Overhere it's called Pledge. Just don't use that stuff on a regular bases or on anything with a Nitro finish
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thanks!! i'll try that. the neck i have has no gunk. just feels so dry...
Cleaning Tip of the day: Part III ~Pups~ :
Another tip for cleaning necks thats way less invasive than naptha on a fretboard (Careful doing naptha guys, you just might dry out your fretboard completely and it could "bleach" your wood).
Murphy's Oil Soap
Dilute to about 50 water/50 oil soap - its ok, the water will not hurt the wood, its made for this type of application
Go fret to fret and scrub the board with the Oil Soap mixture. You'll notice alot of gunk on the tootbrush as you scrub. Continually wipe off the residue and keep it clean as you scrub.
After the first clean, take some lemon oil and re-oil the entire board, let it sit for an hour or so. To me, this lemon oil afterwards keeps the board moisturized to prevent cracking later on. Rescrub again if its still dirty.
On Rosewood, after the cleaning, just re-lemon oil the entire board and you'll be good to go.
On Maple, after the cleaning, use your favorite gunstock oil or tung mixture, then rewax with birchwood casey (if unfinished). If finished, just wipe it down with lemon oil.
I just did this last night on a NASTY Ibanez I bought at a pawn shop, and it worked like a charm. I even do this after I've brasso'ed the frets because you get that white residue on the board after you brasso if you haven't masked the frets off right.
Works perfect, and even cleaned up a dirty Wolfgang unfinished neck. It didn't get all the staining out, but it easily took out 60% of the dirty tint the fretboard had when I received it.
Mike's tip of the day.
Nice tip Mike.
My tip is probably not a tip at all. But using a Dremel and that red polish paste that comes in the dremel kit polishes frets really well. Cotton wheel on the dremel at medium speed.
This is a tip though! DO NOT try to polish the rust off pickup pole pieces with the dremel. The plastic pup covers on top do not like the dremel at all! It will melt them.
just saw this floyd on ebay ... hey tim, you think you can clean this?
damn... looks like it has been soaked in sweat or something for years....
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It can be saved although about 3 saddles will need to be replaced due to the missing chrome. It can be cleaned up, but there is some pitting that can't be fixed. That thing has seen some serious water action/post katrina shit or something. I've never seen rust so bad before. Send it to me Jim to clean, or I can give you some tips on line.
1. I'd put the entire thing in a wd-40 bath for about 4 days before I would even begin to tear it down followed by a 2 day dip in 3in1 oil.
tim, i didn't buy it. just saw it on ebay. i mean if it ends up being $20 then i'll buy it but even with that much rust i think it's going to go up beyond $20 but thanks though.
With all the saddles needing replaced and the base having lifting and bubbling chrome, I'd pass.
Saves are possible...here is my most recent....
Permatex ( Rust Disolver Gel),
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ken, i'm not getting that. just saw that and thought of tim so i posted it
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