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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 07-03-2018 02:19
    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 07-03-2018 02:29
    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 07-03-2018 02:39
    Plain Johnsons paste wax over leather avoids that.


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

    Posted 07-03-2018 06:51
    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 07-03-2018 07:00
    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 07-03-2018 07:12
    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 07-03-2018 07:33
    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 07-03-2018 08:17
    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 07-04-2018 10:21
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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 07-04-2018 11:40
    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 07-04-2018 12:10
    Edited by Scott Kerns 07-04-2018 12:20

    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 07-04-2018 13:49
    Edited by Peter Grey 07-04-2018 13:52
    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 07-04-2018 17:04

    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 07-04-2018 19:22
    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 07-05-2018 13:47
    😆

    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 07-06-2018 07:31
    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 07-06-2018 08:02
    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