#1
Hello,
I just got lemon oil the other day and used it on my bass' rosewood fretboard, and followed the directions on the container (rub parallel to frets, leave for 5 minutes before wiping off...) and I noticed that a day or so after doing this, my fretboard looked rather dry, with gray-ish tinted areas throughout. Any easy ways to fix this and get a nice shine? Ask questions if you need clarification.
Thanks!
#2
lemon oil works great but, you need to clean the dirt off the f-board first. i use an all purpose furniture cleaner or even a window cleaner for really grungy frets. don't let the cleaners soak in. scrub down the fretboard and wipe it off. then i oil my board and i repeat the 5 minute process several times, until the fretboard stops soaking it in. mineral oil will work just as well as lemon oil.
#3
So, something like Windex would work to clean it, and then go ahead and lemon oil it in 5-minute intervals until it stops soaking in?
#4
I actually just use a slightly damp rag to clean them. very slight i mean. then dry it just in case. let sit a couple hours and then apply lemon oil. I'm not sure letting it sit is necessary but works just fine for me.
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#5
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So, something like Windex would work to clean it, and then go ahead and lemon oil it in 5-minute intervals until it stops soaking in?

pretty much. i usually do 3 or 4 oil treatments. if it soaks up all the oil in 5 minutes, treat it again. if it leaves some oil after 5 minutes, your good to go.