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 Post subject: Re: Is it safe to use WD-40 when cleaning strings?
 Post Posted: Sat Jun 17, 2006 10:26 am 
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Some of the best garage bands use WD-40...on the squeaky garage doors but not on their guitar necks.


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 Post subject: Re: Is it safe to use WD-40 when cleaning strings?
 Post Posted: Sat Jun 17, 2006 10:47 am 
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I just picked up a MINT!!! 2005 Rickenbacker 4003
Ultra Rare!!...LIMITED EDITION!!
Way Cool.............That makes two!!

I also have a 2004 Montezuma Brown RARE COLOR,4003...
Should be here in a few days...via FED EX.

These two fine Ricks will look great standing next to my 1986 Jet Glo 4003......

GOOD TIMES!!!!...

All three should sound great through my brand new Gallien Krueger 410/115 RGH stack, Powered by my brand new GK 1001RB2 head.....

ROCK ON!!!


Sorry for all the boasting, being my first time in the forum....but what the heck....I'M STOKED!!!


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 Post subject: Re: Is it safe to use WD-40 when cleaning strings?
 Post Posted: Sun Jun 18, 2006 4:48 pm 
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Some of the best garage bands use WD-40...on the squeaky garage doors but not on their guitar necks.


lol



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 Post subject: Re: Is it safe to use WD-40 when cleaning strings?
 Post Posted: Sun Jun 18, 2006 5:18 pm 
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Im not sure who your question was ased to Mr Hall, I play at home and do a few gigs with a couple of my fellow firefighters, but i always wipe my basses down with a soft cloth diaper after i play them , strings to to get the salt and skin that comes off the hands . plus buff them with a cloth diaper after waxing them , i have been told im (you said bad word) about it, and rightly so, lol


JH was jesting - reference to "sting" as opposed to "string"



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 Post subject: Re: Is it safe to use WD-40 when cleaning strings?
 Post Posted: Mon Jun 19, 2006 5:57 pm 
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Well spotted! haha!


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 Post subject: Re: Is it safe to use WD-40 when cleaning strings?
 Post Posted: Mon Jun 19, 2006 7:19 pm 
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I couldn't resist...I've once heard that there are only 2 tools you need...WD-40 and Duct Tape....

-If it dosen't move and it's supposed to..spray the hell out of it with WD-40..

-If it moves and it's not supposed to...duct tape the hell out of it..

Have a good day!!


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 Post subject: Re: Is it safe to use WD-40 when cleaning strings?
 Post Posted: Thu Jun 22, 2006 6:49 am 
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This comment might be far afield from the original question, but.... I've found too many drummers using WD-40 on their squeeky Speed King bass drum pedals. In fact,I was given a Speed King that had become a paper weight. The WD-40 had turned the internal grease into CLAY!! After a bath in solvent, the pedal(not me) was re-assembled with new grease (no WD-40) and a little 3inOne oil on the squeeky parts and it's as good or better than new!


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 Post subject: Re: Is it safe to use WD-40 when cleaning strings?
 Post Posted: Sun Jun 25, 2006 10:33 pm 
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Dr. Stringfellow citrus is great on RIC neck/fretboard and is great to keep strings clean, bright and shiny for more time.

WD-40 is a finish killer.


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 Post subject: Re: Is it safe to use WD-40 when cleaning strings?
 Post Posted: Mon Jun 26, 2006 1:06 am 
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I've used WD40 for at least five years on both Rickenbackers and other guitars.
I've seen no side effects, -except longer sting life...





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 Post subject: Re: Is it safe to use WD-40 when cleaning strings?
 Post Posted: Mon Jun 26, 2006 1:26 am 
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One of the bad things of WD-40 is the silicone.

Stating Mr Hall, if silicone gets into the wood (dings, nicks or screw holes), you can say goodbye to the posibility of have your guitar refinished, along many other problems.

Dr. Stringfellow does the job really nicely and is intended to be used on guitars.


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