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Phenolic fretboard ?

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by Shaffon, Feb 28, 2013.


  1. Shaffon

    Shaffon

    Feb 24, 2013
    I have a 97 modulus flea bass. The fret board is fading in some areas. And we're we had to get some ca glue off by lightly sanding. Is there anything that will bring the color back out of the phenolic fret board.
     
  2. atomicdog

    atomicdog

    Jun 18, 2011
    I would ask Modulus for advice.
     
  3. Shaffon

    Shaffon

    Feb 24, 2013
    You can never reach them. I've tried email and calling horrible customer service.
     
  4. Art Araya

    Art Araya

    May 29, 2006
    Palm Coast, FL
    Emailed three times . No response ever. Horrible support.
     
  5. Lesfunk

    Lesfunk Supporting Member

    a little wd 40
     
  6. Funky-Wunky

    Funky-Wunky

    Jun 15, 2004
    Maryland
    There is a dye that is used for fiberglass that might work, I could find out what it is if you want.
     
  7. Shaffon

    Shaffon

    Feb 24, 2013
    That would be great.
     
  8. Art Araya

    Art Araya

    May 29, 2006
    Palm Coast, FL
    Wd40 and a toothbrush is what modulus recommends for cleaning their fretboard.
     
  9. Shaffon

    Shaffon

    Feb 24, 2013
    Thanks
     
  10. Shaffon

    Shaffon

    Feb 24, 2013
    It worked I tried wd40 tonight and it brought it to life thanks everyone.
     
  11. seang15

    seang15

    Aug 28, 2008
    Cary NC
    This for sure.
     
  12. Growly Lytes

    Growly Lytes

    Dec 4, 2009
    Downunder Oz
    Bass player
    What.....really are you serious ?
    Thats scary.
     
  13. Shaffon

    Shaffon

    Feb 24, 2013
    Yup it worked it looks great to. Ill prob wake up in the morning and my neck will be melted. Lol.
     
  14. Shaffon

    Shaffon

    Feb 24, 2013
    Worried about using wd 40 anyone been using it a while. Just a bit scared and would love some reassurance that I haven't messed up.
     
  15. Shaffon

    Shaffon

    Feb 24, 2013
    Bump
     
  16. Boompow

    Boompow

    Feb 15, 2013
    Murphy's oil soap seems to bring fretboards back to life and it smells good.cleans the grime off too.
     
  17. Shaffon

    Shaffon

    Feb 24, 2013
    Worried about using wd 40 anyone been using it a while. Just a bit scared and would love some reassurance that I haven't messed up my bass in the long run.
     
  18. Hund Basses

    Hund Basses

    May 17, 2009
    Buffalo, NY
    Zon recommends wd40 for cleaning the phenolic boards, it will be fine
     
  19. Shaffon

    Shaffon

    Feb 24, 2013
    Thanks
     
  20. Shaffon

    Shaffon

    Feb 24, 2013
    Got a email from moduls

    Not to worry, WD-40 will not damage your fingerboard, it is what we use and recommend. However, that is only for phenolic fingerboards (all Modulus Flea basses have phenolic boards), if you have a Modulus neck with a wood fingerboard we recommend using mineral oil.

    Regards,

    Joe Perman
    Modulus Guitars
    jperman@modulusguitar
     

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