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Scrub vigorously with a DRY stiff bristle nylon brush. An extra firm tooth brush would possibly work. I use a nylon grout brush (you can google for examples) to clean polish compound out of wood pores and it works with not too much effort and no marring of the wood. Scrub both directions, with the grain first, then against the grain. You can slack the ...


I have found the green scouring pads(plastic) commonly used to scour pots and pans, fairly effective for cleaning residue in wood grain. I use them dry and scrub in the direction of the wood grain, never across the wood grain. Patience and care are advised. Although ebony is a pretty hardy wood, it is possible to accidently scar it. If you find you need a ...


It is generally safe to use a lightly dampened rag on your fingerboard. Getting the fingerboard wet can cause problems, specifically in your fret slots where any swelling or softening of the wood may cause loose or popped frets. On a lacquered fingerboard if water gets into any chips or cracks in the lacquer it can cause lifting of the lacquer or ...


A damp (not wet) rag should not cause any issues with most guitars - but, it's not going to do too much, in my opinion. Most of the dirt on a fingerboard is from oil off the users fingers, so you need a (gentle) solvent to clean that off. Personally, I use Lemon Oil for that (or, in a pinch, Olive Oil)

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