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Old 03-24-2002, 12:03 AM
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white stuff in rosewood fingerboard - mold?


hey i'm cleaning my new guitar and notice some white stuff in the grain of the rosewood. is it some kind of mold? what can i do? thanks!
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Old 03-24-2002, 12:08 AM
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white stuff in rosewood fingerboard


it's dirt from ages of playing...I had the same stuff on my classical. go through Rich's primer, it tells you how to clean it
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Old 03-24-2002, 12:26 AM
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white stuff in rosewood fingerboard


yeah i went thru rich's excelent primer (a LOT of times while waiting for the guitar!). i'm asking here because i have some white stuff like inside the grain (i don't know if i'm clear explaining this) so it's flush with the board, there's no 'crust' in there.
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Old 03-24-2002, 12:30 AM
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white stuff in rosewood fingerboard


Could be crust down in the pores, could be metal polish, I've seen all kinds of crud. Hit it with some mineral spirits of lemon oil and see what it does.
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Old 03-26-2002, 05:45 PM
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white stuff in rosewood fingerboard


a toothbrush will get it out.. as rich said it is most likely metal polish.. use some furniture polis with it to lubricate....
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Old 03-27-2002, 02:40 AM
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white stuff in rosewood fingerboard


yeah,
about 10 years ago i did that big mistake: i polished frets with metal polish!
i placed a piece of tape on each side of the fret, to keep the wood from any damage, but it didn't work...
the metal polish penetrated down between the tape and the wood, and it flush-filled the wood grains throughout the board.
oh, it sucks!

any tips to get rid of it?
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