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Cleaning Rosewood Fingerboard

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I have an Epiphone Les Paul Standard Plustop Pro. The fingerboard is dirty and has dirt lines in the wood
Can someone please tell me how to clean it and how I can smoothen up my fingerboard?[email protected]/22141657670/in/datetaken/[email protected]/22141945228/in/datetaken/[email protected]/22303633936/in/datetaken/

Here are some photos to show you what I'm talking about...

Please it would be much appreciated if you guys could help me out...
Thanks a lot!

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First off, there are lots of cleaning and polishing products specifically for guitars, and I'd recommend using them. What I use to clean my rosewood fretboards is a Dremel on a low speed with a felt wheel, very light polishing compound going with the grain of the wood. And along the frets as well. Wipe all the compound residue off and wipe the rosewood down with lemon oil Polish. Turns out really nice. Not saying the way I do it is 100% correct. Maybe someone else can chime in.

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Cleaning frets can be a pain, especially when it builds up.
I clean my fretboard every time i change strings. This way, its a much easier clean, and I don't have to put much effort in.

I simply have a handkerchief and my Fast-Fret (A fret lubricant/cleaner)

I do it when my strings are off so that the job becomes much easier and less fiddly, and it creates a set time for me to do it so i don't get lazy and leave them as they are.

Hope this has helped you somehow :)