#2
Dunlop Formula 65 Guitar Polish is what I use. Works like a charm.
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#3
Use guitar polisher...and watcht out every corner
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#6
Furniture polish like Pledge spray works well. Don't use citrus oil or oil soap type cleaners though.
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#7
what type of guitar is it?

what type of neck?
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#9
sometimes guys use pledge, there's alot of water in it so make sure u get it all off. its not going to ruin anything but its not ideal.

i like natural lemon oil and a soft toothbrush. i mean the stuff is so cheap there's no reason not to pick some up for next time. (only a couple times a year really.)

and because u have a trem bridge, dont be surprised if the bridge sits differently after u restring it.
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#11
buy this:

http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Dunlop-Formula-65-Guitar-Polish-Kit?sku=425270

the polish works like a charm, it made my LP shine. i havent tried the wax yet but im sure its just as good.

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#12
I use fender guitar polish for my body, pickguard,hardware, and headstock. for the back and front of the neck i clean it with finger ease.
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#13
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Furniture polish like Pledge spray works well. Don't use citrus oil or oil soap type cleaners though.



i used the citrus one on my guitar the first tiem i tried to clean it, and it didnt work so well lol. IO has stains on it for the next 2 months, and it was constantly greasy untill i got some proper Gibson guitar polish. Right now evertytime i restring, i relubricate my fretboard using dunlop citrus oil and a toothbrush to get the finger gunk out. and gibson guityar polish an an eye glass cloth to polish the body. I really leik the eye glass cloths cuz theyre so soft and absorbant. after i polish ym guiatr its soooo ncie
#16
^LAf, no. its really bad for the wood.
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#17
Make sure to clean in between the pick ups and the actual frets. It's hard to see sometimes, but A LOT of dirt and nasty finger stuff builds up on the frets.




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#18
DO NOT USE FURNITURE POLISH. It clouds the finish. Wait and get real guitar polish
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#19
if you have some car wax lying around, and a buffer... you can do an amazing polishing job with that...

its what i do with my guitars once in a while... gets the the minor scratches out too
#20
will i screw up my guitar if i take all the strings at once to clean around the pickup areas
#21
zep, polish is great for the painted surfaces, just not unfinished wood necks. for that u use oil.

and sky, when u take all the strings off at once, u run the risk of chaning ur setup. not anything u cant fix again, but if ur not great at setting up yet, ur better off swapping a string at a time, until u can.
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#22
I just use a rag to get the dirt off.

How would i get rust off of the screws, pickups, saddles...etc?
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#23
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will i screw up my guitar if i take all the strings at once to clean around the pickup areas


I believe your suppose to take all the strings off at once...It makes it easier to change the strings, plus there's no other way to clean the fretboard/pickups.

EDIT: NovemberRain: They have special chemicals that remove rust. I believe most stores with cleaning supplies would have it.
#24
Quote by zeppelin68
if you have some car wax lying around, and a buffer... you can do an amazing polishing job with that...

its what i do with my guitars once in a while... gets the the minor scratches out too

I am going to try that but I am just making sure: Will it cloud the finish or screw anything up?
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#25
no, its cool, u can wax the painted surfaces.

some guys compound out scratches too. i wouldnt do that unless i researched the best compound and had a buffer first, but they have scratch removers for cars, work for guitars too.

http://www.superiorcarcare.net/megscratxbrf.html
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#26
I know this is one hell of a bump.

But how would one go about cleaning the pickguard with the strings still on?
Its gotten fairly dusty :/
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#27
not easy, but to get the hard to reach spots, u use qtips and small cotton rags, anything that can reach the corners.
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#28
umm

anyone tried lighter fluid ?
my friend uses it for his sz520.
shines like a mafacka.

use windex to clean covered humbuckers.
it gets rid of that nasty sweat / fingerprint build up.
yuck !

i guess i'ma grab myself a dunlop 65.
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#29
^ it would kinda suck polishing your guitar with lighter fluid, and then watch it catch fire
#30
Quote by jj1565
not easy, but to get the hard to reach spots, u use qtips and small cotton rags, anything that can reach the corners.


yep do that or you could use a rag and just loosen your strings