#2
Do you want to remove tough stains or just just wipe it clean?
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Thats what she said...
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#3
im sure sam ash or your local music shop sells those kits that have all you need to clean it up, the liquid, the cloth, the string cleaner etc... try searching a local shop or a website =)
#4
Quote by madpickin03
Do you want to remove tough stains or just just wipe it clean?

tough stains
#7
Quote by Air Guitarist!
#0000 ultra fine steel wool

are you sure,that sounds kinda scary.
#8
yeah itll take that stain out an your neck wil be a lil thinner an faster, win win my man, win win
#9
Relax, here's a guide, its applicable to the back and the fretboard too.

--(Courtesy of Jemsite.com)--
This is for the ultimate dirtiness on the fretboard, and how to fix it. What you need are these:
- 0000 grade steel wool or 3M Sanding Sponges (Fine & Extra Fine)
- Lighter fluid or 100% rubbing alcohol
- Clean cotton rag
- Lots of elbow grease & patience

Ultimate Dirtiness

It is easiest to clean the neck with it removed from the guitar so if you're sanding the back down now is the time to clean the board. Otherwise cover the guitar body and use a padded workbench

Clean the fretboard:
1) It is possible to gently coat the fretboard with lighter fluid or rubbing alcohol to loosen up the dirt on the fretboard.
- Gently rub each fret parallel with the frets and get the dirt loosened up
- WARNING = some say never to proceed further than this step however it is very difficult to clean a dirty maple neck with only solvents such as alcohol or lighter fluid
2) Next use a Sanding Sponges or 0000 grade steel wool & rub gently over & over across the board/grain (parallel with the frets)
- Clean one fret at a time
- Rub gently to remove the debris and avoided scratching up or digging into the inlays
- If using the 3M sponges start with fine and finish with extra fine.
- Note you can finished the frets by rubbing lightly in a circular motion which left a clean even surface)
3) When finished wipe the frets with lighter fluid or rubbing alcohol
4) When finished cleaning, wipe your fretboard down with a clean rag
5) Let the fretboard air dry

Clean Fretboard

Picture guide with really thorough details on cleaning a fretboard go to this site. Also includes gear setups for that pwnshop buyers
http://www.ibanezrules.com/tech/grunge/grunge_1.htm
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Thats what she said...
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Last edited by madpickin03 at Jun 1, 2006,
#14
Quote by Air Guitarist!
hey what a suprise you use #0000 steel wool, i guess i was right?

thanks