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Cleaning the neck of a Squier Vintage Modified Jazz Bass

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by Chifilis, Dec 25, 2012.

  1. Chifilis


    Dec 24, 2011
    Hello everyone

    I have an Squier Vintage Modified Jazz Bass and I don't know what to use to clean the neck, I have Ernie Ball guitar polish but I suppose is only for the body and also someone recommended to me lighter fluid but I'm not sure if it works for my bass

  2. P. Aaron

    P. Aaron Supporting Member

    Use the guitar polish. Lighter fluid is for...well...lighters. The maple neck on there is probably poly or nitro or some such that the guitar polish is what should be used.

    No need to go exotic. Normal care with electric instrument related care products.

    P.S. cool lookin' bass.
  3. 96tbird

    96tbird PLEASE STAND BY Supporting Member

    Lighter fluid is great for stubborn finger funk. I'm sure you'll find that it was discovered well before lighters were invented. Nitro hasn't been used for years in mass produced instruments. Your Squier is poly finished. You can safely use windex on it if you want. Warm water. Deionized water. Whatever, any mild detergent just dry well after. Then polish as desired. Modern poly coatings are extremely durable and impervious.
  4. Finish on VM necks is a satin poly-urethane. Any cleaner you could use on a poly finish would be OK. Just be wary of polishes that might gloss up the satin a bit.
  5. Turnaround

    Turnaround Commercial User

    May 6, 2004
    Toronto Canada
    Independent Instrument Technician, and Contractor to Club Bass and Guitar - Toronto
    If you like a satin finish, never use a polish. For that matter, never use a polish to clean something. Use a cleaner. Then, if you want, use a polish to put a shine on it.
  6. audioglenn


    Jul 14, 2012
    Great bass! I have seven of this exact bass and have used lighter fluid to clean ALL of the necks and have had no problems. I've also used lighter fluid on all of my other necks without any adverse reactions.