Just wanted to clarify.
I'm refurbishing my first piano, and have removed the old agraffes.
They are green with corrosion and flaking paint, which I will clean up.
The bores have the broken segments of rusted piano wire stuck in them.
Despite the above horror, I can of course give them a good cleaning. Push out the old wire, and gently debride the bores with a very fine round file that I have from my model-building hobby, and tumble the body of the agraffe or use a fine wire brush.
Is there anything more I should be aware of?
I heard from someone that agraffes can not be reused.
Something about how when they're installed, they really need to torque down at exactly the right angle.
If say, they torque down too far, and at the right angle, are sitting a fine hair above the surface of the plate, then do I solve this with shims?
Or just order new agraffes.
Which might be $150 for a set of ~50 (haven't got a clear answer on that one).
The main question is that when I place my order with schaff tomorrow, or friday morning if they're closed (probable), I want to cover all my bases rather than making repeat, little orders. So if I well and truly need new agraffes, then I need to order them.