Cleaning Elixirs with dish soap

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by ObeyDaRiffness, Aug 21, 2017.

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  1. ObeyDaRiffness

    ObeyDaRiffness

    Sep 25, 2016
    Stuff like boiling water or alcohol will very probably damage the coating, but what about cleaning them with a little dish soap and a cloth? I have heard people use dish soap to clean strings because it's made to be hard on grease and dirt but soft your skin, therefore it won't damage the wood, so I thought it might not be harmful to the coating. Has anyone tried/is willing to try on old Elixirs he'd be throwing in the garbage anyway?
     
  2. Toptube

    Toptube

    Feb 9, 2009
    You would need to rinse the strings. I would use alcohol wipes or contact elixir and ask what they recommend. They might even have this question of cleaning, posted in a faq on their site.