SPILLED String Cleaner ...

Discussion in 'Guitars in General' started by iggs, Jun 21, 2008.

  1. iggs

    iggs Member

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    ALL OVER MY STRAT ... :BITCH

    Pickups, body, neck ... the top just popped off as I was squeezing the bottle to wet the felt tip, the &#^%#&$^ is not screwed on.

    It was the Dunlop 65.

    I wiped it all off with paper towels and then cleaned the whole guitar with regular guitar polish and cleaner. I opened up the pickguard and wiped everything clean and left open to dry.

    Will it have any adverse effects on the pickups or electronics?
     
  2. candid_x

    candid_x Supporting Member

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    It might improve your cleans.
     
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    Oh my God.

    Thats the funniest **** I've ever heard.

    -Jon
     
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  5. Free

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    Iggs, I'm sure it sucked for that to happen. Don't worry though - you're actually better off getting string cleaner on the guitar components than water. Water does the real damage. Your finish wasn't damaged, so nothing else will be either. Just make sure everything COMPLETELY dries out and that you dry everything as thoroughly as you can. Take everything apart as much as possible, shake off everything and then put it in front of a fan or something for a half the day. Once dried out completely, the guitar might even sound better than before. One thing - check if any of that fluid got into the pots - you might need to spray lubricant/cleaner in them after dried.
     
  6. iggs

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    Thanks for the help!
     
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    No damage forseen. String cleaner is not a highly corrosive solvent nor does it react with your finish.
     

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