Darken Fretboard

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  1. irocdave12

    irocdave12 Senior Member

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    Forget oils Stew Mac makes an actual dye you brush on to darken or blacken fretboards. That's what you need. Then applying the fret doctor will help smooth everything out
     
  2. Sharky

    Sharky Senior Member

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    but giving it a good run or two with different grids MicroMesh will leave a lot slicker surface without taking off too much material. Really barely noticeable. Polishs frets fantastic too BTW
     
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  3. Tim Plains

    Tim Plains Senior Member

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    Fret Doctor once for 90 minutes always does it for me. Apply, wipe off after 45 minutes, apply again, wipe off after 90 minutes... dark. :thumb:
     
  4. rockinlespaul

    rockinlespaul Recovering Oxblood Addict V.I.P. Member

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    To oil the board, bore oil for me.
     
  5. rogue3

    rogue3 Senior Member

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    I don't.If you play it enough,your skins natural oils will darken it over time...at least mine has.I bend a lot so that probably helps,as i notice the rosewood has gotten shiny and smooth between frets..and darker.I'll bet oxide from the strings leaves a little dark too.
     
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  6. jlb32

    jlb32 Senior Member

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    Yeah, with play and age the fretboard will darken naturally.
     
  7. RAG7890

    RAG7890 Premium Member

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    ...............if received a Standard with some of the Fretboards I have seen lately, I'd be pretty dark. :squint: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:

    :cheers2:
     
  8. Metal Guru

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    Also, you can accidentally dye the neck binding and inlays, which won't look too cool.
     

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