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ozmous
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hello everyone!! I've decided to not sell my violin, I've tuned it to the right sound, and changed the bridge, it sounded amazing now!! i will try and change the strings soon....(I've found a violin string labeled \"Alice\" (the same as with this polisher), wondering if anybody here have used that kind of string, since that's the only brand of string for sale in my country)

anyway....bought this violin polisher for only a quid, made in china, and it is a spray on polisher, here's a picture:

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the contents says:

-89.0% water

-5.0% ISO PARH

-5.8% silicone oil

-0.1% jasmine oil

-0.1% pine oil

at first i thought that it was just a liquid that just cheats you on thinking that it's a polisher, but it turned out great! I've tried it on my violin, and it shined like new! now guys, what kind of polisher do you use for yer fiddles? and how often do you polish 'em?

cheers! - ⁰ℨ

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I use W.E. Hills & Sons varnish cleaner and use it about twice a year on my German. The chinese Cremona gets it once a year but its got a harder finish

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Is it just me or do some finishes smell funny or bad.facepalm

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Hmm.. never polished my violin...duncecap

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looks like that polish is mostly water with a tiny bit of oil in it...

 

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oh oh, your supposed to polish your violin??????  That must be why mine sounds bad.

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Violin polish.... interesting topic. hummm......

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I actually use a very special blend of polishing compound and finish wax... I'd like to tell you but it's a secret...fainting-1344 

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I love a good secret recipe.... Spill it Den

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coolpinkone said
I love a good secret recipe.... Spill it Den

I could tell you, but it's soooo secret, I'd have to kill ya afterward...lumpy-2134

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cdennyb said

coolpinkone said
I love a good secret recipe.... Spill it Den

I could tell you, but it's soooo secret, I'd have to kill ya afterward...lumpy-2134

 

Let me guess - you soak some crushed nuts from a tree in your yard in your infamous homebrewed mountain dew to extract the oils for polish...

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I could tell you, but it's soooo secret, I'd have to kill ya afterward...lumpy-2134

 

"might be worth it.." 

 

@ Di......lol...

 

Let me guess – you soak some crushed nuts from a tree in your yard in your infamous homebrewed mountain dew to extract the oils for polish…

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cdennyb said
I actually use a very special blend of polishing compound and finish wax... I'd like to tell you but it's a secret...fainting-1344 

 

What is the secret, Dennis.  "Oops, spilt my beer...better wipe before it starts too- HEY...Miller Lite makes a good shiny polish!"

moony-2173Just kiddin' , man!!  (kinda, lol)

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@springer, nah, this polisher smells like lemon,

@cdennyb, lemme guess....a drop of blood from a half unicorn half leprechaun, plus a dash of paganini's soul, and a drop of cold spring water from the middle of an active volcano, mix them together only when the planets align and the sun cries(literally cries).....?

cheers! - ⁰ℨ

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I like the "Drop of blood" idea. Like the red violin 🙂
Wonder if Cat did that with Scott's violin????

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