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Yesterday we played in a old garage for fun and a photoshoot for our to-be Facebook page.
All dirty and since we are a metal band, it was perfect!

The place was dusty and full of soot. My face, hair and hands were black so my bass.
Since soot is greasy and staining, I want to make sure to clean it the proper way.
Any tricks?
 

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I use a damp rag and maybe a bit of citrus cleaner if it's greasey.

... so, gonna post that shoot?
 
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Zep is a degreaser (I use that to clean my bike 's drive train). Dilute before using on (unfinished) wood (like a fretboard) - hell I dilute before using it on my bike. I'd say about 1 capful: 1L or more of water. That's what I do now, but previously I had a bottle of a milder citrus cleaner back from when I used to work at a pet store, don't recall the brand.
 
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Start with just a damp soft rag, then graduate to any mild cleaner. Simple Green or Murphy's oil soap. For the tough stuff use Naptha (lighter fluid) which is safe for pretty much any finish. Use clean rags. If you use a dirty section of rag you are dragging abrasive dirt across your guitar.
 
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