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#1
what do i use to just clean them? regular wet towel?
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three inch tall mexicans.
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#8
windex and a paper towel works like a charm 4 me
and yes circular motion is best
#10
i clean them every time i change strings. i just use dusting stuff for most of it.
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#11
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three inch tall mexicans.

just FU and dont try to be funny.

and i dont clean mine
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#12
Me, I treat my guitars well when they get their monthly cleaning.

1. Remove strings entirely (Yes, even on my Floyd, because I know how to re-set it back up)
2. I use a piece of plastic with a slit through it to fit around my frets (to keep the fretboard safe), and use Double-Zero (00) steel wool to polish every single one of them I like them nice and shiny.
3. I use a medium-hardness toothbrush to brush away any debris/dirt/etc from the fretboard, between the frets, and between the various other hardware on the guitar.
4. I use some rubbing alcohol on my fretboard, to clean it: letting it sit for about a minute.
5. I use lemon oil on the fretboard, afterwards, to keep it from drying out, and to give it a nice polish/shininess.
6. While the lemon oil is drying, I use some "Virtuoso" brand "Premium Cleaner" -- it's basically a wood cleaner/polish -- on the body of the guitar, polishing it up nicely.
7. Then I usually make a few last looks around the body of the guitar for any scuffs, dirt, or anything such as that around the headstock or other hardware near the bridge.
8. Finally, my babies get their new set of strings put on.

I use some old soft-cotton teeshirts as rags (in general, just a soft rag) and usually reserve one shirt for each of the three liquids.

Also, I generally speaking take about 20-30 minutes to do this for my Ibanez GRG170DX (I don't use the bridge on it, so setup's easy), and about 2-3 hours for my ESP MH-400 (setting up the floyd can be annoying, but it's worth it to make sure it's set up correctly each time) -- just for a time frame example.

That's just me, anyway. I like to keep them in good shape.
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With my brand new Fender Instrument Care Kit! Comes with three, count 'em three different cleaning solutions! Swirl and Haze Remover, Polish and Conditioner, and Mist and Wipe. It also comes with a genuine Meguiars cleaning rag! At Meguiars, we developed cleaning systems for cars, but when Fender asked us to develop cleaning solutions for musical instruments we couldn't say no. For only $17.95, you can get your own kit! Call 1-800-347-5700, or buy it from your local music store.


But seriously, that's what I use.
I can honestly say I have really been far even as decided to use even go want to do look more like.


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#14
i just pop it into the washing machine and use warm water, kinda leave it in there for 2 hours and then i pop it into the dryer
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#16
I don't clean them either, when it gets too dirty it's time to buy a new one, or else take it apart and start a new custom project. I've had 3 guitars and haven't finished a project yet :stickpoke
#18
With fire. If the guitar can't stand it, then it wasn't br00tal enough to begin with.
#20
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tip: don't use lemon oil on a lacquered (basically maple) fretboard, and don't use general furniture polish, as the silicon in it can make some lacquers cloudy.


+1, I was going to post that.
#21
Jet wash.
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#22
I only clean mine when i change the strings, but i use Gibson pump polish (for guitars, mandolins and banjoes) and a lint-free cloth. I got them free with one of my guitars a while back.
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#23
those cloths you get to clean glasses with, and if needed a damp tissue, not soaking though,
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#24
I clean the fretboard and thats it, I like my guitars to have the whole beat-up and well used look. Like the ones john frusciante or johnny greenwood use.
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#25
I don't, because I'm HXC.
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#26
well i thought u'd never ask...
i usually only clean 'em while i'm halfway through restringing them. first i squirt some funiture polish on it, then i rub that in using a cloth. then using another cloth rub it all again (gets rid of streaks in polish). once iv done this all over the guitar (body, neck, headstock... the lot) i take a small rag and give it a scoosh of lemon oil, which i rub up and down the fret board. once its completly soaked in i'll get put some new strings on.
#28
I use lemon oil and stuff called fast fret for the neck, and furniture polish for the body
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With fire. If the guitar can't stand it, then it wasn't br00tal enough to begin with.


+1

i use fast fret too for the neck.
i just use a duster, coz my guitar is a satin finish.
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#30
*facewalls*

no,no,noooooooooooooooooo

DON'T use furniture polish, you WILL eventually f*ck up your coat o' laquer.

Water with a bit of lemon in works wonders without being damaging (for lacquer)
Wax for unfinished bodies (wipe on, wipe off)
DON'T let lemon oil soak into rosewood- it's a case of wipe on, a bit of rubbing, and wiping off the excess, or you saturate the wood.
#31
I clean mine with Tears of Heaven.

Beat that.
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#32
I use some Gibson polish and a cloth that came with my guitar.

I clean it everytime I change the strings.
#33
its best to stay away from chemicals on any type of surface IMO. Some products can damage a guitar over time if used often enough.

I use a good quality micro fiber cloth with some water, it really does a great job on my electric.
for strings I have a string cleaning cloth that I use when I'm done playing for the day. Keeping the oils off the strings will make them last longer.
#34
Mr Sheen and a cloth. Simple.
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#35
Quote by TwistedVince
Me, I treat my guitars well when they get their monthly cleaning.

1. Remove strings entirely (Yes, even on my Floyd, because I know how to re-set it back up)
2. I use a piece of plastic with a slit through it to fit around my frets (to keep the fretboard safe), and use Double-Zero (00) steel wool to polish every single one of them I like them nice and shiny.
3. I use a medium-hardness toothbrush to brush away any debris/dirt/etc from the fretboard, between the frets, and between the various other hardware on the guitar.
4. I use some rubbing alcohol on my fretboard, to clean it: letting it sit for about a minute.
5. I use lemon oil on the fretboard, afterwards, to keep it from drying out, and to give it a nice polish/shininess.
6. While the lemon oil is drying, I use some "Virtuoso" brand "Premium Cleaner" -- it's basically a wood cleaner/polish -- on the body of the guitar, polishing it up nicely.
7. Then I usually make a few last looks around the body of the guitar for any scuffs, dirt, or anything such as that around the headstock or other hardware near the bridge.
8. Finally, my babies get their new set of strings put on.

I use some old soft-cotton teeshirts as rags (in general, just a soft rag) and usually reserve one shirt for each of the three liquids.

Also, I generally speaking take about 20-30 minutes to do this for my Ibanez GRG170DX (I don't use the bridge on it, so setup's easy), and about 2-3 hours for my ESP MH-400 (setting up the floyd can be annoying, but it's worth it to make sure it's set up correctly each time) -- just for a time frame example.

That's just me, anyway. I like to keep them in good shape.

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#36
Piss all over it, then dry it off with a flannel.
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#37
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i don't


Yeah, I have yet to do so...
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#38
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well i thought u'd never ask...
i usually only clean 'em while i'm halfway through restringing them. first i squirt some funiture polish on it, then i rub that in using a cloth. then using another cloth rub it all again (gets rid of streaks in polish). once iv done this all over the guitar (body, neck, headstock... the lot) i take a small rag and give it a scoosh of lemon oil, which i rub up and down the fret board. once its completly soaked in i'll get put some new strings on.


I do the same, did you see this way on google? You missed the part where you use a stanley knife to scrape the bad later of fretboard wood off, because there is a new layer growing beneath it.
#39
I use Windolene for the body, cotton buds for tricky dusting and a duster to wipe the windolene off.
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#40
Old t-shirt.
Need to get some kind of proper washing thingy for the neck soon though. :/
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