#1
Is it okay to put WD40 on the fine tuners on my ibanez?
Some of them are pretty stiff, and im hoping that this will loosen them up.
Is there anything else that anyone recomends to loosen them up abit to make them easier to turn?
#2
You should turn them looser when you restring, if you use a lubricant they'll slip both ways and it'll go out of tune easier.
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#3
If you were to do this I would suggest not to spray it on directly. Get a cue-tip and cover it so that it is dripping and drip a drop into the tuners. It shouldn't hurt the metal pieces but I would be worried about the finish of the guitar.
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#4
I would suggest getting new tuners.
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#5
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If you were to do this I would suggest not to spray it on directly. Get a cue-tip and cover it so that it is dripping and drip a drop into the tuners.
I did this - just cleaned the female thread with a cotton bud soaked in wd40. Smells great too

Make sure they aren't cross threaded at all, other than that a tiny bit of lube won't hurt your bridge, and I doubt it would do your body finish any harm, although it might make it harder to refinish if you use a silicone based lube.
#6
Quote by druggietoad2k5
You should turn them looser when you restring, if you use a lubricant they'll slip both ways and it'll go out of tune easier.

turn them looser?
What does that mean?
#7
There is a small screw in the head of each tuner, just loosen it to make it turn easier.
#8
No, its the fine tuners. not the tuners themselves.
The fine tuners = the ones on the bridge.
#11
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Wd40 will kill your trem...

Do you like the sound of that?
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#12
mmmm wd40
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#13
Why will wd40 destroy your trem?
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#14
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Why will wd40 destroy your trem?
It won't - it will just make it smell gorgeous! mmmmm wd40....
#16
Quote by ibanezgod1973
NO...........it eats the finish (plating).

Doubt it, I use it all over my car and other machinery with nickel coatings and paint coats and it doesn't do anything bad.
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#17
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Doubt it, I use it all over my car and other machinery with nickel coatings and paint coats and it doesn't do anything bad.


you start to get a pitting effect and guitars aren`t parts generally aren`t nickel. they`re mostly chrome or gold plated alloy.
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#18
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you start to get a pitting effect and guitars aren`t parts generally aren`t nickel. they`re mostly chrome or gold plated alloy.

I guess you're right. Nothing to do with cars is ever chrome plated.
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I guess you're right. Nothing to do with cars is ever chrome plated.
Yup. My bike must be made of nickel too - obviously no chrome whatsoever
#21
Well, i did also ask if there was anything else i can put on it...
I wasnt going to stick solely to WD40, i just assumed it'd be alright.
What else can i use?
Dont like the idea of taking it apart if im honest.
#22
I wasnt going to stick solely to WD40, i just assumed it'd be alright.
What else can i use?
Dont like the idea of taking it apart if im honest.


Dude, you want to to take the trem block off the body because there is no way you can clean it without getting some of the cleaning agent in contact with the wood and whatever that agent is, that's a no-no.

Now, if some of the pieces of your trem are stuck, there's no problem using just a little WD40 to release them. Just keep in mind that WD40 seeps in every nook and cranny. So with the increased water vaporization it also causes, it is most damaging to wood, and it may force it's way, along with water, between a raw metal surface and paint, or a raw metal surface and an electrolytic surface smoothing plating varnish, a varnish used on metal surfaces before the plating process to ensure the plating metal is deposits itself regularly. This causes oxydization bubbles under the paint or plating, and pushes the paint or plating away from the steel, which causes the paint or plating to chip away.

Eventually you can dip the block in naphta (lighter fluid) and brush away, thoroughly dry with toilet paper, and then generously lube all metal-metal contacts with mineral oil (baby oil) or a lube formula of mineral oil and graphite, wiping any extra off again with toilet paper.

Just stay away from WD40 which was made for cleaning aluminium and is both a poor sealant and a poor lubricant.