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post #1 of 25 (permalink) Old 08-28-2003, 08:42 AM Thread Starter
 
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DBK Neck Cleaning Solution ?

What is the best Solution to cleaning a jem neck ?
At the mo I use any old house hold polish.
Should I use any form of oil on the neck ?, what type should I use. I remember hearing that bees wax polish is good!
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Lemon oil is easy to find and cheap. Works fine.
Bore oil is even better, and is used in brass instruments for lubrication. You can find it in any music shop that has more than the obligatory guitar and drums for sale

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Someone once turned me on to the Gibson Fretboard Conditioner. I'm not sure what's in it but judging by the color and smell-there's a good portion of lemon oil anyway. It's good stuff.

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None of the above should be used to CLEAN a neck, conditioning is not cleaning! Try a cloth and some elbow grease

[bore oil is for the bores in woodwind instruments, it's made for *raw* wood which is why it's perfect for fretboards]
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spit n polish does the trick just dont use the same cloth as your body cleaning cloth, heh heh heh, but id say anything advised by the setup master (mr rich harris) is what i'd do
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Hey Rich- I'll use 0000 Steel wool on the rosewood (and frets) to get rid of any major gunk or tarnishing, and then lemon oil to do a final clean & conditioning; that's ok, right? Elbow grease + the oil appears to clean pretty well... as well as condition at the same time.

And just to clarify, bore oil is also used in brass instruments to lube the valves and other moving components as well- I wasn't completely wrong!

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Steel wool should never be used for cleaning regularly, you might as well just grab some 300 grit sandpaper to clean, and depending on how often you do, can probably imagine what you're doing to your fretboard.
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No! I don't do that regularly... so far I've only done it when I get a really nasty fretboard on a new guitar acquisition. So actually, I've only done it a total of 2 times in 13 years
Otherwise, the fretboards get conditioned and cleaned w/ oil annually if they're lucky

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"Cleaning" with oil just takes the crud into the pores of the wood with the oil, it is not meant to be used for cleaning, only conditioning
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Damnit I hate that you're always right! *shakes fist at the sky* Damn you!!
I must admit though, Formby's Lemon Oil Treatment does say "Cleans as it replaces wood's natural oils". But what you say seems logical and I'll go with your suggestion.

Thanks (again) Rich!
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Which like all Lemon Oil is really formulated for "furniture", and one thing all furniture has in common, it's "finished", not raw wood
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Hehe... you said "raw wood".
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Hehe... you said "raw wood".
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Rich, it's o.k. to steel wool an Ebony fretboard right? I just got a Les Paul with an ebony board and it's FILTHY!! I did a couple of guitars that way (DBK/ Wolfgang) done just like your web-site shows and they came out great!! I DON"T do this method at all, just when I get a new/ used one. Thanks.......
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