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Cleaning a guitar

#1 Post by guitarmattms » Thu Oct 08, 2009 8:17 pm

So, I just got a used guitar from a good friend of mine and it's been used quit a bit. Just got done polishing the frets and cleaning the fretboard. However, there are towns of finger prints on the neck... Not sure it's like what you get from a lot of use or if it's from being a dirty too long. How Can I get these finger prints off....


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Re: Cleaning a guitar

#2 Post by Jeries » Fri Oct 09, 2009 2:08 am

i buy one of these
http://accessories.musiciansfriend.com/ ... sku=425269" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

once a year and lasts me for all my guitars

use the freboard cleaner twice and the conditioner... polish the frets themselves with the fret polisher cloth

and then use the guitar body spray on the back of the neck and i think you'll be in good shape

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Re: Cleaning a guitar

#3 Post by SIRIUSB » Fri Oct 09, 2009 12:49 pm

You may need to de-wax the body, remove the years of wax buildup and then polish it up. Dunlop makes a cleaner prep for the fingerboard which I use for this purpose, it is safe on the finish and will remove the years of glop, though it may take some effort.

Dunlop 01 or anything that says it removes wax build up like Dunlop 65.

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#4 Post by Big Bad Bill » Fri Oct 09, 2009 1:19 pm

The Fender Meguirs Guitar Cleaning kit is excellent. They make polishes for Ferraris I believe!

http://www.fender.co.uk/products//searc ... 0990508000" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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#5 Post by Jeries » Fri Oct 09, 2009 3:43 pm

SIRIUSB wrote:You may need to de-wax the body, remove the years of wax buildup and then polish it up. Dunlop makes a cleaner prep for the fingerboard which I use for this purpose, it is safe on the finish and will remove the years of glop, though it may take some effort.

Dunlop 01 or anything that says it removes wax build up like Dunlop 65.
(read exactly what i wrote above you w/link)

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#6 Post by R1FSR » Sat Oct 10, 2009 3:10 am

Big Bad Bill wrote:The Fender Meguirs Guitar Cleaning kit is excellent. They make polishes for Ferraris I believe!

http://www.fender.co.uk/products//searc ... 0990508000" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;



Many Thanks for the heads up BBB ...ive used meguirs for years on my bikes and i wont use anything else ..its brilliant stuff ...id reccomend it to anyone .
i will try the instrument kit soon as i can find some ...cheers.

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Re: Cleaning a guitar

#7 Post by teokiatuan » Sat Oct 10, 2009 6:57 am

I use an auto brand too, Auto Glym.
Works great

Teo

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#9 Post by teokiatuan » Tue Nov 10, 2009 8:03 am

Uhh, i love my jp but i have to say their Instrument Polish is pretty horrible.

I bought one a few months back and when i opened it up, there was hardly any wetness/waxiness/soapiness(you get the idea) to the wipe. It felt like the polish had dried up because it had sat in the store for too long.

Shot an email to EB Customer Service, and they sent me a new pack for free. Great guys.

Opened it up, and it was exactly the same!
Pretty disappointing stuff, the Instrument Polish.

The fretboard conditioner is good though, soaked in lemon oil.

Might want to look into an alternative for cleaning your guitar body...
I think most of us who've gone with auto polishes have had good results.

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