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How to Clean Rosin from Violin
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Oliver
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(If I missed previous thread, say so.)

I do NOT want to hear about Micro-Cloth or Rubbing Alcohol.  (I just suffered through one site I found that said that "spit" is the best thing rofl)

So, let's dispense with organic solvents.

I was wondering if polishes might afford protection so rosin would not build up ?

By chance. there are 2 polishes available at Fiddlershop.com.   cheerleader

Now, all I need to know is:

Are these a good choice for my purposes ?

Why does one cost more ?

Are there other proven and safe ways to do this job ?

crossedfingers ?

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Usually Im too lazy to clean my violin, but when I do bring myself to doing it, I normally use a dry towel and just wipe the excess rosin off. Some people liked the rosin built up look. Mine's just there due to laziness haharofl

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Your honesty is impressive hats_off

(and your music's pretty good cheerleader)

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Oliver, build up is gone with my new rosin, so I just quickly wipe the strings with a cloth and the violin top after practice and it's enough. What do you mean though by build up, like strings getting caked in rosin or rosin dust on the fingerboad/top?

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I just lick my fingers and scape the strings to get the rosin off then wipe with a cloth.

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MGN  I was going to ask what you might have to drink prior to this cleaning method but I won't      rofl

 

NV   I want to get rid of the re-melted rosin that spews off the bow/strings.

Come to think of it, with the new violin I did not even as yet SEE rosin but I can FEEL it (STICKY) under the strings.

(Stay tuned later tonight when I will have my review of ZYEX strings.  Just tuning them up now.)

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Well folks.... I've already posted what "George" from D'Addario told me over the phone when I called and asked about what to use cleaning violin string's. So, I won't say it again.

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And where did you post these words of wisdom.   (On this forum?) coffee2

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As an after thought, I would remind everyone the strings are wound with either steel ,aluminum, silver or gold. The strings vibrate because the bow hairs try to grab the strings and hold on to them (for a short time). They only need to be so clean not like new clean. Spit is rust provokiing, so you might want to think twice before cleaning steel strings and you can scrape off gold and silver. If you want your strings to last longer just use a cloth to wipe off your strings.hats_off

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Beam me up Scottie.

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