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Cleaning fingerboard video

Etman - 4-21-2017 at 06:03 AM

Please review the video & leave comments with your opinion if there is a method you like on cleaning the fingerboard
And also the bowl & soundboard ..


suz_i_dil - 4-21-2017 at 12:01 PM

I think it is a good solution. Seems to work,the result is here.
The only safety issue I hear is your child playing percussion with your oud :)))
Myself I use camelia oil or linen oil and a clean " sanding " with very very thin sanding paper. So thin we cannot actually speak of sanding. If really dirt I may clean it before the operation.
But your solution is fine I think. The tissue you are using is recommend to take off the fats coming from the finger. At least I heard that
best regards

bulerias1981 - 4-22-2017 at 09:16 PM

Thank you for sharing, but I don't think this product is really effective in cleaning the fingerboard. I use mineral spirits with 0000 steel wool. I follow that up with mineral oil.

Etman - 4-23-2017 at 06:09 PM

Thank you very much Suz_i_dil .. :) I learnt a lot from you bro !!

John .. I agree with you ... I was mainly experimenting & trying it out ... but I agree with you ... any specific mineral spirits ??

SamirCanada - 4-24-2017 at 06:28 AM

Everyone has their own tricks it seems.

I really cannot stand the smell of Mineral Spirits so I use pure lemon oil and a paper rag. If its really bad I will use some 0000 steel wool soaked with a bit of lemon oil.

Etman - 4-25-2017 at 09:47 AM

You are right Samir .. :) good to know different ways ... how about cleaning the bowel or the soundboard any tricks ??

Suz_i_dil :D yes :) could not stop my daughter from using my oud as a drum

bulerias1981 - 5-4-2017 at 11:35 AM

I love the smell of mineral spirits lol

yavaran - 5-9-2017 at 12:41 PM

I was told by Dmitris Rapaskosious recently NOT to use oils and instead to use an instant-drying cleaner (i guess like wd-40). Can someone confirm this for me? I am confused as to how to clean now!