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265419 <ecoyle@t...> 2018‑03‑14 Re: patina vs crud
Got this.....understood the dilemma.

But after reading the “furniture doctor” which fundamentally said do “no harm”
abd oiffers much more advise to folks whoooo are inclined tp “strip the piece”

Some years ago I was pleased to find “finish amalgamator” (?10$) which if I
recall correctlly is a Mohawk product,  you can take an old chest, clean off the
obvious crud, and  specifaclly wipe it down with this stuff, and it not only
dissolves the crud and a bit  of he existing finish, , but also dissoves
remaining crud , and  generally amalgamates it to cover dents/scratches with the
same patina as the rest of the item., although the reflectivity of the surface
may be marginally different. Defects almost disappear

Ja it sounds  too simple, but all it takes is one swipe to see if it works. It
might not, but two seconds will tell you if it does, but if you want to fuss for
hours and spend bucks trying to find a matching stain.....feel free to do so.


in cowtown
265420 Dragon List <dragon01list@g...> 2018‑03‑14 Re: patina vs crud


felton, ca
265422 Ed Minch <ruby1638@a...> 2018‑03‑14 Re: patina vs crud
My daughter has her own guitar repair shop (brooklynlutherie.com) and she
regularly uses a form of this for the nitrocellulose lacquer that is used on
vintage guitars.  If the instrument takes a ding, the finish fractures into
little pieces that still hold together, and this changes the way light hits it.
The material dissolves the lacquer and when it dries, the problem is gone.  She
uses an assortment of brushes and tiny application tools:


Ed Minch

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