#1
I normally take of strings put on some lemon oil onto the fretboard leave it sit for 10-15mins wipe it off well, and put some more on for 10mins wipe it off etc and then restring

this a good way to do it? anything else i should do?
#2
Also wipe it with a cloth after you've done playing your axe.

EDIT: Its a rosewood fretboard right?
Last edited by dahelunover at Jan 7, 2010,
#4
Quote by BoL7z
Yeah it is


Oh okie, for a maple one ( or anything that doesn't have pores in it) a normal wipe with a cotton is sufficient or even guitar polish will do. But for a rosewood one, lemon oil is a cheap & good moisturizer
#5
lemon oil for rosewood
so yes the method your doing is a good way to clean it
and is not hurting it in any way
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#6
dunlop stuff. either 02, or thier lemon oil. generally thier bottles have a foamy tip for application, and then just spread it around/ get it in the tough spots (or under the strings) with a q tip and whipe off excess.
#7
Lemon Oil is good conditioner but should be applied spairingly not soaked! First you should clean off any dirt with a cardboard scraper, or '0000' steel wool, then wipe with clean cotton cloth. The you put some lemon oil onto a clean cloth (damp not soaked) and rub it into the board. Then you immediately remove the excess with a clean dry cloth. This shouldn't be done more than couple of time a year. Ideally the fingerboard needs to be dry but not too dry. If you saturate the wood with oils it's not good.
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#8
Quote by BoL7z
I normally take of strings put on some lemon oil onto the fretboard leave it sit for 10-15mins wipe it off well, and put some more on for 10mins wipe it off etc and then restring

this a good way to do it? anything else i should do?


That isn't cleaning the fretboard, It's oiling it. What you should do is wipe it down with a damp cloth first (Damp, Not soaking) And wipe off the water with a dry cloth. Then you can lightly oil it after it's dried.
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#9
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That isn't cleaning the fretboard, It's oiling it. What you should do is wipe it down with a damp cloth first (Damp, Not soaking) And wipe off the water with a dry cloth. Then you can lightly oil it after it's dried.



Ah ok i normally lemon oil it every string change every 1 - 2 months

I live in Australia and it gets pretty hot and humid here and dries out the fretboard pretty fast
#11
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idk but goo gone is a good way to clean strings



An Amazing Solvent but what were it ends up! It'll melt into most finishes.
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