What kind of safe cleaning fluid can I use to clean my bass guitar?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by energyj, Dec 9, 2005.

  1. energyj


    Nov 20, 2005
    Its dirty because my Dad's friend picked it up with his greasy fingers! >:|

    I like to keep my bass clean like a Samurai sword. Of course, cleaning my bass with a cloth every morning is like a religious ritual.

    Anyway, will water do? Or Windex? Or some kind of other liquid?
  2. ClassicJazz

    ClassicJazz Bottom Feeders Unite!! Supporting Member

    Sep 19, 2005
    Delray Beach, Florida
    I have used Martin Guitar Polish for years with good results....
  3. energyj


    Nov 20, 2005
    Perhaps I should ask: "What cheap, household solution can I use"
  4. jdean


    Nov 4, 2005
    sf bay
    I use pledge furniture polish. Is that cheap?

  5. Luis Fabara

    Luis Fabara

    Aug 13, 2000
    Ecuador (South America)
    Audio Pro - Ecuador
    Pledge works great.

    After that.. I found that Dunlop Formula 65 work wonders
  6. Showdown


    Jan 21, 2002
    Honolulu, Hawaii
    For daily cleaning the ones mentioned already are great. For serious cleaning of really dirty basses use naptha. Then guitar polish afterward. The naptha will get old polish, dirt, grime, spilled beer (trust me on this one), and other sticky stuff off without damaging the finish.
  7. Johnny Fila

    Johnny Fila Formerly "The Crusader" Supporting Member

    Nov 21, 2004
    Macungie, PA
    gasoline :)
  8. I'll second the suggestion for the Martin polish. It cleans and polishes.

    Paul Mac
  9. DJ88


    Dec 9, 2005
    NC US
    I used windex on mine the first few times and I was told it would hurt it. Is that something true? Since I heard it i've not gone near mine with anything for cleaning.