Behlen Naphtha Solvent

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Behlen Naphtha Solvent

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Behlen Naphtha Solvent

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Naphtha solvent is safe for use on most metal surfaces or guitar finishes, to remove waxes, grime, oils and sticker adhesives.

It can be used to help remove oils and waxes from wood surfaces before finishing, and is recommended for cleaning oils from fretwire prior to installation.

1 quart.

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Safe on nitrocellulose lacquer!

(Customer's Reviews)

I tried this product as recommended by my luthier, and wow, it worked great. My guitar is a matte finish nitrocellulose lacquer, and the top had a layer of mineral deposit from ultrasonic humidifiers, combined with everyday grit. I was hesitant to try anything rougher than elbow grease. Here's how the top came out, with decades of grime - gone!


Excellent cleaning solvent

(Customer's Reviews)

It's no "GOO-BE-GONE" and that's lucky because that stuff doesn't clean a guitar finish in between coats. I have refinished and new finished several mandolins, guitars and basses and Naphtha is hands down the best cleaner when you're not looking for stripper. And hopefully you don't see the results, that's the idea! Use this stuff it just plain works.


Works Great

(Customer's Reviews)

I use this to clean all sorts of items on my instruments now. It is a great way to get rid of oils and grease on multiple surfaces.

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