Feed-n-wax on nitro?

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by flyingfinbar, Jul 28, 2017.

  1. Hey folks.

    Is it safe to use Howard's Feed-n-wax on a nitro finished neck? If you're unfamiliar, it is a mix of beeswax, carnauba wax, and orange oil. Thanks in advance!
  2. 96tbird

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  3. lefty1979

    lefty1979 Supporting Member

    Mar 30, 2008
    DFW, texas
    It's safe but I don't know that it will do much for you. Those type of products tend to be aimed at things with an oil finish. You'd just be applying wax on top of the existing nitrocellulose lacquer finish. A nitro finish shouldn't need to be "refreshed" like an oil finish. For example, I used to have an old Warwick with the oil finish. A good application of the beeswax based polish they recommended made it shine like new. That same application on my nitro finished P bass would just create a haze on the finish if it did anything.
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  4. Zooberwerx

    Zooberwerx Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 21, 2002
    Virginia Beach, VA
    It's a waste of Weed 'n Feed as it's intended for oil / wax finishes. A super-fine polish such as Zymol would be more appropriate.

  5. guy n. cognito

    guy n. cognito Secret Agent Member

    Dec 28, 2005
    Nashville, TN
    I can't say if it's safe, but it certainly seems to be the wrong product for your intended use...
  6. Cool, thanks for the info, all.