Fret Doctor - Before and After Pictures

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  1. Alex

    Alex Administrator Super Mod Premium Member

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    It was time for me to change strings today and this was also my chance to use Fret Doctor for the first time. :naughty:

    Before applying Fret Doctor, I used a cotton cloth to wipe the dirt from the fingerboard. Alternatively, you could use a toothbrush. :shock:

    Before pictures:
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    A few more for comparison:

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    I'll then wipe the excess oil. By the way, I use Q-tips to apply Fret Doctor. Some like to use their finger or a cloth.

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    And the end result... :thumb:

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    Here's another member with before and after pictures: http://www.mylespaul.com/forums/custom-shop/4348-fret-dr.html

    Fret Doctor website: Bore Oil for the Fife and Fret Doctor
     
  2. buyusfear

    buyusfear V.I.P. Member

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    As for Fret Doctor, great stuff
    Alex, great looking board.

    Here are some before and after shots I took

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    I was quite surprised at how much it enriched the dark tones in the board

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  3. dwagar

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    +1

    I really like FretDoctor.
     
  4. Alex

    Alex Administrator Super Mod Premium Member

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    Great pics, man! Thanks for sharing!! :applause:

    Just updated my first post with the end result pictures.
     
  5. LPCollector

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    I love the stuff. All of my guitars get Fret Doctor.
    Mark
     
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    Thanks, Thats Iced-tea.
    Here are a few more shots of it, with replaced inlays and a couple more applicaitons of fret doctor..

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    This was the fretboard right after a few heavy applications. Almost ebony like. both guitars have lightened up a bit since.

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    I wonder, is there something better than a cloth or toothbrush? The gunk on my fretboard won't come off with a toothbrush. I've used 0000 steel wool, but I'd rather use something else.
     
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    WOW! Is that a Standard, or an R8?
     
  11. buyusfear

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    That is an R8.
     
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    It does a nice job of darkening while it moisturizes !!
     
  13. 5F6-A

    5F6-A Senior Member

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    a pic of my Strat rosewood f/board. I just applied a coat of FD and took the pic while I was waiting a minute to wipe off the excess. Nice....

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  14. Wolff

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    Where can I find this stuff? MF, Gtr. Ctr. and my local shop all do not stock it. Is there a place to order online? If so, I couldn't find one. Help!
     
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    for gunky boards, i'm a fan of cleaning the board with naptha and scraping very gently with a razor blade. takes awhile, but works quite nicely.

    sully
     
  16. dwagar

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    as noted at the bottom of post #1 in this thread :cool:

    Bore Oil for the Fife and Fret Doctor
     
  17. Slapjaw

    Slapjaw Senior Member

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    After reading about Fret Doctor, I had purchased some and I got to say, "Man this is the best". I've been using it on my guitars when it's time for string changes. I've also been lubing the nut. Thanks everyone for some great advise.:applause:
     
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    Fret Doctor is great stuff, and the guy who sells it is great.
    I sent him a personal check, and he even shipped without waiting for it to clear.

    You don't see that too often these days.
     
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    Your R8 has one of the nicest plain tops I have ever seen!
     
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    I haven't tried fret doctor but I use some stuff called "guitar honey" that does a great job of conditioning the fingerboard.
     

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