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  • 1.  Favorite cleaning method for plate

    Member
    Posted 10-30-2022 19:03
    Hi all,

    I'm getting this plate pictured below ready for refinishing.  What are your favorite methods/solutions for getting all the old gunk off?

    Thanks!

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    Tim Foster
    New Oxford PA
    (470) 231-6074
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  • 2.  RE: Favorite cleaning method for plate

    Registered Piano Technician
    Posted 10-30-2022 19:39
    I've used Simply Green with good success. You will need a steel brush and lots of elbow grease. 





  • 3.  RE: Favorite cleaning method for plate

    Member
    Posted 10-30-2022 20:56
    A metal brush will leave marks. Clean with gray ScotchBrite and diluted Simple Green.

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    Regards,

    Jon Page
    mailto:jonpage@comcast.net
    http://www.pianocapecod.com
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  • 4.  RE: Favorite cleaning method for plate

    Registered Piano Technician
    Posted 10-31-2022 00:42
    Simple green is fine.  I have always used what ever dish washing detergent that was at hand with good results (Dawn?).  An ammonia containg solution might get into more of the grease or oily materials better, strong enough and it will strip off the finish (ammonia dissolves shellac).

    I don't finish plates, but you do need to fill and sand any chips and scratches before spraying.  Your finished product will only be as good as your prep!

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    Blaine Hebert RPT
    Duarte CA
    (626) 795-5170
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  • 5.  RE: Favorite cleaning method for plate

    Posted 11-01-2022 07:08
    I've used TSP as a prep for painting most anything. 


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    Les Koltvedt
    Marietta GA
    lkpianos@gmail.com
    https://www.lkpianos.com
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