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As if we didn't have enough to worry about!

  • 1.  As if we didn't have enough to worry about!

    Posted 13 days ago
    Has anyone had problems with shoe polish from your nicely shined black shoes leave smudges on lighter carpets?

    This could be a problem when working under a grand on pedal trap works or while working on upright bass bridges.

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    Blaine Hebert
    Duarte CA
    626-795-5170
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  • 2.  RE: As if we didn't have enough to worry about!

    Posted 13 days ago
    Just take your shoes off before you enter the house.

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    Willem "Wim" Blees, RPT
    Mililani, HI 96789
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  • 3.  RE: As if we didn't have enough to worry about!

    Posted 13 days ago
    Plain Johnsons paste wax over leather avoids that.


  • 4.  RE: As if we didn't have enough to worry about!

    Posted 13 days ago
    I (nearly) always remove my shoes at the door.  An alternative is to carry a supply of surgical type booties. 

    Deb





  • 5.  RE: As if we didn't have enough to worry about!

    Posted 13 days ago
    Don't polish, wear sneakers.

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    Regards,

    Jon Page
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  • 6.  RE: As if we didn't have enough to worry about!

    Posted 13 days ago
    Exactly, Jon!

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    John Formsma, RPT
    New Albany MS
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  • 7.  RE: As if we didn't have enough to worry about!

    Posted 13 days ago
    Works for me.

    Alan

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    Alan Eder, RPT
    Herb Alpert School of Music
    California Institute of the Arts
    Valencia, CA
    661.904.6483
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  • 8.  RE: As if we didn't have enough to worry about!

    Posted 13 days ago
    Shoes off just inside the door, especially if there is carpet or if it is raining.





  • 9.  RE: As if we didn't have enough to worry about!

    Posted 12 days ago
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    Have any of you tried step in shoe covers such as these? https://www.stepinsock.com/
     



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    John Gallen
    OWNER
    1040 Pianos
    S Windham CT
    860-428-6045
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  • 10.  RE: As if we didn't have enough to worry about!

    Posted 12 days ago
    Even when we wear sneakers, we always remove them at the door...every single time.  All it takes is one little rock that's caught in a tread and there will be scratches on a wooden floor.  It's a hassle and I know that after 45 years, but it saves an unhappy customer with a floor repair for which we would have to pay.

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    Ted Rohde
    Central Illinois
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  • 11.  RE: As if we didn't have enough to worry about!

    Posted 12 days ago
    Edited by Scott Kerns 12 days ago

    Has anyone had problems with shoe polish from your nicely shined black shoes leave smudges on lighter carpets?
    Blaine Hebert,  07-03-2018 02:19
    Yikes! I didn't know anyone polished their shoes anymore. I don't think I've polished a pair of shoes in 25 years...Maybe it's a regional thing.

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    "That Tuning Guy"
    Scott Kerns
    www.thattuningguy.com
    Tunic OnlyPure, TuneLab & Easy Piano Tuner user
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  • 12.  RE: As if we didn't have enough to worry about!

    Posted 12 days ago
    Edited by Peter Grey 12 days ago
    Some of us still do. ☺

    And even wear ties!

    Pwg

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    Peter Grey
    Stratham NH
    603-686-2395
    pianodoctor57@gmail.com
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  • 13.  RE: As if we didn't have enough to worry about!

    Posted 12 days ago

    And even wear ties!
    Peter Grey,  07-04-2018 13:49
    Holy cow! That's crazy talk!!  😏😉😳 (Hope you know I'm kidding Peter.)

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    "That Tuning Guy"
    Scott Kerns
    www.thattuningguy.com
    Tunic OnlyPure, TuneLab & Easy Piano Tuner user
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  • 14.  RE: As if we didn't have enough to worry about!

    Posted 12 days ago
    I agree with Briscoe Darling on the Andy Griffith Show.

    "Ever since I saw a hangin', I been nervous about wearin' one of these things."

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    Ted Rohde
    Central Illinois
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  • 15.  RE: As if we didn't have enough to worry about!

    Posted 11 days ago
    😆

    Pwg

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    Peter Grey
    Stratham NH
    603-686-2395
    pianodoctor57@gmail.com
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  • 16.  RE: As if we didn't have enough to worry about!

    Posted 10 days ago
    If it looks like it might be an issue, I ask permission to leave my shoes on, as in :  " I'm old, and will be standing part of the time.  Without my shoes on that's  a problem."

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    Cindy Strehlow
    Urbana, IL
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  • 17.  RE: As if we didn't have enough to worry about!

    Posted 10 days ago
    I have tuned in stocking feet for 25+ years and now it feels oddly uncomfortable when I have to leave my shoes on (like in filthy houses).

    Deb