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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.

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0775 1 quart
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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
Behlen Naphtha Solvent
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5 9-28-2013
Excellent cleaning solvent

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.

Dave Dennis  Eaton Rapids, MI Read my reviews (10)
5 6-20-2013
Works Great

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.

Terence  Missouri Read my reviews (15)
2 4-20-2013
No Visible Results

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.

Curlyjm  Wausau, WI Read my reviews (2)
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5 3-21-2013
everything you need to clean

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

Carlos GirĂ³n  Ny Read my reviews (28)
5 2-22-2013
Great Product!!

Really Helpful for Cleaning dirty fretboard.

Matan  Dimona, ISR Read my reviews (5)
3 7-06-2012
Behlen Naphtha Solvent

A good product

Gusty  Ro Read my reviews (91)
5 4-06-2012
Great stuff

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

Clinton mills  Louisa, kentucky Read my reviews (13)
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5 9-04-2011
great for cleaning many parts on the guitar.

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

Set-up Technician  Solon,Ohio Read my reviews (18)
5 5-28-2011

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

Harv  Arnold Missouri Read my reviews (3)
5 3-10-2011
We use it everywhere

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!

doc  southport, nc Read my reviews (11)
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