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 Removing Krazy Glue
Author: Ben Shaffer 
Date:   2018-08-07 22:32

I'm likely going to buy a Used Composite Bliss 320. The previous Owner tried to Krazy Glue a loose Thumb Rest and in so doing the Glue dripped some on the body of the Clarinet. I don't know how much as I have not seen any pictures. Quick question to remove the drips can I use Acetone, or a milder Solvent Nitromethane?....or just leave it alone?
Thanks!
Ben Shaffer
GSO,NC

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 Re: Removing Krazy Glue
Author: ClarinetRobt 
Date:   2018-08-07 23:13

Maybe try some 'real' finger nail polish. It contains acetone, but since it's diluted I doubt it'd do any harm.

~Robert L Schwebel
Mthpc: Behn Vintage, Lig: Ishimori, Reed: Aria 4, Legere Euro Signature 3.75, Horns: Uebel Superior, Ridenour Lyrique

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 Re: Removing Krazy Glue
Author: Steven Ocone 2017
Date:   2018-08-08 17:21

I run into this problem a lot. I remove the thumb rest, file off the excess. then file sand and polish the body so that it looks acceptable. I reinstall the thumb rest using oversized screws if needed or sometimes drilling new holes (which is trickier than you might think).

I'm wary of using solvents on synthetic materials.

Steven Ocone
Ann & Steve's Music

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 Re: Removing Krazy Glue
Author: Chris P 
Date:   2018-08-08 19:58

Don't use acetone or any solvents on composite, plastic or resin clarinets (ABS, Resonite, Reso-Tone, etc.) as it will dissolve and significantly damage the finish.

See if you can chip off the superglue using the heel of an old reed - don't dig it into the plastic as it will scratch the finish, but try to nudge the superglue off with the edge of the bark against the leading edge of the superglue. You can use a blunt metal object like the edge of a spoon, but that can scratch the plastic if you're not careful.

If it's ebonite/hard rubber or wood and not lacquered, you can use acetone or solvents to clean off superglue from the joint surface without harming anything - then gently buff the area with a cloth and a drop of bore oil to restore the finish if it looks dull or dry compared to the rest of it.

Chris.

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