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Murphy's Oil Soap on Heresy IVs

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I have a pair of Heresy IVs in Natural Cherry which I believe have a satin lacquer finish. I Have read that Murphy’s Oil Soap is safe to use on veneer and can serve as a polish. I am considering using it on my IVs. Does anyone have experience using this product or have any suggestions on how to apply it? Is it safe to use?

Any other comments on this subject would be appreciated.

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That is the only product I have used on all my speakers, all the heritage stuff I have owned etc. it even made my K402 horns that I had look a deeper black. I remember my Mom always using it on all the wood furniture when I was a kid LOL

Rich

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Do you follow the instruction on the bottle - 1 galloon water to 1/4 cup of MOS or do you use it straight from the bottle?

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One of our members found that it ruined speakers.  DO NOT USE!!!!

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Use it 1/4 cup to gallon of water. I have used it for years without any problems at all. Never heard of it Ruining anything.

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It is possibly okay as long as neither the water nor the soap reach the wood. WMcD

 

 

 

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Do some investigation before using Murphy's Oil Soap on any wood finish (aside from asking here).

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I have actually done some investigation and concluded it 'might' be a good product to use. That is why I am asking here. I’m looking for verification.

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I've used it on wood floors for mopping

 

I would not use it on any veneer, water.

 

Do you know that your speakers have a clear coat on them ?

 

If yes, oil would do nothing;  if no, it could cause the veneer to swell, become grainy, and possibly separate.

 

I have oiled walnut, and usually just use a cotton cloth to dust them

 

Every few months I clean everything with a clean micro fiber, rinsed in warm water with a small amount of dish soap, and wrung dry. You can test it on any room in your house with a just water rise bucket, and a dish soap bucket then wrung moist, on the walls. You may wash every wall in the house after you try it. The 20 packs of micro fibers they sell at Costco work great.

 

My two cents

 

 

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3 hours ago, Joe Carter said:

I have a pair of Heresy IVs in Natural Cherry which I believe have a satin lacquer finish. I Have read that Murphy’s Oil Soap is safe to use on veneer and can serve as a polish. I am considering using it on my IVs. Does anyone have experience using this product or have any suggestions on how to apply it? Is it safe to use?

Any other comments on this subject would be appreciated.

Why?  Are they that dirty?  How about a microfiber cloth?  Anything else is a gamble.

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Instructions from the manual which I would suggest following at least until for some reason your unable to use the safest method to maintain the finish.

 

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Older model Heresys and other Heritage speakers have either a raw or an oiled finish.  Those speakers can benefit from being oiled, but after about 2006 or so, most of the speakers come with a lacquered finish.  This includes Heresy III and IV.

 

DO NOT OIL LACQUERED SPEAKERS.  IT WILL RUIN THE FINISH.

 

mikebse2a3  is right.  If you don’t believe him or me, believe your owner’s manual.  Use a dry cloth to clean your speakers, nothing else.

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My Ex used it alot on her saddle and livery, riding boots etc.

Has a somewhat agreeable odor.

 

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Lye as in Murphys is the major ingredient in Easy Off oven cleaner.  I have not checked for its use on wood.  smile.

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It is all my mother would use on all of our woodwork in our house. I also use it as well and might have used it on my speakers back in the day. I believe it to be the best thing to use on any wood product


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Gil is absolutely right about its potential destructiveness on fine finishes.  it greatly darkens and increases light-to-dark contrast in veneer grain. I had to have my mahogany lacquer Style B K-horns re-finished in order to dissolve out the discoloration from the lye.  I don't think they've ever fully recovered.  Who puts lye on a varnish finish?  

 

Great for Zebrawood!

 

 -- Larry

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