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Ivan Milenkovic
post Sep 24 2011, 11:23 AM
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How do you guys keep your axes clean, do you use regular water, cloth, any other product? smile.gif

I've found a very cool power tool for cleaning the guitar:



It has all kinds of addons, so you can use very light pressure and clean the fretboard and difficult parts with ease. Polishing guitars, or metal hardware on them is also awesome with this one.


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post Sep 24 2011, 04:25 PM
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wow that's a great usage for that tool man, most of the time i just use arm power and a dry cloth biggrin.gif, i try to keep my guitars away from water.


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post Sep 24 2011, 06:52 PM
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I use arm power. I stopped using polishes. For the fretboard I use a premium fingerboard oil by Roche-Thomas (very very light amount).

I have acidic fingers, so I sometimes use a spray on the fretboard for the strings. Do you guys use anything like that? I go through strings pretty quickly. Tried elixirs but did not like them on my electric.
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post Sep 24 2011, 11:08 PM
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I'm using Dunlop 65 formula for body cleaning,and good old brandy (Serbian rakija) for strings wink.gif !


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post Sep 25 2011, 01:39 AM
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QUOTE (Sinisa Cekic @ Sep 24 2011, 07:08 PM) *
I'm using Dunlop 65 formula for body cleaning,and good old brandy (Serbian rakija) for strings wink.gif !



you mean the brandy we all know? (the alcoholic drink) does it woks???



I clean my guitars with a product called "blem" which it's mainly used for cleaning furnitures surfices but I do not do it frecuently, because what's the point?? it will get dirty again soon...!! biggrin.gif biggrin.gif


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post Sep 25 2011, 05:01 AM
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I can't see the pic or link that you posted Ivan! I use "autopolish" that is a cleaner for cars.. my luthier suggested it and it really works for my les paul. For the strings I use WD40.


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post Sep 25 2011, 01:43 PM
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I never clean the Elixir strings tongue.gif for the body and neck, I use a Fender solution smile.gif


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post Sep 25 2011, 03:03 PM
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Yeah, I just use a soft cloth and my own power. wink.gif


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Ivan Milenkovic
post Sep 25 2011, 08:33 PM
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I got this power tool for 10e + all the addons smile.gif

It runs on batteries, and you can find these addons anywhere, similar to these:



Now the guitar cleaning is really a piece of cake. Every bit is clean and looks as good as new. Gotta be careful with plated hardware tho, or you can damage/thin out the plating.

If you have an old rosewood neck that has lots of dirt inside the grains, this cleans it as good as new.



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