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  • #16
    One more person who believes in NO oil at all on their fretboards.

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    • #17
      I know what turpentine is.
      It also happens to be the most flammable substance I know of.
      Hence Monterey pop festival reference.


      Gasoline is flammable. Turpentine is flammable. Even canola oil is flammable. Oh, and canola oil will go rancid when exposed to air. Phewww! Get it off quick.

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      • #18
        Gasoline is flammable. Turpentine is flammable. Even canola oil is flammable. Oh, and canola oil will go rancid when exposed to air. Phewww! Get it off quick.


        Would alcohol get it off?

        And yes, I know that, too, is flammable.

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        • #19
          Alcohol (methanol or ethanol) dries stuff out pretty bad. Might work, but I'd be afraid of it.

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          • #20
            Most vegetable oils will get rancid and gum up over a short time. I use a Walnut oil as a food-safe oil on my wood turnings and, since it does not go rancid and gum up, I also use a light coating of it on my rosewood fingerboards.

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            • #21
              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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              • #22
                Most vegetable oils will get rancid and gum up over a short time. I use a Walnut oil as a food-safe oil on my wood turnings and, since it does not go rancid and gum up, I also use a light coating of it on my rosewood fingerboards.

                Never heard of walnut oil but it sounds like a decent idea. I've used gun stock oil, which is essentially boiled linseed oil, with decent results but then again I rarely oil the fingerboards on my guitars anyway. I've used it on my 12-string once in 35 years, once on our daughter's probably-25-year-old Epi, and once on my 5-year-old Alvarez beater.
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                • #23
                  + 100%

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


                  Mineral oil is the what is in GHS Fast Fret , great stuff !

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                  • #24
                    Never heard of walnut oil but it sounds like a decent idea. I've used gun stock oil, which is essentially boiled linseed oil, with decent results but then again I rarely oil the fingerboards on my guitars anyway. I've used it on my 12-string once in 35 years, once on our daughter's probably-25-year-old Epi, and once on my 5-year-old Alvarez beater.


                    Tung oil!

                    I didn't know that worked. I'll do that from henceforth.

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                    • #25


                      http://acapella.harmony-central.com/forums/showpost.php?p=31347691&postcount=13


                      Thanks, i found that to be one of the more entertaining posts and nearly as informative your others on that thread.

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                      • #26
                        Tung oil!

                        I didn't know that worked. I'll do that from henceforth.


                        Why do you feel that you must oil the fingerboard?

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                        • #27
                          I've never oiled a fredboard. Ive never polished a guitar or a car. Hell my cars are lucky to get their oil changed. LOL

                          All kiddin aside, I hope you can get the spooge off there.
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                          • #28
                            I use this maybe two or three times a year on all my guitars....

                            Roll Tide!!!!!

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                            • #29
                              Crap. I just had some Lay's potato chips and now my ebony fretboard's got some shiny spots. It's all good, though.
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                              2012 McKnight McUke (soprano ukulele, redwood/mahogany)
                              2010 Martin D-16GT
                              2006 Larrivee OM-03R
                              1998 Fender American Standard Stratocaster (natural ash finish)
                              1989 Kramer Stryker
                              197? Epiphone Texan FT-160N

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                              • #30
                                I use this stuff.

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