Will Ghs Fast Fret Damage Your Guitar???

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  1. jwinger

    jwinger Senior Member

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    Hi, I've been using ghs fast fret for a couple of years approximately every other time I play my guitar to clean the strings. I just want to know, does anybody know if long term or frequent use will cause ANY sort of damage to my les paul. I'd rather have to change the strings once a week than have a product like fast fret damage my fret board or neck or something. I don't know how much you can trust these things. On the other hand I don't want the fret board to dry out, but maybe it would be better to change the strings more often and treat the board once every three months or so??? what do you all think??
     
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    loaded six string V.I.P. Member

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    I'd like to know also. Ive been using the same stuff off and on for years. I like the way it makes your strings feel slick. I put it on again right before I put the guitar away, to clean the sweat and oil off of the strings.
     
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    Great stuff, NO DAMAGE.

    Been using it for many years on my guitars, old and new.
     
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    AXE Six String Soldier V.I.P. Member

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    Tony Iommi swears by it ...
     
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    Wolf Child Banned

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    what about WD-40?
     
  6. Lester B. Flat

    Lester B. Flat Senior Member

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    That's a BIG no-no. It contains silicone.
     
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    fast fret is great stuff and no damage. i use it more for the feel than the cleaning properties but its great for both
     
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    I hate the shit. I used it for many years, without knowing there was something better. It felt, and smelled, a lot like WD-40 to me. It always left some weird residue all over the fretboard, no matter how much I wiped off.

    It might just be my skin chemistry. I dunno...

    Bore oil/Fret Dr. is the only thing I'll put on my guitars.
     
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    I imagine if it caused damage it wouldn't have been on the market since the 70's.

    When people say 'damage' they usually refer to silicone buildup in the wood. If ever the day comes when you need to refinish your FRETBOARD then you can start to worry about it. Fretboards get replaced when worn out, so I wouldn't worry at all.

    Also anybody who knows anything about refinishing wood knows how to get rid of 'fish eye' causing silicone buildup.

    So yea, I figure Fast Fret is pretty safe. Messy as hell, but is a fine product. I switched to Finger-Ease spray a year back because I got sick of dealing with the messy GHS applicator. It also can be sprayed on the back of the neck to totally get rid of that sticky lacquer feel of most Les Pauls.
     
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    I just use it to wipe the strings AFTER playing to extend their life a bit. Don't need a lot, otherwise it feels too slippery. It works for me and have been using it for years. I use lemon oil for the fretboard.
    Best,
    jo
     
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    Fast Fret is evil and gunks up fretboards. HATE the stuff and would never use it on a guitar. Seen it turn to concrete where people have applied it incorrectly and not removed the residue properly.

    Wouldn't even recommend it to my enemies.

    Waste of money and a bad idea all round.
     
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    I've been using a cleaner with walnut and orange oil for a few years now and I like the results a lot . Nice silky feel and no gunky build up . I have no idea if its good or bad for my guitars . So far so good ...

    Oh, and is smells all citrusy -n- stuff
     
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    I think Fast Fret is amazing stuff. Never had any buildup problems and I don't know how people can say it's messy. I've been using it for many years and for $5, it is priced right.
     
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    I used fast fret and so far no problems. I only use it on new strings to take the treble bite off, later I clean my strings with string cleaner and then another put another coat of fast fret. It also depends how much I play and how sweaty my hands get. I do this once every couple of days sometimes even longer. It may have to do wil the Elixer strings I use. They are coated~!!!!!:thumb::applause::dude:
     
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    i like fast fret better than the finger ease spray and i think its easy to apply and never found it messy. i only put it on my strings though. i use a toothpick to get out the gunk left in the corners of the frets and i use lemon oil on the wood to keep it looking/feeling good.
     
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    i generally dont use it on the fretboard but it works well for me to slicken up the neck
     
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    i jus really got into setups and up keep of mine and my friends guitarS..ive been using this stuff that comes in the dunlop 65 kit...works pretty good for me so far...but i would like to try fast fret
     
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    Been using it on all my guitars for years !!! No damage !! Heck .. It's only mineral oil !! :cool:
     
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    Howard Roberts used WD40 for years without incident. However he did put a piece of cardboard under the strings before spraying
     
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    aerosol cans of Finer Ease

    cheap and effective. Safe for nitro, so you can spray the back of your neck too
     

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