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#41
Buy a bottle of lemon oil. It takes most of anything off and conditions your fretboard.
Sincerely, Chad.
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#42
good stuff Plucky!

nuff said really. I personally will do everything i can to keep water and sweat away from my guitar. IMO - part of the key is to have multiple rags for your rig. I know a lot of folks that have one rag (piece of cloth) for their entire guitar. WRONG.

(I personally have used a towel that had Pledge spray or whatever on my guitar because it was convenient and close by...we have all been there right?) DON'T DO IT.

I use Dr. Stringfellow for strings,
Lemon oil (pure...as in for guitars/rosewood) for my fretboard
Aeresol spray for pick-gaurd area and pickups (reseach this please before use)
water or guitar paint glosser/cleaner for painted surfaces.
tnx for keeping this thread ...*clean*...

PS: Pledge may feel good on your guitar for a day or so but - Don't Do it. ..yo
#43
I seriously recommend a silver cleaning cloth. It's as fine as you can go when it comes to abrasives and it works REALLY REALLY well.
#44
where do you find those InsaneWeTrust? (when you say silver cloth?)
again, imo - get 99.999 or whatever lemon oil that is for guitars...not lemon pledge or mr.clean or household stuff.....that should be a duh?!#$%&*

+1 the other oil recommendations made above i think
i just like the slickness ness ness ness
yo - leave your guitar laying flat overnight to dry if you have rosewood.
if you have maple - don't do any of this imo
#45
Quote by 311ZOSOVHJH
where do you find those InsaneWeTrust? (when you say silver cloth?)
again, imo - get 99.999 or whatever lemon oil that is for guitars...not lemon pledge or mr.clean or household stuff.....that should be a duh?!#$%&*

+1 the other oil recommendations made above i think
i just like the slickness ness ness ness
yo - leave your guitar laying flat overnight to dry if you have rosewood.
if you have maple - don't do any of this imo

I clean my strings with silver polishing cloths to extend their life. You can get them at Joann Fabrics in the states. Just go up and ask for the white silver polishing cloth and buy it by the yard.
Sincerely, Chad.
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#46
Quote by Chad48309
I clean my strings with silver polishing cloths to extend their life. You can get them at Joann Fabrics in the states. Just go up and ask for the white silver polishing cloth and buy it by the yard.


Just make sure if your going to be using it on the wood that its not treated with anything. Many are. The older ones aren't they're just very lightly abraisive
#47
yep - tnx guys.
the type of cloth you would use to clean silver? got it. fine cloth actually but digs in to clean smears and such? are we on the same page?
unforetunately, i'm using an old wash cloth for strings and a lot of the rest of guitar so imo-
i think this is an important (low cost) suggestion for prolonging life of strings and/or guitar
late/night/sleep/bye
#48
Basically it's abrasive enough that it will polish and remove tarnish (rust) from silver.
It polishes strings nicely too! They look brand new!
I cleaned my fret's with it going against the wood and it didn't even leave a mark. I ran it up and down the fret's and it ripped the gunk off it but left the wood intact.

It's really fine because the last thing you want to do is to start scratching your precious silverware
#49
Don't know if it's been said but:

Do NOT use 000 steel wool.

DO use 0000. Harder to find, but much more worth it.

First, apply a tiny amount of oil on the board. Just very little. Use the wool to rub it in. Take away all the remaining gunk, dry it off with a cloth etc... then you can use that same steel wool to polish the frets. Go with the frets, not too harshly, until they're mirror smooth. Works a treat.
#50
Quote by Y00p
GHS Fast Fret is for strings.

It works for both actually, most just think of it as a string thing though.
#51
Quote by Rev. V!
I've used steel wool on rosewood and ebony fretboards for years, and never had any issues, but I used #0000.
It's really not all that abrasive.
I used some rubbing alcohol as a "softener" to help loosen the finger cheese, but I didn't leave it on long, just enough to do the trick.
Don't pour it on, use a rag!
Then a LIGHT scrub with steel wool.
You don't want to sand the wood, just get the gunk off- so don't press real hard.

Afterwards I rubbed baby oil on the fretboard and wiped it down real good with a clean, dry, towel.

As I said, I've never had any problems, though I don't think I'd recommend this for maple fretboards.


+1 use #0000 instead of #000 much smaller, less scratches
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