#1
Hey guys, I've noticed my fretboard has become sort or grabby due to some build up of stuff, so when Im changing the strings tonight, what should I use to clean this off without hurting the finish? Thanks in advance.
#2
A plastic ruler... worked on my mate's brilliantly...
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I've heard that you're not meant to use silicon-based cleaners on guitars though. So I'm not sure if that's a good idea, or if I'm wrong.
#6
http://www.westernwooddoctor.com/steelwool.htm

I paid about $4 at walt-mart, same bag, 16 pads, in the paint supplies section, make sure they are #0000, those are the finest ones, and they will not do any damage, when using it make sure you 'scrape' the board following the direction of the wood grain. Then clean the residue and use some lemon oil to give the wood some moisture. You can also use it to clean the fret markers and give them a nice shiny look.
#7
I don't have a whole lot of experience with different cleaners, but I've been using Dr. Stringfellow Lem Oil Fretboard Conditioner. Seems to work quite well.

#10
Try a toothbrush. It's what I use.
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Finger Lakes Guitar Repair Shop Tips



Cleaning the Fret Board:
Naptha or mineral spirits for this job, and paper towel.
The third pass at scrubbing the fretboard.



Sealing the Fretboard with Mineral Oil.
Lemon oil and butcher's wax (which must be buffed out) can also be used.
#13
I use steel wool, 0000 grit I think.
This is what my local repair man suggested and he uses as well.
You can polish the frets and clean the board in just a few minutes with it.

Don't know If I'd use it on something like tinted maple, but I'm sure if you're careful it would be fine.
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Effects:
Vox Clyde McCoy Wah
#15
I use a tooth brush and Murphys Lemon-Oil soap.

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Lighter fluid, tooth brush, tissue paper and bore oil
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#17
0000 steel wool, it'll make it play wondefully,

also, if the shit is REALLY nasty, you can use a razorblade to scrape it off, I did this on my old guitar and it played much better, you just need to be careful.
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#22
I use a plectrum to scrape of all the scum and then a cloth just to finish it off.
#23
Planet waves lemon oil.
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