Fret board cleaning

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  1. GM4500

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    I use jeweler's rouge on the frets.
    I use masking tape to keep the rouge off the fingerboard.
    First, I'd clean the (rosewood) fingerboard with lemon oil and a fingernail brush, and dry it with clean (white) 100% cotton rag.
    Easy.
     
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    beagle Friend of Leo's

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    Solvol Autosol and a soft cloth. Mask it up first.
     
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    That needs wiped over with some lighter fluid and then scraped with a Stanley blade to remove all the gunk and DNA from the wood and then wiped down again with lighter fuel and then Lemon oil or Hydrate to feed the fretboard.
     
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    I use Simple Green All Purpose with a soft brissell tooth brush on the fretboard, Never Dull on the frets then Dunlop lemon oil on the fretboard. Looks brand new every time. A few us use this method on YouTube.
     
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    I use planet Waves fret polishing and their hydrate fingerboard conditioner.
     
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    Mask them off>800 grit paper>1200 micro mesh>Flitz or jeweler"s rouge with a felt wheel on the Foredom (or Dremel).
     
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    I like this. http://www.ebay.com/itm/NEW-Gorgomy...919609?hash=item43d9257579:g:AHsAAOSwv0tVAxoI

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    Yeah it cost $10 for a single cloth but you cut one into 1 1/2" to 2" squares and you can do 10 guitars with one cloth. I use one every time I change strings because it does a nice job of keeping my frets smooth and the fret board clean and conditioned if it's rosewood. Spending a buck to do that each time I do a string change isn't outrageous to me and it works very, very well.
     
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    gitold Friend of Leo's

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    Funny I just bought some of that a few weeks ago but haven't used it yet. Thanks for the review.
     
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    Another vote for Gorgomyte! Cleans fretboard and polishes frets in one go. Plays like buttah after!!
     
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    Oh yeah no problem. Seems to me your good buddy suggested this stuff to you awhile ago.:lol::lol:
     
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    After the cleaning, treat the wood with bore oil....it will look like new for years. What you clean it with is personal preference. I don't use lemon oil at all, but many do.
     
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