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Clean unfinished maple neck with mineral spirits?

Discussion in 'DIY Strat Forum' started by ledvedder, Oct 15, 2018.

  1. ledvedder

    ledvedder Strat-Talker

    344
    Feb 18, 2015
    NJ
    I'm getting ready to finish with Tru Oil. Can I use mineral spirits to clean after I sand it?
     
  2. tschucha

    tschucha Strat-Talker

    469
    Aug 13, 2014
    Oregon
    Yes. In fact that is exactly what you should use.
     
  3. ledvedder

    ledvedder Strat-Talker

    344
    Feb 18, 2015
    NJ
    Ok, because everything I've found says to use Naptha. I don't have that, but I do have mineral spirits.
     
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  4. tschucha

    tschucha Strat-Talker

    469
    Aug 13, 2014
    Oregon
    When I'm sanding and I'm about to start finishing I always use mineral spirits. It dries more quickly than naptha. I'm a giant fan of using naptha as a cleaner after the guitar is finished. It takes off all of the bad stuff without harming the finish and you can use it on a rosewood fretboard too.

    It used to be that lighter fluid was just naptha but I've heard they have changed the formulation. I picked up a quart of naptha at the local big box hardware store. It should last quite a while.
     
  5. Dave Harmon

    Dave Harmon Strat-Talker

    127
    Feb 18, 2016
    Right Here
    I have used naptha and it works great.
     
  6. Jimgchord

    Jimgchord Strat-Talker

    Age:
    45
    390
    Jan 29, 2016
    New york
    Naptha. I'd say it's better than spirits in this case. Naptha dries faster than mineral spirits
    And it dries cleaner.
     
    Last edited: Oct 17, 2018
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