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Cleaning Wenge

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by therealting, May 21, 2004.

  1. I just restrung my MTD fretless five yesterday and it sounds like a new thing.

    When I stripped it down to clean the fingerboard though, I wasn't completely sure what to do. I've always used Pledge on fingerboards because it seems to keep them clean, moist and smooth but I'm not sure whether that's the best thing to do.

    Also the fretless has a wenge 'board, which has a more open grain.

    Any advice?

  2. Finger Blister

    Finger Blister

    Jul 8, 2003
    Boiled Linseed Oil is recommended by Warwick
    for their Wenge Fretboards.

    I use it on my Wenge board.

    It leaves a 'hard' oil finish.
  3. 66pbass


    Dec 25, 2002
    Pittsburgh, PA
    Mike T told me to use Jim Dunlop formula #02 once a month or so on my MTD.

    Just loosen the strings, apply liberally and then wipe it off with a clean rag.

    #02 is the "Deep Penetrating Fretboard Conditioner"
  4. ubersam


    Oct 12, 2000
    I've only cleaned my wenge board once, after getting from it's previous owner. I scraped off whatever buildup there was with the edge of a credit card, there wasn't alot. Then followed it up with a little orange oil (10% d-limonene, 90% mineral oil) on a rag.