Question about polishing the fretboard...

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by jenderfazz, Aug 2, 2003.


  1. My fretboard is horribly dirty. I should clean it with lemon oil, apparently (it's rosewood by the way). Just a question: I have this wood polish that's orange based. I'm just wondering if someone has encountered a product like this (which is really amazing on woods like maple) and how it would react to a rosewood fretboard. I'm guessing it should work, it's similar to lemon oil. Thanks.

    PS, can someone recommend a brand of lemon oil to make sure I'm using the right product? Thanks.
     
  2. BTBbassist

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    Apr 20, 2002
    Luthier's Corner would probably be a better place to ask this question. Really great luthiers hang out over there pretty consistently.

    About the question...no idea. :D I use linseed oil to clean my fretboard.

    I do use orange oil type stuff to polish up bare wood on furniture, so I imagine it would work well.
     
  3. Thanks, I'll ask there.
     
  4. DB5

    DB5

    Jul 3, 2001
    Austin Texas
    may I suggest you try Dunlop fingerboard conditioner, its made to treat your fingerboard.
     
  5. dragonbass

    dragonbass

    Feb 17, 2003
    N.Y.
    ........................................EX-Sadowsky Guitars Builder..........................................................
    Kyser LEM-OIL.......best stuff available!
     
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