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post #61 of 68 (permalink) Old 11-02-2014, 07:54 AM
 
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Re: Maple Fret Board Cleaning

Unless you've worn the finish off, maple boards are always cleared, so it could be as simple as wiping it down.

I'd say that you'd want to start with something extremely mild, like a tiny dot of dish soap in warm water and a rag or soft toothbrush. Get a sense if the finish is intact or has been worn away.
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post #62 of 68 (permalink) Old 11-03-2014, 03:09 PM
 
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Re: Maple Fret Board Cleaning

Thank you! Takin' after reading many of the opposing views I was unsure of which way to jump, but the soft toothbrush sounds perfect. The finish is intact on this one.

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post #63 of 68 (permalink) Old 04-20-2015, 02:43 PM
 
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Re: Maple Fret Board Cleaning

A good friend's guitar here. Seems that the previous owner once used a wrong product on some of the frets. Really is a shame. I've been setting her up for him, but I promised myself to make it a personal quest to get the fretboard back to as it should be. He already used steel whool 0000 to get some of, it was quite worse when he got it. But is seems that the dirt or whatever it is is deeper ingrained in the wood, what is being refered to as ghosting here I think. Any opinions ? can it be bleached out without ruining the wood ? Thx !

btw... I really was surprised by these PAF pickups... dang, so crunchy!


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post #64 of 68 (permalink) Old 07-26-2015, 12:04 PM
 
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Re: Maple Fret Board Cleaning

I read about lighter fluid and simple wiping to remove dirt?
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post #65 of 68 (permalink) Old 07-26-2015, 12:50 PM
 
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Re: Maple Fret Board Cleaning

Yeah have you tried simply wiping it down with some Naptha(lighter fluid)? I would give that a shot, looks like it might just be residue/dirt from the steel wool that was used to clean the frets.
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post #66 of 68 (permalink) Old 07-08-2016, 03:42 PM
 
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Re: Maple Fret Board Cleaning

Thank you for this!
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post #67 of 68 (permalink) Old 09-27-2016, 11:49 AM
 
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Re: Maple Fret Board Cleaning

Hello
so i have a prestige model 3250MZ fluorescent orange with a maple neck and fretboard.
now i have read all about cleaning maple fretboard methods and i have used lighter fluid which cleaned the fretboard great , but i am looking to have a more slinkier and faster slide and glide , so can i use stuff like jim dunlop system 65 kit? or GHS fast fret?
note that the guitar is finished but i don't know exactly what type of finish they used.
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post #68 of 68 (permalink) Old 10-16-2016, 03:54 PM
 
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Re: Maple Fret Board Cleaning

What a coincidence. I have the exact same FOR 3250 It has still finish on it? I never tried the dunlop fretboard conditioners, but heard good thing about them. If the finish is still on the board I geuss you can use the same shine products you use on the body.
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