt finishes. I have a Kramer Assault with a black satin finish on back of the neck and it's starting to shine up from playing it. I'm just going to leave it.
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  • ICBMICBM Frets: 42955
    Soap. The marks are caused by oils in the fingerprints, so you need something that will dissolve them.

    "Take these three items, some WD-40, a vise grip, and a roll of duct tape. Any man worth his salt can fix almost any problem with this stuff alone." - Walt Kowalski

    "Just because I don't care, doesn't mean I don't understand." - Homer Simpson

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  • earwighoneyearwighoney Frets: 2120
    I use lighter fuel and a rag.
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  • LastMantraLastMantra Frets: 665
    edited August 10
    A mildly moist cloth and shammy.
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  • 57Deluxe57Deluxe Frets: 6829
    damp cloth  with small amount washing up liquid on.
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  • zepp76zepp76 Frets: 771
    Thank you chaps, a few different ways it seems. I have soap, washing up liquid and lighter fluid so the world is my oyster! 
    Now when the day goes to sleep and the full moon looks
    And the night is so black that the darkness cooks
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  • OilCityPickupsOilCityPickups Frets: 4826
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    Isopropyl alcohol ... that's what I use  
    Professional pickup winder, horse-testpilot and recovering Chocolate Hobnob addict.
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  • FentoFento Frets: 1
    I used to use a microfiber cloth, with a small amount of baby shampoo and de-ionised water. worked a treat.
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