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Offline chris

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Help cleaning fretboard
« on: November 26, 2005, 05:49:11 PM »
I have a p42 and was told the fretboard is made from graphite, so I shouldn't use an oil based cleaner on it.. Should I just wipe it down with a cloth??  

I will soon be aquiring a fly deluxe, how should i care for fretboard on the fly and what's it made of?  Any help would be appreciated.. Chris
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Offline Ocker

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Help cleaning fretboard
« Reply #1 on: November 26, 2005, 10:34:07 PM »
whoever told you it was graphite was obviously misinformed. for one Parker does not use graphite on any of thier guitars.The fretboard on the p42 is ebony and can be cleaned the same as any other wood fretboard. I use Dunlop Fretboard 65 Ultimate Lemon Oil on all my ebony and rosewood fretboards and it works awesome the little brush on the bottle top gets all the finger gunk off. DO NOT USE on the fly or nitefly models, acording to the manual it may cause frets to corrode and loosen and may void you warrentee. They recomend warm watter on a soft cloth for the flys  


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Offline 908ssp

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« Reply #2 on: November 26, 2005, 11:01:51 PM »
The p42 has a wood fret board not sure what kind of wood but any raw wood can be treated with some oil like lemon or rosewood oil.

The Fly and Nitefly guitars have a composite fret board made from carbon and glass. Carbon is also commonly called graphite similar but not correct. Those should not be treated with anything but plain water or very mild soap. [^]

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Offline chris

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« Reply #3 on: November 27, 2005, 05:49:05 AM »
Thank you so much. Now we can care for our Parkers properly!!!
Chris