Behlen Naphtha Solvent, 1 quart

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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.

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Behlen Naphtha Solvent, 1 quart

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Behlen Naptha Solvent

Naphtha cleans, degreases and raises wood grain for sanding before finishing.

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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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Behlen Naphtha Solvent, 1 quart

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Excellent cleaning solvent

By Dave Dennis from Eaton Rapids, MI
(Customer's Reviews) Saturday, September 28, 2013

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

By Terence from Texas
(Customer's Reviews) Thursday, June 20, 2013

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.

No Visible Results

By Curlyjm from Wausau, WI
(Customer's Reviews) Saturday, April 20, 2013

I attempted to remove glue residue from my 50-yr old Gibson flat-top and its pickguard, which had fallen off. Could not see any significant results. There was not a lot of residue, so I re-attached the pickguard with no further cleaning... hope it lasts.

everything you need to clean

By Carlos Giron from Ny
(Customer's Reviews) Thursday, March 21, 2013

a product that surprised me at the time to use it, is the heart of a guitar shop, I keep using it and I love it

Great Product!!

By Matan from Dimona, ISR
(Customer's Reviews) Friday, February 22, 2013

Really Helpful for Cleaning dirty fretboard.

Behlen Naphtha Solvent

By Gusty from Ro
(Customer's Reviews) Friday, July 06, 2012

A good product

Great stuff

By Clinton mills from Louisa, kentucky
(Customer's Reviews) Friday, April 06, 2012

This has been a must have on my Les Paul build.

great for cleaning many parts on the guitar.

By Set-up Technician from Solon,Ohio
(Customer's Reviews) Sunday, September 04, 2011

Great product for cleaning gummy dirt etc... Also, great for cleaning dirty tuning machines.


By Harv from Arnold Missouri
(Customer's Reviews) Saturday, May 28, 2011

This item is a must, don't even start a project without it. If it is not clean when staining a fingerboard that stain will come up you must remember the oil and the dirt on the board has been there for a long time and will serve as a repellant using Naphtha will cure the problem it cleans the wood so it is able to take the stain the way it should. And guess what no residue stain on your fingers. Try this you wont be sorry

We use it everywhere

By doc from southport, nc
(Customer's Reviews) Thursday, March 10, 2011

I clean tuners, fretwire, new strings, bridges, you name it. I'll soak parts overnight or longer in it on antique restorations as well. In small amounts I'll use it to help clean the gunk that collects on older fingerboards against the frets! It's just a great all round cleaner to have in the shop.

TWO PRO LUTHIER TRICKS: [1] Clean your strings before putting them on. Solder [tin] the loop ends carefully for maximum sound transfer and aid in tuning stability. [2] Apply a spray carnuba wax to strings [wipe of excess well] just before stringing up. Do these things and you'll be as prepared and sound as good as any top pros today! For Pro Shops, it's a great little extra touch you can tell your clients about! These days we need that edge to keep them coming back!


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