Endust for neck and fingerboard

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by ThePaste, Oct 21, 2001.

  1. Hey guys, I just dusted my room and I noticed something. I dusted my dresser off with a rag with Endust sprayed on it, when I was done, my dresser was nice and shiny, but sort of "slippery" too. If I waxed my neck and fingerboard with it, would it make them "slippery" too? Or would it just mess them up or something bad?
  2. DarkMazda


    Jun 3, 2000
    I wouldn't do it if i were you, but it may just work since both objects are made of wood... but I would still use Lemon oil for the fingerboard and wax for the body/neck
  3. lo-end


    Jun 15, 2001
    I heard that lindseed oil or linseed oil was the best for that. not sure how its spelled though.
  4. flipperwhite


    Jul 12, 2001
    lemon oil only,if you have already used enddust thats ok,just use lemon oil from now on.:)
  5. On Thu, 16 Dec 1999 22:13:47 -0600, Chris Homco wrote:

    >Hello all.
    >Somone mentioned before how to clean a fretboard / what to use if
    >someone could say again it would be much apprecieated

    here are a couple of comments Roger Sadowsky made via the bottom line


    I can only speak from my experience in oiling fingerboards--I did try using Old English Lemon Oil for about a year and did have the sense that the boards were getting too dry with that. I never tried other types of lemon oil. I also was not commenting on maintaining oil finished basses as I do not do oil finished and do not have any
    expertise or opinion on that.

    However, I have checked the definitive finishing reference book "Understanding Wood Finishing" by Bob Flexner. He writes:
    "MYTH: Oil finishes should be maintained with lemon oil
    FACT: Lemon oil, an oily mineral-spirits solvent with a lemon scent
    added, is a very short-lived maintenance product. It is a furniture polish that will help pick up dust, add temporary shine to a dull surface, and reduce scratching until it evaporates--which it will do
    within a few days. The fresh scent it imparts is a large part of its appeal."

    I hope this helps!

    Roger Sadowsky
  6. Angus

    Angus Supporting Member

    Apr 16, 2000
    Palo Alto, CA
    Wax?! He has a painted bass!!!
  7. Wax my car? It's painted!!!
    Wax my furniture? It's laquered!!!
  8. flipperwhite


    Jul 12, 2001
    of course lemon oil only lasts a short time,thats why you have to apply it now and then,I would tell Rodge a short lived oil replacement is better than none at all,all I know is I have used it since I bought my 76' thunderbird new and then on all my guitars since and I definitly can tell the difference.
  9. Hategear

    Hategear Workin' hard at hardly workin'.

    Apr 6, 2001
    Appleton, Swissconsin
    I have used Old English Lemon Oil in the past with good, if not short-lived results. As far as cleaning and polishing painted surfaces, I use a product called Pro Honda Spray Cleaner and Polish. You can find it at any Honda MC dealership. You can spray it directly on your bass, or onto a rag and then wipe it onto your bass, wait for it to dry for a bit and then polish it off. Oh yeah, I like the smell of it too! ;)

    PS...It may be a bit too greasy to use a lot of it, but what about a very thin coat of gun oil on the fretboard and frets? Has anyone ever tried that?
  10. lo-end


    Jun 15, 2001
    holy crap its Roger Sadowsky! :eek:
  11. lo-end


    Jun 15, 2001
    whoops I am ******** :rolleyes: :D
  12. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Supporting Member

    But he has posted here in the past.