Can I use wipes on my fretboard?
Well-known member. No. Just use a dry microfiber cloth like the ones made by Ernie Ball and wipe off the smudges. Other cloths can be abrasive and scratch the surface.
Should I wipe off fretboard conditioner?
You will not harm the fretboard by over conditioning – as long as you wipe off the excess.
Is Windex safe for guitars?
Household furniture polish and all-purpose cleaners—such as Pine Sol, Windex, and 409—will also damage your finish. The only household product that’s safe to use to clean your guitar is white distilled vinegar.
Can I use alcohol to clean my guitar?
Rubbing alcohol or isopropyl alcohol is a great cleaning product, but it is not recommended for cleaning guitar strings. While rubbing alcohol will do a great job at removing grime from your guitar strings, it can potentially damage your fretboard.
Is lemon oil good for fretboards?
Do NOT use any kind of lemon oil on your maple fretboard–regardless of whether the product contains actual lemon oil or not. Instead, stick to fretboard conditioners like Music Nomad’s F-ONE Oil (may favorite) or plain mineral oil. These don’t contain lemon oil or any artificial colors that can discolor maple.
Can I use Dawn to clean my guitar?
Virtuoso Cleaner is made for cleaning guitars. I prefer a damp cloth for routine cleaning. Yes, a drop or two of dish soap in a small bowl of water is excellent for getting the dirt off, then go over again with warm water with no soap.
Can I use lemon pledge to clean my guitar?
It does not attack anything on your guitar. It is remotely conceivable that silicone would do as much damage as the often-recommended oils for fingerboards (lemon, mineral, linseed) if it was soaked into a poorly done glue joint. But no, silicone does not attack anything used on or in your guitar.
Can you use pledge to clean a guitar?
I’ve used pledge and similar furniture polishes on guitars for over 30 years with no problems. Same with using baby oil on rosewood fretboards, not a problem.
What household items can I use to clean my guitar?
Household furniture polish and all-purpose cleaners—such as Pine Sol, Windex, and 409—will also damage your finish. The only household product that’s safe to use to clean your guitar is white distilled vinegar. It will clean the finish, but do you really want a guitar that smells like a pickle?
Can I use olive oil on guitar fretboard?
You must NOT use coconut oil, olive oil, lemon oil or vinegar on your guitar either the strings, fretboard or any other part. all of these products can cause unrecoverable damage to the wood of your guitar because they are acidic.
Is boiled linseed oil good for guitar fretboards?
Boiled linseed oil is a great treatment for unfinished fingerboards like rosewood – use a rag or towel and rub a small amount into the wood. Let it sit for 20 minutes or so and then buff off the excess, and you’ll be in good shape.
What is safe to clean a guitar with?
What should I use to clean guitar fretboard?
Clean the fretboard – Use fine steel wool to remove stubborn gunk from Rosewood/Ebony/Pau Ferro fretboards, and apply Lemon Oil to re-hydrate. Use a damp cloth to clean Maple fretboards. Polish the guitar body – For Poly-finished (gloss) guitars, spray guitar polish onto a soft cloth and wipe down.
Can I clean my guitar with Windex?
What is in the Wonder Wipes combo box?
Wonder Wipes Combo 6-pack of individually sealed instrument care wipes. Each box includes 1 pack of Fretboard Conditioner, 2 packs of Instrument Polish, and 3 packs of String Cleaner. Individually sealed 6-pack of Wonder Wipe String cleaning moist towelettes. Clean & extend the life of your strings in one easy swipe.
What’s included in the Ernie Ball String cleaning kit?
Change strings, set intonation, adjust the action, check string height and more. Tool kit includes Microfiber Polish Cloth, Wonder Wipes, Heavy Duty String Cutter, Peg Winder, 6-in-1 Screwdriver, Ruler, and durable Hex Wrench Set. Ernie Ball’s proprietary polish formula is oil free and won’t leave a powdery residue on your instrument.
What is Ernie Ball plush microfiber?
The Ernie Ball Plush Microfiber Cloth has over 400,000 microfibers per square inch providing twice the amount of leading competitors to quickly remove dust, dirt, grease and grime without harming the delicate finish. This cloth can be used with or without cleaning solution. Cloth dimensions 12″ x 12″