A list of Guitar Polishes that have no silicones in them

 The only one that I know of  is Virtuoso.

Any silicones that are in the polishes have a tendency to find their way into cracks, and possibly prevent cracks from ever being glued up. This seems to also be a problem with Fretboard Cleaners and oils such at Fretboard Honey. There is NO ingredient list, and a call to the factory will give you 100% No ingredients. Seems pretty bogus. 

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I like Meguiars Show Car Glaze which is a very fine rubbed polish several grades up from rubbing compound and similar to the Music Nomad product.

I use a few different cleaner/polishes, mostly Dunlop no. 65. They all say they are silicone free. Am I being mislead?

Regarding fretboards, I almost always use naphtha for cleaning, and plain old light mineral oil. Pretty sure there should be no silicone in that. Its from a pharmaceutical brand. Recochem or rougier I think.

As mentioned, I always us Meguiars and Preservation Polish from StewMac....supposedly silicone-free. I really like the results from both!

Fretboards, naptha for the dirt and a citrus/beeswax formula for moisture/sheen.

I often use the Ken Smith polish, which is silicone free, according to the manufacturer. And for finger boards, it's regular old lemon oil, or naptha as a cleaner. I sometimes use Dr Ducks on fingerboards at the shop where I work during the week, no clue if it's silicone free, but it definitely contains waxes. Unfortunately, some of the people where I work have developed a habit of using it everywhere, as a general polish, and not just a fretboard conditioner, (which, in their defense, the manufacturer claims is ok. I suppose they're trying to market the stuff as an all in one sort of thing which it most certainly is not) so I've been trying real hard to discourage this.

Out of curiosity, what are the ingredients in guitar polishes (I'm talking the ones Fender, Gibson, Dunlap, etc. sell as opposed to ones you use in the finishing process)? Why not just get a jug of whatever is the main component, put it in a spray bottle, then mix some liquid with lemon scent or something, and call it a day? It seems like those polishes are one of those things you could make a gallon of for $10. Am I wrong?

I've actually been planning on looking into this, so I can home brew something similar to Stewmac'spreservation polish, so I'll be interested to see if anyone can she'd any light on this.

I normally use fender of gibson polish. The first one i bought (gibson) said it was made out of oil (petroleum). The new ones don't say a thing. I have a silicon polish special for polyester  finished furniture and another for urethane finish. Both have a particular smell (of course im sure they can remove the smell with some chemicals if they want). That could be useful as a hint. Besides, both polishes leaves your fingers sticky or something after using them. I don't think that happens with regular instrument polish. 

 I also like Maquires  easy to find at most auto retailers,  I also use the swirl remover.


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