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Using olive oil for guitar body?


(@jafarguitar)
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Is it OK? Any good? :D

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There are probably thousands of reasons why you should not use olive oil on your guitar. I don't know what those reasons are but the whole concepts screams "No".

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(@jafarguitar)
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Thanks for the reply. Has there been any report that it has actually damaged the guitar?
LOL I already used it on my 2500 US Dollars Yamaha Classic fretboard

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It should be fine - I would thin it. I've used thin vegetable oil for finishing woodwork that can't contain metals - like bowls and utensils. But veg. oil is a perfectly good alternative to teak oil or dutch oil and has been used in wood working for thousands of years. Linseed oil and most boiled oils I would avoid as they become tacky and attract dust. Just be sure to rub with the grain after application and give it 24hrs.


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(@ezraplaysezra)
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And I use lemon oil on rose wood (common grocery store stuff) The olive oil might build up too much on very dense wood - it should cut with rubbing alcohol. Next time use lemon oil on the fret board -


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(@jafarguitar)
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Thanks

This lemon oil I can't find it in any where in grocery !

I just mixed olive Oil + half a fresh lemon juce for another guitar fret :D

Was what I used actually LEMON OIL ?

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I haven't bought it in years - one container has gone at least a decade - but I think it was with cleaning agents and detergents. I don't know how to make lemon oil. I can make lemon pudding and lemon aid and lemon meringue but I buy my oils ready made.


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I haven't bought it in years - one container has gone at least a decade - but I think it was with cleaning agents and detergents. I don't know how to make lemon oil. I can make lemon pudding and lemon aid and lemon meringue but I buy my oils ready made.
Yes, you wi;ll find it with cleaners, and furnature polish. Thats what its normaly used for. I also have a bottle thats probably old enough to buy beer.

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(@spiritboy)
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I would say no on the olive oil. Some guitars have a "nitro" lacquer finish (especially vintage guitars) and these can react chemically with different oils and solvents with absolutely horrifying results. A friend of mine left a stick of incense on his vintage Martin and the oils and solvents in it ate right through the finish. I don't think olive oil will do this but just go spend a few bucks for some guitar polish that's safe for lacquer finishes to be safe.


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(@slip-skunk)
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Olive oil is a no no it will go sticky but grapeseed oil is good on wood. My other hobby is building furniture, my other hobby is motorbike riding hmm ok!


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