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Cleaning Nylon Strings

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by NoNoise, Apr 7, 2005.

  1. NoNoise

    NoNoise Supporting Member

    Mar 5, 2005
    New Jersey
    This is probably a stupid question, but what should I use to clean nylon strings? I use some formula to clean my other strings, but I'm afraid to use it on nylon unless someone tells me it won't eat them away or something. Thanks.

    btw: they are la bellas if that matters any.
  2. ONYX


    Apr 14, 2000
    You can just wipe them down with a damp ( slightly moist-NOT soaking wet) towel. You don't necessarily have to use alcohol or other types of solvents.

    I haven't used nylon wound strings in a long time, but I seem to remember that I'd wipe mine down with naptha. That was probably overkill and I wouldn't recomend doing that today.
  3. NoNoise

    NoNoise Supporting Member

    Mar 5, 2005
    New Jersey
    Thanks for the reply. It is most helpful :)