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Dude, good info. I will post pics when I start my 77PMC restore . Good stuff!
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We don't have Simple Green here in the UK so after much research I resorted to the simple method of using a fine grade wire wool. As you can see from the pics below there was no clear coat to worry about...

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For me a dirty maple board is cool looking. That aside, is there something that folks who do not desire that happening can put on their board to keep it from happening?. Seeing your 550 makes me yearn for mine. I think I will bring my soldering iron home and put it back together.
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Yes, re-sealing the board with a new clear coat. That and keeping your hands clean and keeping your finger nails cut.
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i use lemon oil and citrus solvent on my fretboard when i clean them
Um looking at my bottle of Dunlop ultimate lemon oil bottle it states clearly not for use on maple fretboards, are they wrong ?
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So after buying a used JEM777DY with a dirty neck I looked around the house to see what I could find to clean it with.



Yo Cap, that board was perfect when I sold it to you!.....LOL
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Um looking at my bottle of Dunlop ultimate lemon oil bottle it states clearly not for use on maple fretboards, are they wrong ?
No they're not wrong, you should never use lemon oil on mapple board.
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About a year ago I made the mistake of listening to an obviously inept Guitar Center employee who told me "sure, you can use Dunlop guitar polish on your maple fretboard! We do it all the time here!". I've been trying to get the board to dry out and de-stick ever since. Thankfully it was only my old RG450, but still...

Sadly enough I did see evidence to back up his claim at Guitar Center; an Eric Johnson strat amongst others was sporting quite the stained looking maple fretboard. Enough to make a grown man cry
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i use lemon oil and citrus solvent on my fretboard when i clean them
seconded on lemon oil. i just use old english and an old wash cloth or sock. works great.
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seconded on lemon oil. i just use old english and an old wash cloth or sock. works great.
On rosewood yes. On maple, bad idea.
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I have bought this BFP,it was very cheap but fretboard was in very bad conditon so i decided to clean it! Just sanding and applying shelac!

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It looks very cool to me now...












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On rosewood yes. On maple, bad idea.
Hi, what will it do to maple?

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short answer is all every kind of oils have got the same properties of acids.their ph values are as low as the natural finishes-and the oil that wood contains.that means other natural oil finishes or wood oils can be solved with lemon oil(which is very acidy and very thin to get the inside of wood)..so it is harmfull for the fredboard finish and the maple wood(it gets to wood to from cavity of the freds or litle scrachs).not only for fredboard sometimes its very harmfull for natural finishes.if your want to polish your natural finishes or fredboards use carnabua wax..on the other hand -lemon oil is very effective thing to clean the rosewood fredboards because rosewood do not contain own oils in it and to many cavities on it to get dirt.also its good thing to care rosewood againest to drying
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So, this begs the question:

Will Simple Green strip the finish off a maple board? I actually want to remove the finish, but don't want to damage the frets or sand the board.
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