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#632868 - 02/28/02 01:47 AM Cabinet side looks cloudy
Jay Offline
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Registered: 07/24/01
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Loc: AUD

I have a high polished piano that was bought recently, I dont see anything when I first gotten it but now the side of the cabinet is turning abit cloudy/smokey, doesn't look shine anymore.

What is the causes? Is it polyester defect or etc.. Is there anyway to repair it.

Thank You \:\(

[ February 28, 2002: Message edited by: Jay ]

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#632869 - 02/28/02 08:46 AM Re: Cabinet side looks cloudy
PNO2NER Offline
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Registered: 11/26/01
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Loc: Traverse City, MI
Hi Jay: Don't know the reason for your high gloss finish not to be high gloss in that area, but I have found a polish which corrects the problem. Its called Meguiar's plastic polish # 10. Its available in automotive supply stores, and is made to remove scratches from plastic rear windows of convertibles. Its a very fine, gentle abrasive in suspension, (looks like milk) but really work. Depending on how cloudy the area is, you may have to reapply the product several times, but with patience, it will produce the desired result. The secret is a soft, cotton cloth. I use old T shirt material, but baby diapers are also good. Good Luck.... PNO2NER.

#632870 - 02/28/02 09:38 AM Re: Cabinet side looks cloudy
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Good advice. But if the piano is new, I'd call the dealer and have them send out their touchup guy to take care of it. I've seen a few pianos lately where the poly simply got sprayed onto the piano poorly, and had a cloudy look to it as a result. It appears to me that the poly was either sprayed with too much pressure, or was contaminated somehow.

What Piano2tnr has suggested is certainly a good way to remove a haze on the finish, but if the problem is defective poly, nothing will fix it. I've had a couple that were so bad I had to send them back to the manufacturer. That's why if the piano is new, I'd make the dealer take care of it.
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#632871 - 03/01/02 04:15 AM Re: Cabinet side looks cloudy
Jay Offline
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Thank you for the information PNO2NER I will try that. And if that doesn't work, Larry I'll sure hunt that dealer down.

Have a nice day.

#632872 - 03/01/02 01:31 PM Re: Cabinet side looks cloudy
SteveY Offline
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Registered: 11/06/01
Posts: 1820
Loc: NJ
Disclaimer: I know VERY little about this kind of thing. (But I do have friends in high places.)

I'm wondering what make of piano this is? During my piano search I came across some Schimmels that had a similar problem. Schimmel had encountered a defect in the polyester and had the defective pianos resprayed into a hand-rubbed satin finish. I was considering buying one of these pianos and checked with a friend of mine who works for a company that sells industrial coatings to piano/guitar/percussion companies. He told me that Schimmel's explanation was certainly possible. But he also warned that moisture coming up from the wood itself would make the finish appear "cloudy". This could be a serious problem for a piano. In the end, I didn't buy the Schimmel (although I thought they were wonderful pianos). But I'd get recommend getting your piano checked by someone who really knows piano finishes.
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#632873 - 03/25/02 04:28 PM Re: Cabinet side looks cloudy
Frank Weston Offline
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Registered: 03/24/02
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Polyester finishes can cloud when exposed to a water based cleaner ro polish such the common spray cleaners, Endust, et al. Use a dryer sheet to gently wipe dust off the surface, and then buff gently with a very soft, clean, and above all, dry cotton rag.

Frank Weston

#632874 - 04/07/02 10:23 PM Re: Cabinet side looks cloudy
Jay Offline
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Registered: 07/24/01
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Pheww.... the problem is now rectify. Am glad that the piano did not need to leave the house.

A technician came over to inspect the piano last week. He suspect when the piano was in factory, the buffing on the cabinet was not done properly. He uses this 3M product(medium & fine scratches polisher) and apply on the cloudy area and it is gone.
Wow din know we can do MAGIC on polyester finish

#632875 - 04/08/02 04:42 AM Re: Cabinet side looks cloudy
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