"cleaning materials" on a vintage finish help. I have a 63 Fender Jazz bass. Honestly? I am scared to wipe it down with anything heavier then a damp cloth. The thing is beautiful, fully stock, no mods or anything but the previous owner, who purchaced the bass brand new had put a plastic body protector on it. It had strips around the edge and after 50 years this has turned into a gummy paste. How do I get this stuff off without destroying that 50 year old finish? Truely, I am just a hobbiest when it comes to Bass guitars and I am way out of my comfort zone on this one.