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post Feb 22 2009, 01:01 PM
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Ok, i was restrining and cleaning up a charvel when i applied some lem-oil to the fret board. i did know what wood the fretboard was made of guess i should have checked first. i now have white marks on the fret board, does any one know how i can get rid of these. i have attached some photos. any advice would be appreciated.

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post Feb 22 2009, 01:05 PM
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The marks are wood structure, they were there before! The lemon oil just darkened the wood arround them, making the white spots stand out more...


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post Feb 22 2009, 04:59 PM
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QUOTE (ZakkWylde @ Feb 22 2009, 12:05 PM) *
The marks are wood structure, they were there before! The lemon oil just darkened the wood arround them, making the white spots stand out more...



thanks feel better for knowing i havnt completely goofed it up. do you know of anyhting i can do to resotre a lighter colour to make them seem less obvious??


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post Feb 22 2009, 05:05 PM
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In addition to Zakks post, either lemon oil or dirt have cought up in the rosewood grains. Try to really wipe out those grains using soft dumped cloth and using circular motions.


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post Feb 22 2009, 05:10 PM
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Well, that's the curse of a rosewood fretboard. After playing over an ebony or a maple covered one - you consider to change to neck on all your guitars. But Ivan's solution could be useful I'm gonna try that too.


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post Feb 22 2009, 05:20 PM
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dont know about changing the neck but i will certainly give ivans suggestion a try. thanks

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post Feb 22 2009, 05:53 PM
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QUOTE (dusty @ Feb 22 2009, 05:20 PM) *
dont know about changing the neck but i will certainly give ivans suggestion a try. thanks

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ivan what do you mean "dumped" cloth?


ofc I was exaggerating! I have two guitars, both with rosewood fretboard and I just have to deal with the characteristics of the material


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post Feb 22 2009, 06:00 PM
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QUOTE (dusty @ Feb 22 2009, 04:20 PM) *
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ivan what do you mean "dumped" cloth?

I think he means 'dampened' cloth!
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post Feb 22 2009, 06:41 PM
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QUOTE (Sensible Jones @ Feb 22 2009, 05:00 PM) *
I think he means 'dampened' cloth!
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ok yeah that makes sense, will give it a go.


QUOTE (dusty @ Feb 22 2009, 03:59 PM) *
thanks feel better for knowing i havnt completely goofed it up. do you know of anyhting i can do to resotre a lighter colour to make them seem less obvious??


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My apologies to Micke for illegal language, point taken and refrain from using in future.

QUOTE (berko @ Feb 22 2009, 04:53 PM) *
ofc I was exaggerating! I have two guitars, both with rosewood fretboard and I just have to deal with the characteristics of the material



i understand, fretboard material is not something i have ever really given any serious thouth to until now, researching this topic and trying to find a fix has been dizzying


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QUOTE (dusty @ Feb 22 2009, 06:41 PM) *
My apologies to Micke for illegal language, point taken and refrain from using in future.

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Sorry I meant dampened cloth like the cloth that is a bit wet (with hot water) rather than being soaked.


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Sounds like your frets got a lot of dust and dirt on them. It happens a lot when you don't frequently change strings and take care of fretboard. It also helps if you wash your hands always before you play guitar as any dirt of your fingers will get on strings and go into frets.


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post Feb 22 2009, 07:48 PM
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QUOTE (Ivan Milenkovic @ Feb 22 2009, 05:53 PM) *
Sorry I meant dampened cloth like the cloth that is a bit wet (with hot water) rather than being soaked.



Gotcha, i had originally thought that you meant some special type of guitar cloth. there seems to be so many types of cleaning aid or product that some guy in a guitar store will quite happily see you part with yet more cash. i will give your advice a go and let you know how i get on.

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QUOTE (Pedja Simovic @ Feb 22 2009, 06:09 PM) *
Sounds like your frets got a lot of dust and dirt on them. It happens a lot when you don't frequently change strings and take care of fretboard. It also helps if you wash your hands always before you play guitar as any dirt of your fingers will get on strings and go into frets.



you are quite right, this particular guitar had been at my freinds house in a case for about 12 years. he has given it t me on a long term loan as he would rather see some one use it than keep it in storage (he is a bass player) so i have happily obliged him. in hindsight i dont think i cleaned the fret board properly before applying the lem-oil and also didnt check the wood type, afterall the guy in the guitar shop did mumble something about not using on rose wood. ih well one lesson more learned.


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QUOTE (dusty @ Feb 22 2009, 06:48 PM) *
afterall the guy in the guitar shop did mumble something about not using on rose wood.

Lemon Oil is designed for use on Dark Wood Fingerboards Like Rosewood or Ebony!!
DON'T use it on Maple Boards though!!!
Sounds like the Guy in the Shop was mumbling because he didn't know what he was talking about!!! smile.gif wink.gif


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QUOTE (Sensible Jones @ Feb 22 2009, 06:54 PM) *
Lemon Oil is designed for use on Dark Wood Fingerboards Like Rosewood or Ebony!!
DON'T use it on Maple Boards though!!!
Sounds like the Guy in the Shop was mumbling because he didn't know what he was talking about!!! smile.gif wink.gif


cool so i did buy the right stuff. i actually think he was itching to get back to the xbox in the back room, how dare i interrupt him on a friday afternoon and want to spend some money

QUOTE (Sensible Jones @ Feb 22 2009, 06:54 PM) *
Lemon Oil is designed for use on Dark Wood Fingerboards Like Rosewood or Ebony!!
DON'T use it on Maple Boards though!!!
Sounds like the Guy in the Shop was mumbling because he didn't know what he was talking about!!! smile.gif wink.gif



actually just a point for clarification and please forgive my ignorance. I used Kyser Klassics Lem-Oil, is that the same as Lemon oil??


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QUOTE (dusty @ Feb 22 2009, 07:18 PM) *
cool so i did buy the right stuff. i actually think he was itching to get back to the xbox in the back room, how dare i interrupt him on a friday afternoon and want to spend some money




actually just a point for clarification and please forgive my ignorance. I used Kyser Klassics Lem-Oil, is that the same as Lemon oil??

How very dare you indeed!!! And wanting to spend money as well!!!!!! Shame on you!!!!

Yeps, same stuff! That's the same as the one I'm using at the moment too!


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post Feb 23 2009, 07:20 AM
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I've been using GHS fast fret and Gerlitz GGH Guitar Honey Fingerboard Treatment... i've used the fast fret for strings and the honey as a test for the fretboard... i had similar whitemarks (not as much, just here and there) and the combo of these two seem to do the trick... i think mainly the GGH product.. as i wiped it down clean with it.... in addition i used a microfiber cloth to clean it.
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Thankyou very much for the replies, it has put my mind at rest knowing that i am actually using the right stuff (use the GHS as well), just have to put in a bit more elbow grease on my cleaning routine and hope fully i will get hter.

Now to sort out the floyd rose and string action but that is another topic

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