I've never wiped my guitar strings down with anything, but would it be better to wipe them down with pledge or rubbing alcohol?
im no expert, but that just sounds like a bad idea...i'd start out with a clean cloth and take it from there... there is no avoiding string corrosion after long playing sessions though

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