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Old 09-19-2012, 06:44 AM   #21
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Old cars rust when the paint is damaged, this is because the paint is the only thing preventing a car from the 50's and 60's from rusting.

But seriously, even if your guitar was NOT painted and was bare wood, it would NOT damage the thing to use a dampened cloth. I don't say put the thing in the shower... a dampened cloth guys!!!

But, if you REALLY feel you need to blow money, just buy the dunlop 65.
(and lemon oil, since you need that anyway.)
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Old 09-19-2012, 06:48 AM   #22
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Yes it would. Guitar timber is supposed to be as dry as possible. Why do you think they stick them in giant humidifier chambers?
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Old 09-19-2012, 06:50 AM   #23
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wait there is a difference in lemon oil and dunlop 65? I thought that the dunlop 65 was lemon oil???
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Old 09-19-2012, 06:52 AM   #24
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Wash it like a car? I've never heard such a preposterous thing in my life
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Old 09-19-2012, 06:52 AM   #25
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wait there is a difference in lemon oil and dunlop 65? I thought that the dunlop 65 was lemon oil???

There's a few different versions. There's a body cleaner and a lemon oil version.
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Old 09-19-2012, 06:54 AM   #26
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Dunlop 65 is the whole cleaning range, with lemon oil, wax, string cleaner and whatnot...

With Dunlop 65 we meant the guitar polish bottle. You don't need it, a dampened cloth does the same thing. You DO need the lemon oil though, since your fretboard will dry out in time and you need to clean/remoisturise it.

In my opinion the guitar polish body cleaner is a waste of money.

If you used your guitar for a bit and you want it to SHINE though, a wax treatment would be great. However, since its car paint you can just rub your regular turtle carnuba wax on it you use for your car instead of overpriced lesser quality Dunlop 65 wax.
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Old 09-19-2012, 06:56 AM   #27
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Dunlop 65 is the whole cleaning range, with lemon oil, wax, string cleaner and whatnot...

With Dunlop 65 we meant the guitar polish bottle. You don't need it, a dampened cloth does the same thing. You DO need the lemon oil though, since your fretboard will dry out in time and you need to clean/remoisturise it.

In my opinion the guitar polish body cleaner is a waste of money.

Please stop recommending this.

A bottle of polish is worth nothing in the scheme of things (they're what, $5?) and they last for ages. I bought a bottle of 65 4 years ago and am only half way through it. It's not that much to make sure you're cleaning it properly and without harm.
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Old 09-19-2012, 06:59 AM   #28
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Whatever you want! Do you wear a belt and suspenders at the same time so your pants doensn't fall off too :P?

You recommend a product because you use it because you are scared you will harm your guitar with a dampened cloth.
How did people clean their guitars when Dunlop 65 wasn't around yet? I think with a dampened cloth!
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Old 09-19-2012, 07:00 AM   #29
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Jim Dunlop 65 cleaner and polish am I correct?
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Old 09-19-2012, 07:01 AM   #30
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the same thing happened to me, bought a schecter off ebay, the top half of the neck smelled horrid, couldnt tell if it was piss or what and the case smelled of cat piss. the case got tossed and the neck i cleaned a thousand times over with a DAMP cloth of soap and water. you wipe down and then wipe off with a dry towel. i do this with all my guitars at every string change it hurts nothing.

i wonder if you bought yours from same seller i did
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Old 09-19-2012, 07:01 AM   #31
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In reality its more of a cleaner (because it is liquid, you dampen a cloth with it and rub it on the guitar... you could do the same thing with water on a cloth)

for true polish you should use carnuba wax.
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Old 09-19-2012, 07:04 AM   #32
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Whatever you want! Do you wear a belt and suspenders at the same time so your pants doensn't fall off too :P?

You recommend a product because you use it because you are scared you will harm your guitar with a dampened cloth.
How did people clean their guitars when Dunlop 65 wasn't around yet? I think with a dampened cloth!

And you recommend cleaning guitar with water because you're braindead.

Just because they didn't have it back then, doesn't mean we shouldn't utilise it now? That's like saying "Well, they didn't have penicillin back then and most of them got on fine, so we'll be right." So what if I'm scared it'll potentially ruin my guitar? I don't usually go out of my way to try and do things to stuff I spend a lot of money on.
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Old 09-19-2012, 07:05 AM   #33
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Eppicurt, when you have a gig outside and it starts raining a bit, do you tell the crown to f*ck off and go inside because you think your guitar will damage :P?

Just dry it well with a towel. A dampened cloth doens't even need drying since it will evaporate in a sec.
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Old 09-19-2012, 07:09 AM   #34
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Dunlop 65 will do fine but I would just put lemon oil on the whole guitar since you need it to clean and moist the fretboard someday anyway.

To the above poster: I always DROWN my rosewood and ebony fretboards in lemon oil and let it sink in for a couple of hours, then I whipe the excess off and do it again.

That way I get great dark moisturised fretboards


No, that way you get a fretboard that is full of lemon oil and no natural wood oils, making it dry out a whole lot quicker and leaving you with the potential of a warped, shrunken shitty fretboard.

Since you've presumably already done this, you willl need to keep doing it for the length of the fretboards life, but to others, DO NOT DO THIS.
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Eppicurt, when you have a gig outside and it starts raining a bit, do you tell the crown to f*ck off and go inside because you think your guitar will damage :P?

Just dry it well with a towel. A dampened cloth doens't even need drying since it will evaporate in a sec.

No. Because I can't avoid not being in the rain and I won't stop a show because of it. I wouldn't be happy about it, but I wouldn't stop. Just because I can avoid a situation doesn't mean I'll avoid it in situations where I can't.

And I don't think it will damage. Standing in the rain with your guitar will not do it any wonders AT ALL. I'm not just talking finish, I'm talking electronics as well.

Stop posting for goodness sake. You're making yourself look silly.
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Old 09-19-2012, 07:17 AM   #36
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I also stated not to clean the metal with the water
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Use lemon oil on the fret board and clean it up a bit, if the delicious smell of lem oil doesn't destroy it; nothing will
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Old 09-19-2012, 07:48 AM   #39
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By the way Eppicurt, you DO realise that the Dunlop 65 Guitar Polish is water based right
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Yes it would. Guitar timber is supposed to be as dry as possible. Why do you think they stick them in giant humidifier chambers?

Well 'humidifier' means to add moisture.

I don't know why you're freaking out. I run a damp cloth over my guitar to clean it as well... I don't see how that could possibly damage it. I've been doing it for years with several guitars and I've seen no damage. As RMB said; the polish is water based anyway. If water would damage it, so would the polish.
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