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Offline indiana

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Piano Repair
« on: September 02, 2020, 10:43:01 PM »
We have a 15 years old Pertof Garnd Piano.  The rubber pads under its cover has deteriorated to the point they melted and became sticky.

Does anyone know what can be used to remove & replace them without harming its finish?

Offline lhorwinkle

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Re: Piano Repair
«Reply #1 on: October 11, 2020, 02:53:33 PM »
If a bit of detergent solution won't remove the goopy residue then I would try a small amount of WD40 on a paper towel.

I'd first pry off the pads, and then wipe the residue repeatedly. If the surface is horizontal you could even apply a small pool of WD40 and let is soak. Emphasis: small amount.

Once it's all cleaned up wash the area with soapy/detergent. Just a small amount on a paper towel. This will remove the WD40 hydrocarbon residue.

When that's done ... when it's completely clean and dry ... you can apply new adhesive pads. Silicone pads would be ideal since they won't deteriorate like rubber will.