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  • Canola oil on a rosewood fretboard?

    Okay, looking for some fretboard oil...
    I realize I have none.
    I do, however, have canola oil.
    I know this sounds like bacon grease all over again, but this stuff doesn't go rancid, ever.

    Should I do it?

  • #2
    No.
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    • #3
      Over on the last HCEG "fretboard oil" mega thread someone said they used vegetable oil once and it went rancid - said his guitar smelled like pizza vomit or something.

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      • #4
        No.


        + 100%

        just use mineral oil (sparingly)...available at any pharmacy.
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        • #5
          + 100%

          just use mineral oil (sparingly)...available at any pharmacy.


          Plus, if you want lemon oil, simply add a small drop of lemon essence.

          But for god's sake don't use animal or vegetable oil, unless you want to invite the neighbourhood's cat, dog and rat population while running the risk of having your guitar slowly disintegrate.
          <div class="signaturecontainer"><b><div align="center">IF IT AINT BROKE, DON'T FIX IT.</div></b></div>

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          • #6
            Okay thanks.

            How would someone get it off?

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            • Sangemon
              Sangemon commented
              Editing a comment

              NotDead wrote:
              Okay thanks. How would someone get it off?

              Send it to me. I will get it off for you.


          • #7
            I use motor oil...10W30 works great.
            "If you force yourself to go outside, something wonderful always happens!"

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            • #8
              I use human oil. Seriously, if you play your guitar regularly you should never need to oil your fretboard.

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              • #9
                Okay thanks.

                How would someone get it off?


                Mineral spirits, turpentine, paint thinner (spirit based, NOT LACQUER THINNER)

                I've been told that naptha (lighter fluid) will be OK but I'm a little afraid of that.

                Don't let it contact anything but the fretboard.

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                • #10
                  Turpentine?
                  I'm not playing Monterey pop festival...

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                  • #11
                    Okay thanks.

                    How would someone get it off?





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                    • #12
                      I use human oil. Seriously, if you play your guitar regularly you should never need to oil your fretboard.


                      +1000

                      I've never oiled a fretboard. An occasional cleaning with a slightly damp cloth is all I do.

                      Additionally, I've played a couple gits that have had oiled fretboards and they stank.

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                      • #13
                        +1000

                        I've never oiled a fretboard. An occasional cleaning with a slightly damp cloth is all I do.

                        Additionally, I've played a couple gits that have had oiled fretboards and they stank.


                        literally? Maybe that was the bacon grease...

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                        • #14
                          Turpentine?
                          I'm not playing Monterey pop festival...



                          Turpentine (also called spirit of turpentine, oil of turpentine, wood turpentine, gum turpentine) is a fluid obtained by the distillation of resin obtained from trees, mainly pine trees.

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                          • #15
                            I know what turpentine is.
                            It also happens to be the most flammable substance I know of.
                            Hence Monterey pop festival reference.

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