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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 01-26-2006, 07:51 PM Thread Starter
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Oxidized Frets

I just purchased a UV from a guy who had it stored a long time. The grets have nasty green oxidization on them. What is the proper way to clean the frets? Its on a UV777BK if that matters. Thanks

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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 01-26-2006, 08:18 PM
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Re: Oxidized Frets

very fine steel wool followed by a good cleaning, then application of lemon oil to the fretboard will do the job fine. steel wool detritus will cling to the pickup polepieces, so it's wise to cover/mask the body while you do the cleanup, otherwise you will spend forever picking steel wool shrapnel off the magnets!
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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 01-26-2006, 08:57 PM
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Re: Oxidized Frets

how much did you get it for, i have been looking into getting one
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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 01-26-2006, 10:50 PM Thread Starter
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Re: Oxidized Frets

Thanks David. I will give that a try.
I got it for a super sweet price of $1k.
Other than the frets being nasty, the guitar might as well be "mint".
Its a beautiful guitar and my first Jem series with the all-access neck joint.
I started playing my Jackson SL2H a lot because of the neck-thru ease of playability. The UV777bk is equally as easy to access.
I am very happy so far. Cheers
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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 01-26-2006, 11:01 PM
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Re: Oxidized Frets

What I do to clean and polish frets FAST is to mask off the fretboard(the most time consuming part), and then use some metal cleaning agent on a lint free cloth, wipe dry with a second cloth and then rub on some metal polishing agent(I use a product called Nevr Dull for polishing but created my own metal cleaning agent for frets that actually safe on fretboards[at least non-maple fretboards]).

Essentially it takes less than 10 minutes to clean and polish frets to a shine that have a super smooth finish. I used to clean with steel wool and stuff, but I find that using Chemical cleaners produces better results as long as I mask the fretboard. I use steel wool only after a fretlevel to finely polish frets before some microfiber.
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