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Old 01-12-2017, 03:10 PM   #11
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Might hurt/affect a super thin nitro finis but won't do a thing to poly. Spray it on a rag and wipe down your strings (if they are non-coated) with it after you play–they will last longer.
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Might hurt/affect a super thin nitro finis but won't do a thing to poly. Spray it on a rag and wipe down your strings (if they are non-coated) with it after you play–they will last longer.
While I would not necessarily use WD40 to clean my guitar, it will NOT degrade a lacquer or poly finish. At least not any more than a damp cloth or Ronsonol (Naptha) which are commonly used by luthiers to clean guitars.
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Might hurt/affect a super thin nitro finis but won't do a thing to poly. Spray it on a rag and wipe down your strings (if they are non-coated) with it after you play–they will last longer.
I use Dr. Ducks Axe Wax to do that...never thought to try WD-40. Definitely extends the life of the strings.
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I use Dr. Ducks Axe Wax to do that...never thought to try WD-40. Definitely extends the life of the strings.
My dad has been using WD-40 on his strings since the 80's...probably more of a poor man's string cleaner. lol
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Silicon spray.
you NEVER use anything with silicone on your guitar EVER
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