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Any tips for cleaning/protecting maple fretboard?

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by Groundloop, Mar 5, 2006.

  1. Groundloop


    Jun 21, 2005
    Over the last few months I've noticed a growing amount of pale gray discoloration on the G string side of the fretboard on my Lakland 55-02, mostly between the 4th and 10th frets. Any ideas how to clean this off, and an easy protective finish (Tru Oil?) to keep it from recurring?

    Thanks in advance.
  2. Greg Johnsen

    Greg Johnsen

    May 1, 2005
    Hickory NC
    heh, I've gotten the same thing on my fretless maple board and I finally got sick of it and sanded it down. Sadly, I don't think you can do that with a fretless, but clean it, then use some orange oil and that might help. I'm going to use Tung Oil to protect my board, but again, not sure if this will work on a fretted board.

  3. BillyB_from_LZ

    BillyB_from_LZ Supporting Member

    Sep 7, 2000
    Lighter fluid (napthalene) works well for removing finger funk from a maple fingerboard.

    Check out the Ernie Ball site too...I believe that they have instructions for cleaning up maple fingerboards.

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