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Old 07-21-2021, 10:29 AM
airborne1 airborne1 is offline
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Default Removing polishing compound......

from the fretboard of a new Gibson L-00 Vintage Burst. At least I think it is polishing compound.

The last 5 frets nearest the sound hole have a whitish compound embedded into the rosewood fretboard pores.

Not sure what I should use to try and eliminate this substance. Any opinions appreciated.

Maybe I should contact Gibson for their advice?

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Old 07-21-2021, 10:32 AM
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Cant really help you on how to clean it up.

just curious, what are those stuff anyway? I have been shopping around for a J-45 and alot of them had these white substance on the fretboard.

if gibsons can improve there craftsmanship a little it would help their business a lot. Some of the examples I saw recently have been bad.
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Old 07-21-2021, 11:17 AM
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Can you post a pic? One idea is to start with a very soft brush and some water. Start with one area and go slowly.
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Old 07-21-2021, 11:51 AM
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Indian Rosewood frequently contains mineral deposits which will often present as chalky deposits in the pores of the wood. I cannot rule out the possibility of it being polishing compound (which should be fairly easy to wipe off) but it is more likely that it is naturally occurring mineral deposits.

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Old 07-21-2021, 12:11 PM
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If it is polishing compound it should just rub off.
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Old 07-21-2021, 01:10 PM
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I would try a soft bristle tooth brush and brush in the direction of the grain. If it doesn't come off with a dry brush, try it slightly moist. If that doesn't work maybe try linseed oil.
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Old 07-21-2021, 11:32 PM
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Try using naptha and a toothbrush.
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