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Guitar Cleaning

Posted: Wed Dec 19, 2007 8:14 pm
by theriddler14
I've heard of some prty weird ways people clean there guitars.

I usually just loosen the strings and wipe it down with some cloth.
What do you guys do?

Posted: Thu Dec 20, 2007 1:09 pm
by jemgirl
i do the same...and every now and than i use fastfret.

Posted: Thu Dec 20, 2007 1:22 pm
by leigh01
jemgirl wrote:i do the same...and every now and than i use fastfred.
Fast frets lovely when your string just start to get gritty.

Posted: Thu Dec 20, 2007 1:51 pm
by jemgirl
leigh01 wrote:
jemgirl wrote:i do the same...and every now and than i use fastfred.
Fast frets lovely when your string just start to get gritty.
or when youre fingers feels sticky :P

Posted: Thu Dec 20, 2007 4:51 pm
by bkornaker1977
rubbing alchohol works great......just put some on a cloth, and rub off the grime from the strings........

makes em squeaky clean.........

makes a package of strings last way longer, rather than changing them when they get nasty feeling.....just clean em with rubbing alcohol.

It wont makes em greasy, or oily slick like some other cleaners do.......

for the body and neck, ill use lemon oil.

Posted: Thu Dec 20, 2007 5:15 pm
by theriddler14
what about for the fret board? i havn't yet found a good way to clean my fret board.

Posted: Thu Dec 20, 2007 5:28 pm
by bkornaker1977
lemon oil for the fretboard........

lemon oil makes a old dry fretboard nice and moist again. Actually, lemon oil is a pretty common ingrediant in alot of wood polishes, but for the fretboard, i like to use 100% pure concentrated lemon oil.

makes the fretboard look like new again. You can find it at almost any local grocery store in the cleaner section for about $5 a bottle.

Those are my main 2 cleaners.......lemon oil, and rubbing alcohol. LOL

Posted: Thu Dec 20, 2007 9:21 pm
by Breeder
bkornaker1977 wrote:Actually, lemon oil is a pretty common ingrediant in alot of wood polishes,
But never,and I repeat,never use wood polishes and other super market furniture crap for guitar cleaning

Posted: Thu Dec 20, 2007 10:29 pm
by theriddler14
lol naker it sounds like your using a meth lab to clean your guitar :)

Posted: Thu Dec 20, 2007 11:28 pm
by Jeries
i buy once every year for like $25 this dunlop kit...
it comes with fretboard cleaner and finishing polish guitar spray guitar lotion lookin stuff and string cleaner.. it comes with 2 clothes and a fret cleaning peice of paper thingy

its great and lasts for about a year or 2... and i have 20 guitars

i wouldnt suggest using alcohol on a guitar at all...even on the strings (it might rub off on the fretboard)

alcohol is very bad for the guitar..bad for the neck bad for the body and damaging to the fretboard

j

Two things

Posted: Fri Dec 21, 2007 1:15 am
by StevieRayVai
What I do is #1, use special auto wax on them, sometimes this teflon type wax for the bodies

and #2 since they are all rosewood, its a good idea to use lemon oil on the fretboard at least once a year.

Posted: Fri Dec 21, 2007 1:21 am
by guyver_dio
Jeries wrote: alcohol is very bad for the guitar..bad for the neck bad for the body and damaging to the fretboard

j
especially when it's had a few coats and you're trying to play and the frets keep moving and slurring notes.

Posted: Fri Dec 21, 2007 6:53 am
by bancika
I use dunlop lemon oil and cleaning spray...work fine for me.

Posted: Fri Dec 21, 2007 8:02 am
by Big Bad Bill
I use Manson's Fingerboard Lemon Oil (the Manson brother's are superb hand makers of acoustic and electric guitars here in the UK) and Fender's (Meguiars) guitar cleaning kit. Meguiars make cleaning products for Ferrari's and other super cars and it actually polishes out light scratches without abrasives-brilliant stuff. I also use 'Steret Pre-Injection' alcohol swabs to clean the strings of grease etc etc. It makes them squeaky clean and like new (you can buy the swabs from chemists)

Posted: Fri Dec 21, 2007 10:38 am
by bkornaker1977
i would never use alcohol on my guitar.....only on the strings.