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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 11-19-2009, 08:40 AM Thread Starter
 
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Cleaning your guitar (mostly frets)

I wipe my guitar down after playing all the time and wash my hands bla bla bla so are you supposed to clean your frets with that lemon juice stuff? Cause my frets aren't the metal looking colour that they were originally and I've noticed even my oldest guitars I've never cleaned the frets with lemon juice.

Only lately I've noticed this (I have a relaxed brain) and should I buy lemon juice to clean the frets or just wipe 'em down like I always did?
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 11-19-2009, 08:59 AM
 
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Re: Cleaning your guitar (mostly frets)

This is what I use.
http://www.gorgomyte.com/
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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 11-20-2009, 01:06 PM
 
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Re: Cleaning your guitar (mostly frets)

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This is what I use.
http://www.gorgomyte.com/
cool, I've always used 0000 steel wool, but after reading up on this stuff, I'll have to give it a try.
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Re: Cleaning your guitar (mostly frets)

Dont use lemon juice. I dont think the acid in it would do anything any good. You usually use lemon oil on the fretboard (if its rosewood) and 0000 steel wool to polish the frets up.
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Re: Cleaning your guitar (mostly frets)

Do Not use lemon juice. you can use Lemon Oil. I use Old English Lemon Oil. It seems to work wonders for me. Of course first I cleaned the Fingerboard of all the dirt and goo with 0000 Steel Wool then wiped it down with the Old English. The Lemon Oil is not very expensive and it lasts a long time, not only that you can use it on any wood furniture you may have too. The bottle I bought will probably last me a couple years even though I use it on furniture and my Fingerboard. I also see a lot of fingerboard oils and cleaners at Guitar Center or many of the online Instrument companies.
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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 11-20-2009, 09:33 PM
 
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Re: Cleaning your guitar (mostly frets)

I use the 0000 steel wool to clean and polish and then I give it a rub down with "Dr. Duck's Ax Wax." Which strangley enough contains no wax. It appears to do the same thing as the gorgomyte but cost less.

After using it on the 19 year old S540 I got yesterday, the frets are shiny enough to reflect my coloured strings.
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