has the magic bullet fret grime disipator been discovered yet?

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by Bass V, Dec 8, 2017.


  1. Bass V

    Bass V

    Dec 11, 2008
    Honolulu, Hawaii
    we know solvents like alcohol aren't good for finishes and I'm not keen on dark gunk seeping further into the wood along the slots, what can make the micro-crud disappear instantly or emulsify and draw it out for removal? I've acquired an old maple fretboard which isn't in bad shape but it's someone else's DNA and it wasn't Jaco, I'd like it to look new again at those points.
     
  2. charlie monroe

    charlie monroe Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 14, 2011
    Buffalo, NY
  3. Bass V

    Bass V

    Dec 11, 2008
    Honolulu, Hawaii
    it's been on my short list but does it actually pull gunge out of the pits?
     
  4. charlie monroe

    charlie monroe Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 14, 2011
    Buffalo, NY
    I saw a YT video a while back where they cleaned up a 20 y/o Peavey guitar that had never even been in the same room as a clean cloth or steel wool.

    I was impressed.

    I have not used the product myself as I tend to stay ahead of the grunge monster.
     
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  5. Axstar

    Axstar Inactive

    Jul 8, 2016
    Scotland.
    I've had good luck with naptha and an old toothbrush. I do this when I'm doing fretwork anyway, so a bit of dirt isn't an issue. I tend to re-oil the wood (if it is rosewood) after using naptha as it is quite harsh on the oils in the wood.
     
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  6. A toothbrush and Lemon Oil will get a lot of it off.
     
    Last edited: Dec 10, 2017
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