Cleaning arm oil off an RGT220 HSOL - Jemsite
Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods Guitar workbench discussion such as setup, repairs, mods, installing new parts and more.

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 06-04-2013, 04:11 PM Thread Starter
 
webmaestro's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Chandler, AZ
Posts: 757
Cleaning arm oil off an RGT220 HSOL

I'm getting my '05 RGT220 HSOL prepped for sale (look for it here in the classifieds in about a week). The guitar is dead mint with the exception of a little arm oil as shown in the pics below. What's the best way to clean this?



And another angle...

webmaestro is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 15 (permalink) Old 06-04-2013, 10:21 PM
 
RGTFanatic's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: New Lenox, IL-USA
Posts: 10,116
Reviews: 2
Re: Cleaning arm oil off an RGT220 HSOL

LMAO!!!!........."Human juice".......classic!!

lightly dampen a terry cloth towel with a solution of dish soap and water. wipe vigorously, don't let it stay wet. re-damp a new spot and repeat til it's clean.

remember....DAMP...not wet, dripping water. This method works very well and wont hurt the oil finish.
RGTFanatic is offline  
post #3 of 15 (permalink) Old 06-04-2013, 10:22 PM
 
RGTFanatic's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: New Lenox, IL-USA
Posts: 10,116
Reviews: 2
Re: Cleaning arm oil off an RGT220 HSOL

BTW... how much you gonna ask for it??
RGTFanatic is offline  
post #4 of 15 (permalink) Old 06-04-2013, 10:39 PM
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Canberra, Australia
Posts: 9,232
Reviews: 120
Re: Cleaning arm oil off an RGT220 HSOL

That is a killer guitar. I definitely liked the look of it.
LonePhantom is offline  
post #5 of 15 (permalink) Old 06-05-2013, 09:13 AM Thread Starter
 
webmaestro's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Chandler, AZ
Posts: 757
Re: Cleaning arm oil off an RGT220 HSOL

Quote:
Originally Posted by RGTFanatic View Post
BTW... how much you gonna ask for it??
Haven't decided yet. There's an '05 RGT220 ANTF on the 'bay right now for $1350 but, frankly, I think that's too high. I'm going to watch that auction and see what happens.
webmaestro is offline  
post #6 of 15 (permalink) Old 06-05-2013, 11:41 AM
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Washington, DC
Posts: 5,768
Re: Cleaning arm oil off an RGT220 HSOL

I have some furniture that is similarly finished and the way they suggest dealing with it is to rub it out with 0000 steel wool and then reapply wax to the surface.

The suggestion of a damp rag with a soap solution to lift the dirt is good, but you may end up with an uneven finish afterward. If that happens, I'd rub it out and re-wax. Make sure you mummify the pickups in blue tape first so that they don't geet steel wool shavings all over them.
Takin' a Ride is offline  
post #7 of 15 (permalink) Old 06-05-2013, 02:11 PM
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Saint Paul, Minnesota
Posts: 2,646
Re: Cleaning arm oil off an RGT220 HSOL

Quote:
Originally Posted by Takin' a Ride View Post
Make sure you mummify the pickups in blue tape first so that they don't geet steel wool shavings all over them.
I hated when that would happen.. just from wooling the back of the neck! I finally figured out if I took a magnet off the fridge and ran it close to the pups,, it took it all off.
GUITARMAGEDDON is offline  
post #8 of 15 (permalink) Old 06-05-2013, 03:13 PM Thread Starter
 
webmaestro's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Chandler, AZ
Posts: 757
Re: Cleaning arm oil off an RGT220 HSOL

Quote:
Originally Posted by Takin' a Ride View Post
Make sure you mummify the pickups in blue tape first so that they don't geet steel wool shavings all over them.
Yeah, I'm used to doing that already for fret polishing.

I'm half on the fence to just leave it as-is. I worry that if I go messing with it, I could end up down a rabbit hole. It's really not bad. You have to tilt the guitar just right to see the slight shine on the forearm area.
webmaestro is offline  
post #9 of 15 (permalink) Old 06-05-2013, 03:17 PM
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Saint Paul, Minnesota
Posts: 2,646
Re: Cleaning arm oil off an RGT220 HSOL

it certainly would not deter me from buying...

mojo= no extra cost.
GUITARMAGEDDON is offline  
post #10 of 15 (permalink) Old 06-05-2013, 05:12 PM
 
RGTFanatic's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: New Lenox, IL-USA
Posts: 10,116
Reviews: 2
Re: Cleaning arm oil off an RGT220 HSOL

Quote:
Originally Posted by GUITARMAGEDDON View Post
it certainly would not deter me from buying...

mojo= no extra cost.
Yeah, me either........ wouldn't deter me in the slightest.
RGTFanatic is offline  
post #11 of 15 (permalink) Old 06-05-2013, 05:14 PM
 
RGTFanatic's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: New Lenox, IL-USA
Posts: 10,116
Reviews: 2
Re: Cleaning arm oil off an RGT220 HSOL

Quote:
Originally Posted by Takin' a Ride View Post
I have some furniture that is similarly finished and the way they suggest dealing with it is to rub it out with 0000 steel wool and then reapply wax to the surface.

The suggestion of a damp rag with a soap solution to lift the dirt is good, but you may end up with an uneven finish afterward. If that happens, I'd rub it out and re-wax. Make sure you mummify the pickups in blue tape first so that they don't geet steel wool shavings all over them.
Good point. In fact steel wool on the whole body wouldn't hurt anything. It would actually even out the entire top.
RGTFanatic is offline  
post #12 of 15 (permalink) Old 06-05-2013, 05:29 PM Thread Starter
 
webmaestro's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Chandler, AZ
Posts: 757
Re: Cleaning arm oil off an RGT220 HSOL

Quote:
Originally Posted by GUITARMAGEDDON View Post
it certainly would not deter me from buying...

mojo= no extra cost.
Quote:
Originally Posted by RGTFanatic View Post
Yeah, me either........ wouldn't deter me in the slightest.
Good to know! I'll update this thread once it's posted in the classifieds.

Guitar is otherwise ready to go, so tomorrow I'll get it outside in the sunshine and take a bunch of pics. I also have to secure a shipping box, big bubble wrap, etc.
webmaestro is offline  
post #13 of 15 (permalink) Old 06-05-2013, 05:32 PM
 
RGTFanatic's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: New Lenox, IL-USA
Posts: 10,116
Reviews: 2
Re: Cleaning arm oil off an RGT220 HSOL

Quote:
Originally Posted by webmaestro View Post
Good to know! I'll update this thread once it's posted in the classifieds.

Guitar is otherwise ready to go, so tomorrow I'll get it outside in the sunshine and take a bunch of pics. I also have to secure a shipping box, big bubble wrap, etc.
Looking forward to seeing the pics. I'm sure I cant buy it, but at least I can enjoy looking at it.
RGTFanatic is offline  
post #14 of 15 (permalink) Old 06-05-2013, 05:44 PM
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Washington, DC
Posts: 5,768
Re: Cleaning arm oil off an RGT220 HSOL

Quote:
Originally Posted by GUITARMAGEDDON View Post
I hated when that would happen.. just from wooling the back of the neck! I finally figured out if I took a magnet off the fridge and ran it close to the pups,, it took it all off.
NOOOOOOO!!!!!!

Do NOT put other magnets near your pickups!!!

I always take the neck off when that's an option to do steel wool work. In the case of a neck-thru, I put painters tape all over the pickups. When I go to clean up, I take a fresh piece of tape and use the adhesive to pick up all the shavings before pulling the tape off the pickups.
Takin' a Ride is offline  
post #15 of 15 (permalink) Old 06-05-2013, 05:47 PM
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Washington, DC
Posts: 5,768
Re: Cleaning arm oil off an RGT220 HSOL

Quote:
Originally Posted by RGTFanatic View Post
Good point. In fact steel wool on the whole body wouldn't hurt anything. It would actually even out the entire top.
If it were my guitar, I'd pull the bridge and then cover the pickups with tape. I'd probably leave the sides and back alone, but I'd strip the top and re-oil it. You'd need something that will strip the oil like mineral spirits. Then I'd re-oil the top for a totally uniform appearance. It's really similar to how to clean and refinish an oil finished neck like a Jem.
Takin' a Ride is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Jemsite forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address

IMPORTANT: You will be required to activate your account so please ensure that your email address is correct.

If you do not receive your activation check your spam folder before using the CONTACT US form (at the bottom right of each page).



Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
RGT220 HSOL - Cleaning Tips? webmaestro Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods 2 11-05-2012 05:52 PM
RGT220 HSOL - What's That Finish? webmaestro All Other Guitars (including Prestige) 6 08-06-2012 11:05 AM
FS: 2005 RGT220 hsol and antf nickthegreek Classified Ads: Guitars and Gear 13 05-21-2012 10:51 AM
Ibanez rgt 220 HSOL shreddingjoris All Other Guitars (including Prestige) 5 04-17-2012 03:14 PM
RGT220 Ash, Anyone got one? Ftwizard All Other Guitars (including Prestige) 32 09-07-2005 06:45 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome