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How to clean a maple board?

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    How to clean a maple board?

    Hi guy's, new here. How do you clean a maple board?

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    Best answer - Ernie Ball Wonder Wipes

    General answer - pure lemon or orange oil does a good job of cleaning and nourishing. NB. Orange oil is one of the main ingredients in the EB Wonder Wipes fingerboard variety.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Aussie Mark View Post
    Best answer - Ernie Ball Wonder Wipes

    General answer - pure lemon or orange oil does a good job of cleaning and nourishing. NB. Orange oil is one of the main ingredients in the EB Wonder Wipes fingerboard variety.
    I´ve been told that lemon oil actually can ruin maple fretboards if you´re not very thorough taking off ALL excessive oil afterwards. Orange oil is much prefered on maple fretboards since lemon oil actually can make a maple fretboard crack if you do it wrong.

    Correct me if I´ve been told wrong.....

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    Fretboard

    Funny, I was at the dealer that sold me my Sterling yesterday. I did buy some EB Guitar Polish (winder wipes) When I asked about the W-Wipes for the fretboard, he told me to use them only if the board was rosewood or ebony. He suggested as I was informed originally to use the gunstock oil and wax. Has anyone used the w-wipes on a maple board? if so what were the results? Tks

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    Quote Originally Posted by GGK View Post
    Has anyone used the w-wipes on a maple board? if so what were the results? Tks
    I haven't, but the folks at EBMM recommend them for a maple board...you just have to wipe away the excess as it doesn't get absorbed into the wood like on a rosewood board.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Aussie Mark View Post
    Best answer - Ernie Ball Wonder Wipes
    +1.

    Not just brown-nosing as this is the EB forum, but Wonder Wipes - Fretboard Conditioner is the best product I have ever used to clean/condition my fretboards. Maple or rosewood. I love them.
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    Yep-just wipe it down afterwards with maple, they work great.
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    Yeah don't use lemon oil on a maple board, it even tells you not to on the bottle most of the time, use wonder wipes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GGK View Post
    Has anyone used the w-wipes on a maple board? if so what were the results?

    Yes, and the board hasn't cracked yet.
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    Surprisingly enough, we have switched to using Wonder Wipes here at the Music Man factory, as well. It is extremely good for all of the wood and - here is the dirty secret - it doesn't ruin your strings! So you can use it any time and all the time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GGK View Post
    When I asked about the W-Wipes for the fretboard, he told me to use them only if the board was rosewood or ebony. He suggested as I was informed originally to use the gunstock oil and wax.
    IIRC on the W-Wipes fretboard conditioner says that it works with rosewood, ebony, and non finished fretboards.
    If you have a finished maple board (laquer) don't use them.

    I use orange oil and every four to six months a little wax.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GGK View Post
    Funny, I was at the dealer that sold me my Sterling yesterday. I did buy some EB Guitar Polish (winder wipes) When I asked about the W-Wipes for the fretboard, he told me to use them only if the board was rosewood or ebony. He suggested as I was informed originally to use the gunstock oil and wax. Has anyone used the w-wipes on a maple board? if so what were the results? Tks
    gunstock oil for the back of the neck methinks!
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    Quote Originally Posted by 5Stringer View Post
    Surprisingly enough, we have switched to using Wonder Wipes here at the Music Man factory, as well. It is extremely good for all of the wood and - here is the dirty secret - it doesn't ruin your strings! So you can use it any time and all the time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PiTRiFF View Post
    You cant get a better answer than the one from the guys in the factory!
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    With Wonder Wipes You can really refresh Your maple FB, but it can not be cleaned all the way!

    Look at my recent photo it's fresh wiped maple FB of my Sterling (still wet) and You'll see some dirt at the first 5-7 frets around G, D & A strings! (mostly played)



    In the future I do have a plan how to clean it deeper and after that "secret" treatment finished with Wonder Wipes!
    I don't want to recommend anybody this treatment until I try it on my bass, so please be patient! (you see, my mother is Chemistry engineer and she really know how to treat something with something)
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