best polish

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by john b carvalho, Dec 7, 2001.

  1. john b carvalho

    john b carvalho Supporting Member

    Oct 26, 2001
    Don't know if this subject has been posted before,but I was wondering what some of you are using to maintain the finish on your basses.Types of polish and so forth.I use a woodwind oil for my fingerboards and on my tung oil finished bass

  2. I use a tiny bit of Lemon Oil every now and again on my tung oiled bass, mainly for the fingerboard.

    I use Martin guitar polish for my hard finish, it works pretty well
  3. Funkster


    Apr 6, 2000
    Wormtown, MA
    Ive tried a lot of different ones and I like the Gibson polish the best in the orange & white bottle, and I always use Lemon oil on a rosewood fretboard. I hope this helps
    The Dunlop stuff is ok also.
  4. lo-end


    Jun 15, 2001
    Martin Guitar polish is the best. It has the horse on the bottle, I believe.
  5. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Staff Member Supporting Member

    The Dunlop stuff works well on a hard finish. So does Windex.
  6. john b carvalho

    john b carvalho Supporting Member

    Oct 26, 2001
    Thanks guys,I have been using the Martin polish for quite a few years,but I was told that they recently changed the formula,don't know the truth behind the claim.but it came to me by a reputable guitar tech. .I bought this product made by Pro Shine that I am not to keen on.He also recommend that I use the woodwind oil as a conditioner (clarinets,oboe's,basson's which I think are made out of ebony) in place of the lemon oil which is more so a cleaner and tends to dry the wood.Since there was few recommendations for the Dunlop polish I think I will give it a try.
  7. I don`t have any exotic/fine wood basses but....

    I`ve been using the ghs Guitar Gloss and am really happy with the results.Works like waxing a car,rub it on,then wipe it clean.

    "Wax on,wax off Daniel-san." :rolleyes: