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  • 1.  Aid i took after using WD40

    Posted 11 days ago
    I still have some questions to ask,if you dont mind.(please only rely to me when you aren't busy.^^)

    the 1st question:

    I notice the hairline cracks trend to be developed on the bass bridge.There was only 1 very tiny one 3 months ago,now i found another one elsewhere but wtill on the bass part of it.
    So i might be wondering if i could make it better.
    What if i brush some thin coating of clear epoxy?
    like gorilla glue clear epoxy .how could that be?Will i make the cracks worse or that is a optional choice?
    please i m the freshman in piano, haha.


    The 2nd question : (forgive me if i didnt say it concisely,plz)

    The other day,i found some of my piano's strings got rusty looking.
    It is a grand piano ,which i bought 3 months ago.
    Without googling the negative effect ,i picked up the wrong rust remover ,WD 40.

    i sank my swabs into WD40 and apply it then to the rusty areas.

    One area is very close to the tuning pin.
    Though i was very careful,but i still made 1 drop or so (probably less than that amount ) leak into that tuning bushing.

    As i googled WD40 late on,i realized probably i just made a big mistake.That night i didnt even sleep,(

    I was curious to know how bad it could be .At least,if i could something .i turned to the Youtube for help,where i found your videos post there.It is really a informative one.I bought a torque
    wrench and an adopter and a tip to build my testing tool.
    Here is a photo of my testing tool.

    And today,i test that tuning pin to find out how much force to twist.

    HERE IS MY QUESTION TO ASK ,PLEASE ^^

    I do find on that polluted pin ,less force is required to make a slight pitch drop on the relative string.

    (Because in the video you post,you dont mention if it should be twist on the clockwise direction or counterclockwise direction.
    i do measure both sides of them.)

    !!
    The question is that i found the figure isnt a constant !

    when i tune that polluted pin without a pitch raise first then to the right pitch,
    both figures are very high.

    Those are 11.4 NM(100.89inch pounds) for counterclockwise.
    to lose string.
    and 14NM(123inch pounds) for the clockwise direction.

    But when i tune that polluted pin from 25 cents flat then turn it back to normal.

    With the torque wrench test ,i find those figure getting lower.

    7.5NM( 66.37 inchpounds) to make the pitch slightly drop
    9.7 NM(85.84 inchpounds) to make the pin move visual obviously.
    Surely both 7.5 and 9.7 are referring in the counterclockwise direction.

    and 10.7NM(94.69inchpounds) to move at the clockwise direction. (pitch up)


    As i learnt ,70 inchpounds is the marginal point .
    is that 66.37 too low for that,and this is my new piano,could i be worse as time goes.


    i have almost test all of my bass strings today, normally on other pins the figure is

    90 inch pounds for counter clockwise direction and
    110 inchpounds for clockwise direction.



    Do you think the WD40 really ruins my pin block,though i didnt spray it on.
    Is that WD 40 makes that polluted pin more easier to be "tuned"

    (i didnt measure before,so i couldnt know what the force was on that polluted pin.)

    Please help to diagnosing it.
    Much thanks,
    Harry


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    Harry Dane
    New York NY
    764789557
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  • 2.  RE: Aid i took after using WD40

    Registered Piano Technician
    Posted 11 days ago
    Hi Harry:
    Well, I guess that only time will tell. If it's still holding the pitch, I would not obsess about it. I would be surprised if it got worse in the short term. Perhaps over many years the pinblock might dry out and lose grip on the pins, and maybe that would cause that particular pin to lose grip altogether. But that scenario would be a long long time in the future. As it is, "it ain't broke", so no need to fix it. And even if it were to fail, there are remedies for that.
    As far as the cracking on the bridge, I'm not sure putting epoxy into the cracks is going to stop any further cracking.
    My $.02.
    Paul McCloud
    San Diego


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    I still have some questions to ask,if you dont mind.(please only rely to me when you aren't busy.^^)

    the 1st question:

    I notice the hairline cracks trend to be developed on the bass bridge.There was only 1 very tiny one 3 months ago,now i found another one elsewhere but wtill on the bass part of it.
    So i might be wondering if i could make it better.
    What if i brush some thin coating of clear epoxy?
    like gorilla glue clear epoxy .how could that be?Will i make the cracks worse or that is a optional choice?
    please i m the freshman in piano, haha.


    The 2nd question : (forgive me if i didnt say it concisely,plz)

    The other day,i found some of my piano's strings got rusty looking.
    It is a grand piano ,which i bought 3 months ago.
    Without googling the negative effect ,i picked up the wrong rust remover ,WD 40.

    i sank my swabs into WD40 and apply it then to the rusty areas.

    One area is very close to the tuning pin.
    Though i was very careful,but i still made 1 drop or so (probably less than that amount ) leak into that tuning bushing.

    As i googled WD40 late on,i realized probably i just made a big mistake.That night i didnt even sleep,(

    I was curious to know how bad it could be .At least,if i could something .i turned to the Youtube for help,where i found your videos post there.It is really a informative one.I bought a torque
    wrench and an adopter and a tip to build my testing tool.
    Here is a photo of my testing tool.

    And today,i test that tuning pin to find out how much force to twist.

    HERE IS MY QUESTION TO ASK ,PLEASE ^^

    I do find on that polluted pin ,less force is required to make a slight pitch drop on the relative string.

    (Because in the video you post,you dont mention if it should be twist on the clockwise direction or counterclockwise direction.
    i do measure both sides of them.)

    !!
    The question is that i found the figure isnt a constant !

    when i tune that polluted pin without a pitch raise first then to the right pitch,
    both figures are very high.

    Those are 11.4 NM(100.89inch pounds) for counterclockwise.
    to lose string.
    and 14NM(123inch pounds) for the clockwise direction.

    But when i tune that polluted pin from 25 cents flat then turn it back to normal.

    With the torque wrench test ,i find those figure getting lower.

    7.5NM( 66.37 inchpounds) to make the pitch slightly drop
    9.7 NM(85.84 inchpounds) to make the pin move visual obviously.
    Surely both 7.5 and 9.7 are referring in the counterclockwise direction.

    and 10.7NM(94.69inchpounds) to move at the clockwise direction. (pitch up)


    As i learnt ,70 inchpounds is the marginal point .
    is that 66.37 too low for that,and this is my new piano,could i be worse as time goes.


    i have almost test all of my bass strings today, normally on other pins the figure is

    90 inch pounds for counter clockwise direction and
    110 inchpounds for clockwise direction.



    Do you think the WD40 really ruins my pin block,though i didnt spray it on.
    Is that WD 40 makes that polluted pin more easier to be "tuned"

    (i didnt measure before,so i couldnt know what the force was on that polluted pin.)

    Please help to diagnosing it.
    Much thanks,

    Harry

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    New York NY
    764789557
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  • 3.  RE: Aid i took after using WD40

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    Posted 11 days ago
    Dont' worry about it. The torque readings are not that low and it sounds like you did not do the entire piano if I am reading your post correctly . The tiny crack on the bridge is also not a problem and I would advise against using or attempting a repair. You will notice things as the wood in the piano expands and contracts but many are normal changes. It would be a good idea to have a temperature and humidity gauge and monitor the area around the piano for humidity swings. Check out some of the information on the Dampp-Chaser(Piano-Life Saver) web site to understand the effects of humidity on pianos. You may be getting rust because the humidity is too high or temperature and humidity are causing moisture to settle on strings. A string cover made of 100% wool and custom made to fit over all of the strings including the tuning pins an coilmay be something to consider

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    Owner- Fur Elise Piano Service
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  • 4.  RE: Aid i took after using WD40

    Posted 10 days ago
    Howdy!
    New found to demostrate those changes.

    As i measured it today with my torgue wrench, i do find the force changes with testing.
    every test result is not the same.

    Tune that key a bit sharp then test the pin with the togue .( i tune that key to 8 cents sharp)
    using the torque to correct it to the right pitch.(counterclockwise )
    as you move the pin,you keep recording the result.
    at first, around 6 NM to make the pitch drop a little about 1 cent.
    as you keep moving the wrench, it is about 8.5NM to move it down 3cents.
    then 9.5 NM to normal.
    as you can see the figure is changing.
    a pin connected with the wire is impossible to get a constant .


    to testify my thought,i tune that key a bit flat then back to normal.
    taking the same steps to measure it again.
    i do find the figure changes as well.
    also figures are lower than the former ones.


    that can explain why the test results are different even with the same pin.

    any further suggestions are welcomed,^^
    best regards,
    Harry

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    Harry Dane
    New York NY
    764789557
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  • 5.  RE: Aid i took after using WD40

    Registered Piano Technician
    Posted 10 days ago

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  • 6.  RE: Aid i took after using WD40

    Registered Piano Technician
    Posted 11 days ago
    Harry, you wrote "please i m the freshman in piano, haha." Pianos are complex, and hardware store solutions (and reliance on YouTube) are not appropriate. Please take the time to read appropriate texts: Jim Busby has a series on iBooks, for example; Mario Igrec's Pianos Inside Out is quite comprehensive, etc.
    There are opportunities to study piano service in person (Boston's North Bennet Street School's 1 and 2 year programs, for example), correspondence courses, online training (Rick Butler), etc. One may apprentice in a piano shop too.
    Please learn more before damaging your own or others' pianos.

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    Patrick Draine
    Billerica MA
    978-663-9690
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  • 7.  RE: Aid i took after using WD40

    Posted 11 days ago
    Actually I have an unfortunate experience in using WD40.

    Many of the late 19th century Broadwoods used a metal plate above the wrestplank with tapped wrestpins.

    The 1869 instrument had been kept in an unheated room in a stone-walled house without moving air. For some reason the very bass end of the instrument, possibly being in the corner, was damper than the rest and two bass wrestpins were rusted in place. We tried a judicious amount of WD40, arguably appropriate in a rust situation, and they didn't move. In fact they broke off. We tried using screw extractors and they didn't respond. We ended up having to drill two new holes in the cast iron, threading them, and drilling the appropriate holes in the wooden wrestplank below.

    We were careful and judicious in our choice of drill sizes. But the new holes have continued to give problems and it might be that the WD40 has crept into the wood. I used shellac in the holes, CA, reversed sandpaper, and the pins are just about satisfactory. But the bottom line is that the WD40 although seemingly excusable in this difficult circumstance, did its fair share of no-good. Or perhaps our holes we drilled were a touch on the too-large size. The pins are tunable - just.

    We've "got away" with the repair but I'm less than wholly comfortable about it.

    A potential dispersant of the WD40 might be acetone or dry-cleaning fluid but no doubt that might bring its own problems. 

    Best advice in this circumstance is to see how it goes, and deal with whatever problem that might develop when it does.

    Best wishes

    David P

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  • 8.  RE: Aid i took after using WD40

    Posted 11 days ago
    Sorry to ask ,if i didnt get you wrong.
    Do you mean you ever put a judicious amount of WD40 into the tuning pin holes before you installed the new pins?



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    > Actually I have an unfortunate experience in using WD40.
    > Many of the late 19th century Broadwoods used a metal plate above the wrestplank with tapped wrestpins.
    > The 1869 instrument had been kept in an unheated room in a stone-walled house without moving air. For some reason the very bass end of the instrument, possibly being in the corner, was damper than the rest and two bass wrestpins were rusted in place. We tried a judicious amount of WD40, arguably appropriate in a rust situation, and they didn't move. In fact they broke off. We tried using screw extractors and they didn't respond. We ended up having to drill two new holes in the cast iron, threading them, and drilling the appropriate holes in the wooden wrestplank below.
    > We were careful and judicious in our choice of drill sizes. But the new holes have continued to give problems and it might be that the WD40 has crept into the wood. I used shellac in the holes, CA, reversed sandpaper, and the pins are just about satisfactory. But the bottom line is that the WD40 although seemingly excusable in this difficult circumstance, did its fair share of no-good. Or perhaps our holes we drilled were a touch on the too-large size. The pins are tunable - just.
    > We've "got away" with the repair but I'm less than wholly comfortable about it.
    > A potential dispersant of the WD40 might be acetone or dry-cleaning fluid but no doubt that might bring its own problems.
    > Best advice in this circumstance is to see how it goes, and deal with whatever problem that might develop when it does.
    > Best wishes
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  • 9.  RE: Aid i took after using WD40

    Registered Piano Technician
    Posted 11 days ago
    Harry, NEVER use WD-40 on a piano. NEVER NEVER NEVER.
    Please.

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    Patrick Draine
    Billerica MA
    978-663-9690
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  • 10.  RE: Aid i took after using WD40

    Posted 11 days ago
    Yep,total agreed and appreciate your comment.
    I know i made a mistake.
    to figure out how bad that is.the Torque has been involved.
    So have you got some informations on if my testing result is okay for that tuning pin?

    i really have no clue now.why the testing figures can be huge different with 2 different testing methods
    1 ,tune piano from sharp to normal then test with torque wrench
    2,tune piano from flat to normal then test it with wrench again.

    which method is the Marginal point 70 inchpounds related to?
    is that the figure which is taken using a certain method?

    best regard,
    Harry
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  • 11.  RE: Aid i took after using WD40

    Registered Piano Technician
    Posted 10 days ago

    Don't let WD-40 get within a half mile of a piano, any piano.






  • 12.  RE: Aid i took after using WD40

    Posted 10 days ago
    I read it twice,i got it.
    you mean the WD40 has deeply infected the wood,and made the wood unable to hold those new pins still.
     Btw,what is amount of WD40,you metioned it is appropriate.
    to be more accurate,how much plz

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    Harry Dane
    New York NY
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  • 13.  RE: Aid i took after using WD40

    Registered Piano Technician
    Posted 10 days ago
    David P. wrote "We tried a judicious amount of WD40, arguably appropriate in a rust situation". My stance is that WD40 has ruined many piano components over the years, and it must be avoided.

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    Patrick Draine
    Billerica MA
    978-663-9690
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  • 14.  RE: Aid i took after using WD40

    Registered Piano Technician
    Posted 10 days ago
    Harry, both the string condition and the crack look extremely superficial. Please take suggestion above to study piano technology both to assess problems and definitely before you leap into action. Hopefully then you won't have any more sleepless nights.
    There is a product called Poleta Steel Polish made to polish strings and remove rust. It is a DRY piece of rubber, like an eraser, impregnated with emory. But in fact from the pictures everything seems highly polished already, keeping the strings dust free will help a lot in keeping it this way.
    Someone above also used the word obsessing, as you learn more about pianos you will be able to put things into perspective and avoid doing harm to the instrument. There is a great deal to learn about the piano and the wood that goes into it.
    The general rule is to keep any type of liquid, especially if it is a lubricant away from the tuning pins. And really, any lubricant not specifically made for piano use away from the piano in general.

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    Honolulu HI
    808-521-7129
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  • 15.  RE: Aid i took after using WD40

    Posted 10 days ago
    Thanks for your kind help,really helpful.
    will the product be easy to clean the rust between gaps? thx


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    Harry Dane
    New York NY
    764789557
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  • 16.  RE: Aid i took after using WD40

    Registered Piano Technician
    Posted 10 days ago
    Harry, I looked at the photo as you posted it on the forum. Even under high magnification it looks like dirt to me. As I said use a stiff brush and then wipe/vacuum the strings regularly. Get a string cover. The rust blocker is impregnated in a sheet of foam rubber, it sits inside the piano and emits molecules that bind with any metal and inhibits rust. Many techs here in Hawaii recommend them.

    Good luck.

    ~S








  • 17.  RE: Aid i took after using WD40

    Posted 10 days ago
    Ha! Yes I quite agree! But soft steel pins rusted into a steel wrest plank and with likelihood of fracture, which they subsequently did (oblong pins by the way, not modern squares which are harder) . . . and one has a recipe for being between a rock and a hard place. Then a problem of attempts to extract the rusted in stubs by drilling and using a screw extractor . . . 

    It was extremely lucky that these pins were on two bass single strings, and as a result we had space to drill the two new holes and tap them appropriately and in a vaguely appropriate placement. Were the snapped and rusted pins to have been in an area of double or triple pins.

    So yes - arguably irresponsible but in that situation arguably a difficult one.

    Best wishes

    David P

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  • 18.  RE: Aid i took after using WD40

    Registered Piano Technician
    Posted 9 days ago

    Hello Harry,
    As you test and re-test the torque on your lubricated pin, exercising it back in forth, you are helping your WD-40 do it's job of reducing friction. 

    I would stop
    Fenton



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  • 19.  RE: Aid i took after using WD40

    Posted 9 days ago
    Hello Fenton,
    how  are you?
    when it comes to tuning ,  that lubricated pin is still jumping .
    with my testing, the movement range is limited,
    barely can be noticed with our eyes.

    what you said is right ,
    but as it has dried already (over 1 week) ,so my testing wont effect this situation .(i hope so)


    I wasnt that nervous before ,but after googling  many  people post their unfortunate experience with WD 40,that is the time to panic.

    I m also feeling shocked by the power of WD40.

    .........
    best regards,
    Harry


    posting




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    Harry Dane
    New York NY
    764789557
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  • 20.  RE: Aid i took after using WD40

    Registered Piano Technician
    Posted 9 days ago

    Hi, Harry

    You say it has already "dried" over a week, which omits the main problem --- about a quarter of it is mineral oil, which doesn't "do" drying out. Gumming up, perhaps, that would take a lot longer than a week.

    It's a "secret formula", but here is what Wikipedia says is in it:


    Formulation

    WD-40's formula is a trade secret, and has not changed over the years, according to historian Iris Engstrand.[3]

    To avoid disclosing its composition, the product was not patented in 1953, and the window of opportunity for patenting it has long since closed.[7]

    WD-40's main ingredients as supplied in aerosol cans, according to the US Material Safety Data Sheet information,[14] and with the CAS numbers interpreted:[15]

    The UK (and EU) formulation is stated[16] according to the REACH regulations:

    • 60-80% hydrocarbons C9-C11 n-alkanes, iso-alkanes, cyclics <2% aromatics
    • 1-5% carbon dioxide

    The Australian formulation is stated [17] as

    • 50-60% Naphtha (Petroleum), hydrotreated heavy
    • <25% Petroleum Base Oils
    • <10% Naphtha (petroleum), hydrodesulfurized heavy (contains: 1,2,4-Trimethyl benzene, 1,3,5-Trimethyl benzene, Xylene, Mixed Isomers)
    • 2-4% Carbon Dioxide

    In 2009, Wired published an article with the results of gas chromatography and mass spectrometry tests on WD-40, showing that the principal components were C9 to C14 alkanes and mineral oil.[18]







  • 21.  RE: Aid i took after using WD40

    Posted 8 days ago
    i m crying,(
    i doubt if i should replace that pin bushing.To stop further pollution on the pin block.
    Based on  what i ve found on google and posts on forum,
    i regret to invite this evil to help removing rust.

    ((

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    New York NY
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  • 22.  RE: Aid i took after using WD40

    Posted 8 days ago
    As others have mentioned, I'm of the opinion also of letting it be and seeing what it does. Should it become serious then be ready to meet that bridge when you come to it. It might possibly be capable of being lived with. If rebushing is the answer it will be just as much the answer three years down the line as now.

    When one has a new possession which has been a great focus of effort to acquire then one can suffer the most awful remorse should one damage it in early course as a result of inexperience. The possession becomes almost as a person and one suffers feelings of guilt for having damaged him or her. Please just don't. It's a piano and something can probably be done in due course if damage has occurred if it becomes a problem somewhere down the line.

    When tuning, personally I like pins that move just as silk, but stay in position, rather than pins I have to wrench and which jump. Provided the pins stay in the positions as tuned you might even have created the perfect instrument that I like to tune.

    In the same batch of tunings that I did at the time of https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xQZTd-mWDek, I came across a Bosendorfer upright, the pins on which were really unpleasantly stiff and which I had to work really hard on to tune, a Kembal grand which had really horribly tight pins likewise, that concert Bosendorfer which had pins which moved with a silkiness that matched the sound of the instrument. Likewise the concert Fazioli https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mnTDkj5dYYc sounded and behaved as the smoothest cream, both the action under the fingers as well as the movement of the tuning pins.

    Just enjoy playing. If you're not tuning it yourself just wait until your technician who comes to tune says something about it being difficult. Stay mumm and don't say a word ;-)

    Best wishes

    David P

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  • 23.  RE: Aid i took after using WD40

    Registered Piano Technician
    Posted 7 days ago

    Harry, the important thing is that you will never do it again.

    If a pin starts to slip enough that it won't hold pitch, put a few drops of water thin CA glue at the seam where the pin goes into the bushing. CA follows cracks with tremendous enthusiasm. Don't use too much of it, but if the note still can't be tuned ten minutes later, you can add a few more drops.

    Don't fiddle around with the torque wrench again. Only deal with a possibly contaminated pin if you need to change the pitch.