#1
I bought a bottle Dunlop lemon oil and I know this is ridiculous but I can't for the life of me figure out how to get the damn bottle open. I have the top off I'm turning it upside down and nothing is going on the dabber.
#2


I don't know. I don't think I've ever used the dunlop lemon oil.

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#3
Is this the clear yellow bottle with the applicator pad thingy on top? You have to apply pressure so that the pad soaks the lemon crap in and you apply it to you guitar. Hold upside down and put your finger on it until it gets wet.

I personally would NOT use this stuff on your fretboard but that's me. If you do - use very sparingly. It just takes a tiny bit. I wouldn't even use that applicator. Do you have a really old fretboard you are trying to bring back to life or something?
Last edited by 311ZOSOVHJH at May 17, 2013,
#5
Thanks man I appreciate it. I have an old mim (rosewood board) strat that has been my workhorse for about 10 years and I honestly don't think it's ever been polished. And since I'm retiring the old girl I'm gonna clean her up a bit first
#6
Cool.

I have a MIM with a rosewood board and I used to use that lemon oil all the time because it smelled good and felt good

Then a luthier on here told me to not do that. At least repeatedly on a board that doesn't need it. He said it soaks in, dries out, and actually causes more damage over time than good by drying and splitting the wood up. The natual oils on your skin should be more than enough.

Now, if you are trying to bring it back to life, then maybe put a little on and rub out immediately with clean cloth.
#7
Just finished putting it on and polishing the guitar... Good god I didn't know the paint had shine lol seriously like night and day. This is probably the only time the oil will ever be used but good god I forgot what the thing looked like without grime an inch thick
#8
Try keeping the bottle upside down (with the lid on) for a few hours (say, overnight) and give the applicator pad a chance to soak up the oil. Once it's wet it should flow freely enough.
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#9
^ why wouldn't you just hold it upside down and apply some pressure for 10 seconds like I just did? I don't want applicator to be soaking wet.


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Just finished putting it on and polishing the guitar... Good god I didn't know the paint had shine lol seriously like night and day. This is probably the only time the oil will ever be used but good god I forgot what the thing looked like without grime an inch thick

Wait. Are you putting lemon oil on the guitar body? I thought this was for the fretboard. Everything I referenced was for fretboards. For guitar bodies, use their guitar polish not their lemon oil. And when you use the polish - make sure you have a 100% clean micro-cloth.

again - this is all imo
#10
I was thinking that it may have dried out too far and needs priming as it were. I assumed he would have already tried giving it the Naboo frog squeeze.
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#12
Waaaaaaaaaaat. First you can't open the bottle, then you use a fretboard cleaner on the guitar body. Wat.
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Waaaaaaaaaaat. First you can't open the bottle, then you use a fretboard cleaner on the guitar body. Wat.


What? No dude I used polish on the body, when I was at the store today I picked up the oil some polish some wax and 2 cloths. Got it all cleaned up and strings put back on it. Now it's gonna go on the wall.
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