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post #31 of 68 (permalink) Old 08-27-2009, 11:03 AM
 
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Re: Maple Fret Board Cleaning

I'd like to lightly sand my board and apply tru-oil on it, not too much just enough too keep it clean and make it look nice. If possible I'd also like tyo bring out the grain a little, I don't want to use ant dye though. I've read that if you dampen it the grain pops out, do you apply the finish with the board damp or dry if this really works? Any tips?

P.S. I've got sharktooth inlays should I apply this oil over them or not?

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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.

If the finish is very thin and already wearing through then it's quite possible it will remove a lot more of it. I've only ever tried it on 1 JEM neck and it did remove most of the original board clear that was left, but it was very thin clear.
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Hmmm, I might give it a shot. Last resort will be actual paint remover....
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can somebody summarize the best way to clean a maple board? I'm to lazy and confused to decipher the conflicting instructions in this thread.
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I use the bore oil method with an electric toothbrush. I've had great results.



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Steel wool, razor, Tru Oil...
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Just make sure to use 000 steel wool.



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this is thread is great i was reading all the post and i had never heard lemon oil was bad for maple which im happy to know because im going to need to clean my maple neck soon
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Re: Maple Fret Board Cleaning

so just to be clear (no pun). Can you use tung oil on the board AND back of the neck? how do you properly apply it?? I am thinking about lightly using 0000 steel wool on the front and back, it seems to be a popular method, but popular is not always "proper". a little help *coughrichcough*
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Re: Maple Fret Board Cleaning

I cant really talk but It'd be good if someone listed all of the oils, what they'll do and if they remove the coat and how to apply them.
Sorta like:

"xxxx" Oil
Application: Use 'x' amount by dabbing it onto cloth and rubbing it onto a dry surface
Effect : Cleans board and may remove some coat
Other: For coated boards only, buy from such and such stores, costs *** amount


Just a suggestion!
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i use bore oil applied with a dry, lint-free cloth.



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Re: Maple Fret Board Cleaning

hello,i hav a ibanez s470dx and its fretboard is pretty much dirty:P
i dont kno how to clean it as i heard that lemon oil is not good for maple fretboards.
how can i clean it??
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Re: Maple Fret Board Cleaning

i ordered some 3m flexible polishing papers a few days ago from stewmacDOTcom(sry cant post links yet) and got them last night. they worked so well for cleaning my fretboard, made it look like new and with the finest grit i even polished it to a smooth finish. the finer grits can also make your frets shine like new. i found these to be better than steel wool cuz i thought steel wool would be too abbrasive. these are for non finished fretboards tho!!! unless you wanna intentionally strip your finish hah
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i ordered some 3m flexible polishing papers a few days ago from stewmacDOTcom(sry cant post links yet) and got them last night. they worked so well for cleaning my fretboard, made it look like new and with the finest grit i even polished it to a smooth finish. the finer grits can also make your frets shine like new. i found these to be better than steel wool cuz i thought steel wool would be too abbrasive. these are for non finished fretboards tho!!! unless you wanna intentionally strip your finish hah
Something similar to the micro mesh products?
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Re: Maple Fret Board Cleaning

yea the 3m polishing papers are good for minor dirt grime build up on your fretboard or any other non clearcoated wood and clean frets and and other metals on your guitar. theyre really great for getting the wood really smooth. if you have a suuuuuper dirty fretboard, then another method should be used like super fine steel wool or bore oil cleaning. the micro mesh ones ive never tried, but i think theyre more for getting metals and finishes to shine, rather than remove dirt build up from woods.
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