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I don't know if theres a list but I use Gibson fretboard conditioner on the necks, dampen a cotton cloth with windex for the chrome & actually use a can of old school Turtle wax for polishing the body, neck & headstock.

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Gibson sells it's own branded line of polish.  Many of us have found Virtuoso brand cleaner and polish to be great and safe for nitro finishes.  Linseed oil for the fretboard - but probably not more than once a  year.

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Naptha for cleaning, pure carnuba car wax,  and food grade mineral oil on fretboard are what I use. You can get cheap supplies from Home Depot that will last a life time!

I've used branding or private labeling  but these work well without the perfume smell. Only difference is that Gibson, Dunlop, etc do not get a cut in the sales... ha ha ha.

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I use regular bore oil, or Music Namad's F-One Fretboard cleaner/oil for the fretboard.  

For Gibson's nitro finished guitars, I use Naptha to clean and then Meguiars rubbing and polishing compounds to remove scratches and/or polish to a factory new shine.   😉 

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And I have also heard good things about that "Virtuoso Polish". 🙂

 

 

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On 8/20/2019 at 3:34 PM, arcticsg said:

I use regular bore oil, or Music Namad's F-One Fretboard cleaner/oil for the fretboard.  

For Gibson's nitro finished guitars, I use Naptha to clean and then Meguiars rubbing and polishing compounds to remove scratches and/or polish to a factory new shine.   😉 

naphtha.jpg

meguiars.jpg

And I have also heard good things about that "Virtuoso Polish". 🙂

 

 

 hey arcticsg, do you use a special rag or something to use the Meguiar's polish/compound? i dont know much about  car products, but once i used a compound on my car and had a red rag that i bought from wal mart from the car department, and the damn thing bleed red hahaha, good thing my car is navy blue and it wasnt that much of a scratch

 

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4 hours ago, FemmeParallell said:

 hey arcticsg, do you use a special rag or something to use the Meguiar's polish/compound? i dont know much about  car products, but once i used a compound on my car and had a red rag that i bought from wal mart from the car department, and the damn thing bleed red hahaha, good thing my car is navy blue and it wasnt that much of a scratch

 

Nah, I just use those yellow flannel dusting cloths or 100% white cotton t-shirts.   Haven't had a problem with either.  🙂 

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14 hours ago, arcticsg said:

Nah, I just use those yellow flannel dusting cloths or 100% white cotton t-shirts.   Haven't had a problem with either.  🙂 

 

Got it! thanks 😎

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