#1
Can I use this to clean my rosewood fretboard? I think it's meant to be a furniture polish. Any tips?
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#2
If it's meant to be a furniture polish, it might have wax in it (which will ruin your fretboard eventually).

If I were you I'd just buy some proper instrument cleaning lemon oil, it's not too expensive.
#3
I just use regular lemon oil. No wax in that! (I hope.)
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#4
You shouldn't use any kind of lemon oil, really. I've seen binding and inlays come unglued because of lemon oil.

Just buy one of those Dunlop cleaning kits or something like that.
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#5
What about mineral oil? I have some of that too. I guess it's pure, so
Gear:

Agile AL-2000
Vox ad30vt
Orange 20b bass amp
SX SPJ bass
crappy jasmine branded takamine acoustic guitar
#6
I've got lemon oil, mineral oil, a toothbrush, and some rags, is this enough to clean? any tips / guides?
Gear:

Agile AL-2000
Vox ad30vt
Orange 20b bass amp
SX SPJ bass
crappy jasmine branded takamine acoustic guitar
#7
Quote by diditfortehlulz
You shouldn't use any kind of lemon oil, really. I've seen binding and inlays come unglued because of lemon oil.

Just buy one of those Dunlop cleaning kits or something like that.


Like the Dunlop cleaning kit that has lemon oil with it?

If the binding and inlays become unglued because of lemon oil:
1. You have a crappily constructed guitar
AND/OR
2. The lemon oil you have has other stuff in it

EDIT:
Quote by spark29
I've got lemon oil, mineral oil, a toothbrush, and some rags, is this enough to clean? any tips / guides?


Don't use rags to clean the fretboard, parts of the fibres can come off and get stuck in the grain.

Use something like a dusting cloth.
Last edited by UncleCthulhu at May 4, 2008,
#8
Okay. I'll find something like that. But which oil should I use? And is there a certain technique to cleaning it?
Gear:

Agile AL-2000
Vox ad30vt
Orange 20b bass amp
SX SPJ bass
crappy jasmine branded takamine acoustic guitar
#9
Quote by UncleCthulhu
Like the Dunlop cleaning kit that has lemon oil with it?

If the binding and inlays become unglued because of lemon oil:
1. You have a crappily constructed guitar
AND/OR
2. The lemon oil you have has other stuff in it

EDIT:


Don't use rags to clean the fretboard, parts of the fibres can come off and get stuck in the grain.

Use something like a dusting cloth.


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Last edited by diditfortehlulz at May 4, 2008,
#10
I use Old English and it works fine.. I haven't used it long term do I don't know the damage it's causing if it even causes any.
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#11
Umm, I have a question whilst on the subject of fretboard cleaners - is "Golden Oil wood polish and conditioner" OK to use? It's orangey smelling...that's pretty much all the details I can get on it, there isn't any ingredients on the bottle All it says is it can be used on Cabinets, furniture and floors to remove oliy substances such as human grease from sweat erc.
#12
i use old english too, hopefully its not eating away my guitar but so far it works good enough
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#13
I also wanted to know so I made a phone call to Reckitt Benckiser Group (makers of Old English lemon oil).
They told me that it DOES NOT contain any waxes or silicone !
And also comes in a "scratch cover" version.

I will be using this from now on for my fretboards...$3.47 @ Walmart
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