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 Re: Sticky Half-hole
Author: Chris P 
Date:   2013-02-10 19:54

If you can take the split top plate off (undo the LH main action screw and pull it out far enough so just the split top plate can be removed), then do that and clean the top plate cork and lower plate with meths to degrease it.

If the cork is fairly thick, chances are the lower plate will cut into it over time and cause it to stick.

Gasket cork can be used provided the surface is perfectly smooth and there aren't any holes in it, but it will have to be the correct thickness so both plates are level and it seals against the lower plate with light finger pressure.

You can use a laminate of gasket cork topped with a thin layer of natural cork glued to it if the top plate cork is more than 0.5mm thick - that will offer more durability than natural cork on its own.

(I personally wouldn't use gasket cork as bumper corks on open standing keys due to how firm it is which can cause mechanical noise, but its best used for areas that experience hard wear such as under adjusting screws and other linkages)


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