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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 05-29-2007, 05:35 PM Thread Starter
 
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Ibanez Maple fingerboard Cleaning Help

Hi all,
I recently bought a late 80s Ibanez with a maple neck. It has Signs of ware in places but the most stand-out bit is at the first few frets.



Any Suggestions how to restore (if possible) to a bright gleaming neck as im not really a fan of the vintage Worn look.

Any Help much Appricated
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post #2 of 14 (permalink) Old 05-29-2007, 08:02 PM
 
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Re: Ibanez Maple fingerboard Cleaning Help

recently i setup a 91 RG model... with maple fretboard and that wearness cant be removed... but dirt can be removed with zippo liquid... it cleans nice... good luck... but if anyone knows how let us know...
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post #3 of 14 (permalink) Old 05-30-2007, 02:40 AM
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Re: Ibanez Maple fingerboard Cleaning Help

If you can't remove the crud with Naptha, try using 0000 steel wool.
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post #4 of 14 (permalink) Old 05-30-2007, 11:41 AM Thread Starter
 
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Re: Ibanez Maple fingerboard Cleaning Help

Hi there thanks for the replies, what type of Naptha is going to be the best for my needs ? I dont really know much about it to be completely honest with you.

Any light shed on this subject for me would be really appriecated.
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Re: Ibanez Maple fingerboard Cleaning Help

I think that kind of wearness is natural part of thin-coated maple fingerboards. You won't remove it unless you sand it donw a lot (and then clear coat the board again...).

But you'll need to remove a lot of wood (relatively).

You'd better clean the dirt and leave those areas like that...
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post #6 of 14 (permalink) Old 05-31-2007, 10:37 AM Thread Starter
 
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Re: Ibanez Maple fingerboard Cleaning Help

Its not really dirty, its just worn.
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Re: Ibanez Maple fingerboard Cleaning Help

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Its not really dirty, its just worn.
Indeed ...
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Re: Ibanez Maple fingerboard Cleaning Help

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Its not really dirty, its just worn.
Worn = dirty

I'm a fan of clean maple myself, but with the looks of that you'd have to sand it WAY low and lose a lot of wood. As much as I love CLEAN maple, in this case I'd say leave it and just play the hell out of it
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Re: Ibanez Maple fingerboard Cleaning Help

Sorry, that's just part of a worn maple fretboard.
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Re: Ibanez Maple fingerboard Cleaning Help

That's maple for ya.
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Re: Ibanez Maple fingerboard Cleaning Help

yeah my tele is like that but not as bad I think it looks pritty cool
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post #12 of 14 (permalink) Old 07-26-2007, 03:55 AM
 
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Re: Ibanez Maple fingerboard Cleaning Help

what about sand the fretboard and then use wood bleach?....i have the same problem with my fretboard, i think it's fungus.
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Re: Ibanez Maple fingerboard Cleaning Help

Keep playing it until the whole neck looks that way

It looks good to me, like it's a good enough guitar to earn the wear. Leave it as is.
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Re: Ibanez Maple fingerboard Cleaning Help

it gives it that lived in look
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