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What to use to clean maple fretboard

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by XtheDeadPawn, Aug 3, 2012.

  1. XtheDeadPawn


    May 24, 2008
    Well I'm a happy owner of a ATK305 and I've owned it for a couple years I've never cleaned it's fretboard though.
    I suppose it's time to do that.

    So what can I use that won't dry out my maple fretboard?

    I have some Dunlop fretboard wipes however they suggest I not use it on maple so that's why I'm asking.
  2. 96tbird

    96tbird PLEASE STAND BY Supporting Member

    Maple * always * has finish (poly these days) on it. It is never left unfinished, it stains too easily. As long as the finish is not worn through, a damp microfiber cloth will remove the funk. If it's stubborn, use naptha. Dry it off well. Then just wipe with a dry microfiber after each time you play.
  3. walterw

    walterw Supportive Fender Gold Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 20, 2009
    yep, or just clean it with the same plain ol' guitar polish you use on the rest of the bass. it's all equally "finished", so don't worry about it.
  4. XtheDeadPawn


    May 24, 2008
    Cool thanks!

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