#1
I have a bottle of Fender Guitar Polish (ingredients: white mineral oil and pine oil) and was planning to use it to clean my fretboard (rosewood). It'll work, won't it?
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#2
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I have a bottle of Fender Guitar Polish (ingredients: white mineral oil and pine oil) and was planning to use it to clean my fretboard (rosewood). It'll work, won't it?


No, there's fret cleaner, the polish might ruin your frets.
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#3
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No, there's fret cleaner, the polish might ruin your frets.



But aren't fret cleaners made from mineral oil too???
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#5
^^ That didn't help at all because I need to know if I can use a specific type of Guitar Polish on the fretboard. Help...please?
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#6
Do you have a maple or rosewood fret board? Regardless, no. No no, dont do it. The polish is for the body of your guitar. If i were you, I would grab some Dunlop lemon oil or normal lemon oil if you have a rosewood fret board.
#7
^ this.

Your guitar body is finished, your fretboard is not. I use lemon oil, but very sparingly. Put a little on a rag, rub it in, then take it off, I do a couple of frets at a time. You just want to clean it off, not make the fretboard greasy.

Maple fretboards are a different story, but thats a different topic for a different thread.
#8
Hmm...thanks for the comments....but its a bit too late. I already cleaned the fretboard with the polish . I see no immediate effects other than it being alot cleaner and smelling like heaven.
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#9
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Hmm...thanks for the comments....but its a bit too late. I already cleaned the fretboard with the polish . I see no immediate effects other than it being alot cleaner and smelling like heaven.


so you come on here, and post something and get numerous supplies, dont check back, and just do after waiting around 3 hours?



if you are not going to listen to the answer or don't check for it prior to doing something, you are just wasting our time.
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#10
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Hmm...thanks for the comments....but its a bit too late. I already cleaned the fretboard with the polish . I see no immediate effects other than it being alot cleaner and smelling like heaven.


What do you mean "It's a bit too late"? You got told right away that it might ruin your fretboard. The comments didn't come too late, you just chose not to listen.
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#11
To justify it.....I did the deed right before nickdhole's comment so I didn't have much to go by because many people online use mineral oil for their fretboard. The consequences can't be that bad.............
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#12
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To justify it.....I did the deed right before nickdhole's comment so I didn't have much to go by because many people online use mineral oil for their fretboard. The consequences can't be that bad.............

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You're kidding...right???????!!!!!!!! I don't think its that big of a deal. Or is it???
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#14
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You're kidding...right???????!!!!!!!! I don't think its that big of a deal. Or is it???


It might be. You used a polish on your unfinished fretboard. That was a mistake.

Also, the VERY FIRST RESPONSE said:

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No, there's fret cleaner, the polish might ruin your frets.


So you chose to do it anyway after reading that.
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#15
dude your necks gonna fall apart
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#16
Essentially, you've condemned your fretboard to death. Over the next few days it's slowly going to degrade. I hope your neck is a bolt-on, because at this point it will probably be easier to just replace the whole neck...much cheaper than replacing JUST the frets and fretboard.
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#18
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Seriously. I hope you have a backup while you get this guitar fixed...if it can be salvaged that is.
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#19
I doubt it'll be that bad...it's just $5 guitar polish. If anyone couldn't tell I'm bad with maintenance, repairs etc. That's why all my guitars are stock.

The guitar had a set neck.
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#20
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I doubt it'll be that bad...it's just $5 guitar polish. If anyone couldn't tell I'm bad with maintenance, repairs etc. That's why all my guitars are stock.

The guitar had a set neck.

Being $5 dollar guitar polish is even worse
If it was $6 dollar polish you might be ok but not $5
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#21
I told in the first response, it might ruin your frets. This was the one thing I actually knew about, and you ruined it. You bastard.
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#22
yea by morning at least half the frets will be falling out.

it'll probably crack in a few places.

it shouldn't cost more than $300-350 to fix, you should be okay.

#26
I'm no great woodworker, but my father was, and I did learn a little. I also took woodshop in school (and yes I paid attention). Looking at fretboards on most any guitar and it is obvious that the wood isn't sealed the same as the wood on the body, headstock, back of neck, etc... With it being as coarse as it is, and unsealed perhaps, I'd stick to what is known. Fretboard cleaners are made for the job, the oils you spoke of, may or may not be proper. I'd err on the side of caution and stick to what is known for sure. For the cost of a can/bottle of Dunlop fretboard cleaner/treatment, I wouldn't risk damage to my guitar. Maybe I just value my things a bit too much....
#27
Well, it looks clean. I think I might have oversaturated the fretboard, but no big deal. I will be sure not to use that on my better guitars.
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#29
Ah, he'll be fine, I used to use lemon pledge on my fretboard for the longest time before I started using real fretboard cleaners, and my fretboard is just fine.

TS, you want to use things that specifically say they are designed for cleaning and protecting the fretboard, it doesn't have to be lemon oil, I use this stuff called "Guitar Honey" which it's designed for all dark wood fingerboards, and says it's a fingerboard treatment. Stuff works great.

But rosewood is not super fragile, so it can take some abuse. I still recommend you use the correct stuff for treating it thought.
#30
The ingredients are oils... Rosewood is naturally oily... Fretboard cleaner basically cleans off your fretboard and replenishes some of the oils in your fretboard, so it should be completely fine. I wipe my fretboard down with sunflower oil which we use in the kitchen for god's sake. Works perfectly.

Now if there are OTHER ingredients in the polish other than the oils you specified, then yeah there might be a problem. But if it's just oils it shouldn't be a big deal.
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#31
What is this cleaning of fretboards you speak of?

I just use the vacuum on mine....
#32
stuff like fast fret is nothing more than mineral oil, so that won't hurt the fretboard. But pine oil.... no idea what that may do over time. It's likely to seep into the wood and cause the glue holding the fretboard on the neck to soften and come loose. Just imagine you're in the middle of the solo to RATT's "round and round"... you know, that part where it goes "wah wha WHAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!" and your fretboard just falls the **** off. Instant show stopper.

If you're not sure it's good for your fretboard, don't use it.
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