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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 12-13-2003, 10:19 AM Thread Starter
 
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Is it safe to use WD-40 instead of fastfret?

Hey,

I need an advice about this..

I find myself buying a new fastfret too often.. the problem with the fastfret in music stores aruond here, is that they're all dry. its almost impossible to buy one that will last for more than 2 weeks..and i diont use it much as it is.

now, i have a bunch of WD-40 cans.. i was wondering if they are safe to use on my guitars. I know paul gilbert uses a load of that stuff on his axes..

whacha guyz say?

thanks

p.s, if its safe, how should i apply it? spray a little on a towel and rub the entire fretboard, or just pass it on the strings?
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 12-13-2003, 10:36 AM
 
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They say it's safe to use on wood, but i wouldn't use it, simply because i can't stand the smell of the stuff, and wouldn't want it on my hands.

Because WD-40 displaces moisture, i'd be concerned about it drying out the fretboard if you spray it directly on the neck. It might be better just to wipe it on the strings, or even put some WD-40 in a shallow container and soak your new strings in it before you put them on.
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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 12-22-2003, 04:18 PM
 
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I'm assuming this is to clean gunk off strings - what would this do for new strings?
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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 12-22-2003, 04:26 PM
 
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I'm assuming this is to clean gunk off strings - what would this do for new strings?
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