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If the violin isn't cleaned regularly, then, after a time, rosin dust can build up and cake on the top.
What do you use to remove the rosin build-up without harming the finish?
My immediate need is to clean a thin rosin build-up from what seems to be a spirit-varnish finish.
I know at least one other member who also needs to do some cleaning, so let the discussion be general, but please state the assumptions for applying your particular method.
Visit Pierre's shop here and you'll find cleaner and polish that works well ...there is cleaner / polish too , which is what i use ....
Be sure to use circular motion when applying and removing the product ...leave it on fer a bit ...let the product do it's job , not pressure and elbow grease ...repeat as needed ...removes a little rosin at a time so just keep at it ...
Happy fiddlin ,
@Barry I am getting better. I used to freak if there was dust. Then it was like my badge of honor... Now I do the same as you, except I do miss some days.
@Tucson1 Thank you. Nice tip... I feel like my violin needs a polish. I have just been so leary of doing anything but a cloth. But I feel it needs something. I don't have rosin built up.
Fishnrods ... Tide eh? good to know.
Vibrato Desperato.... Desperately seeking vibrato
I haven't really run into that problem, yet. Like Barry, I wipe the instrument down when I play it. Once over with soft cotton glove and then with a silk rag. My acoustic violin, anyway.
My electric violin.. well.. It lives on the kitchen table instead of in a case. So rosin is the least of it's problems. It's gotten grease, butter, flour, jelly, peanut butter, kool-aid, and etc on it. Been run off with by a toddler who was playing it like an electric guitar and had sticky hands. However, it is not wood, and doesn't have anything like a quality wood finish on it. It gets cleaned with duct tape, rubbing alcohol, paper towels and maybe a bit of ArmorAll if I want it looking particularly nice.
But you really should NOT use that sort of stuff on anything like nice wood and a spirit varnish, or other quality wood finish. LOL
"This young wine may have a lot of tannins now, but in 5 or 10 years it is going to be spectacular, despite the fact that right now it tastes like crude oil. You know this is how it is supposed to taste at this stage of development." ~ Itzhak Perlman
Nice video @Barry Barry. Thoroughly enjoyed it. Great playing. Thanks for posting it.
But I can't help but think that you may have posted it in the wrong thread
read the opening comment "care for it well"
Point taken. But a bit obscure, bordering on cryptic. And if you blinked, you missed it
Would have been a better used to promote the use of metronomes
But a darn good video
Seen it all. Done it all. Can't remember most of ..... What was I saying????