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Old 10-19-2012, 12:57 AM   #21
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How do u apply the stuff do u just spray it onto the fretboard or do u spray it into the cloth?
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Old 10-19-2012, 01:04 AM   #22
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The Dunlop Lemon Oil has an applicator built into the bottle.
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Old 10-19-2012, 01:07 AM   #23
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I use lemon oil mostly to clean the fretboard rather than to condition it. Especially for repairs at the shop, some gunk gets on there that's impossible to get off without some kind of lemon oil.

As long as you don't drench the fretboard in it you'll be fine.
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Old 10-19-2012, 01:08 AM   #24
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I'm pretty sure most of the fretboard conditioners are based on mineral oil. Lemon oil is mineral oil with a lemon scent. You can even use baby oil, which mineral with fragrance added.

Your fretboard won't dry out and crack from using mineral oil.



This. This. THIS.

This is the lowest common denominator. Mineral oil is what commercial 'lemon oil' is based on.

This topic generally shits me. Every few weeks someone dredges up the same question and I've seen people respond with everything from a slightly damp rag (fine) to applying a film of engine motor oil (WTF?). There is so much misinformation.

I've used baby oil for years to periodically wipe the fretboards on my guitars (just a small amount periodically as in 6 month out to 12 month intervals), and it does exactly the same thing as commercial lemon oil.....

.....and smells like babies.
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Old 10-19-2012, 09:07 AM   #25
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Old 10-19-2012, 12:48 PM   #26
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Old 10-19-2012, 12:52 PM   #27
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Wow, that's pretty shocking.

Good gif though.
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Old 10-19-2012, 01:16 PM   #28
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The guitar shop in town doesn't carry any lemon oil, so I'm stuck either going to the hardware store or ordering some online... There were three at the hardware store that I think might work, I'm just looking for reassurance as I dont want to mess up my fretboard. The three brands in the wood finishing section were Weiman (it had some type of uv protection), Old Craftsmen's lemon oil with beeswax, and Formby's lemon oil treatment. Anybody use any of these? Or should I just order some?



See if you can find some mineral oil, it's almost the same (or is) as lemon oil. You can also use extra virgin olive oil, but not too often. Use it sparingly.
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Old 10-19-2012, 06:25 PM   #29
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OK, I'm just gonna order the dunlop. Thanks for the info guys. awesome chris hansen gif darkwolf
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See if you can find some mineral oil, it's almost the same (or is) as lemon oil. You can also use extra virgin olive oil, but not too often. Use it sparingly.


you shouldnt used olive oil unless you like rotting smell.
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