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Re: old veneer glue

Posted By: James Schooley <furnitureissues@earthlink.net> (0-2pool241-175.nas2.sioux-city1.ia.us.da.qwest.net)
Date: 5/10/5 00:56

In Response To: old veneer glue (Gloria Adams)

Removing the veneer from a piano will effect the purity of the sound, the best thing you can do for a piano is to change nothing. The years of science that has gone into the production of these sensetive instruments is tricky to deal with. Never srtip and refinish the sound board if you can avoid it. Don't use a finish unlike the original, usually shellac on old ones and lacquer on modern ones. No Poly, it damages the sound and is murder to remove. All that said you are free to do what ever you want to your piano, just don't sell it to me, ha ha. As for your question, white vinegar will disolve the old hide glue, also steam, just don't get it very wet, that will loosen more glue than you are prepares for. Dry out the work area witha hair dryer as soon as it is cleaned, to dry it out and preserve the rim's shape and glue.

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