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#668035 - 09/27/08 04:07 AM Key cleaning
Wumpletoad Offline
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Registered: 09/16/08
Posts: 13
Loc: England
Couldn't find a previous reference to this subject so advice please.

The keys on my new CA71 Kawai have an unpleasant "silicone" feel which seems to be a residue from the mould release or polishing process. Is there a preferred cleaner which would remove this stuff without damaging the key lever surface?


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#668036 - 09/28/08 12:05 PM Re: Key cleaning
Vincent L. Offline
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Registered: 07/31/07
Posts: 349
Loc: Austin, TX
That's just me but ...
I remove the finger prints and oil with a wet piece of cloth that I damp in warm water in which I added a little bit of vinegar.
It works for my digital plastic keys, for the 31 years old ivorite and ebony keys of my Yamaha grand.
I work with the wet cloth on 10 to 12 keys, then dry them up immediately with a soft dry cotton cloth. And then again for the next 10 to 12 keys ...

#668037 - 09/28/08 12:18 PM Re: Key cleaning
GreenRain Offline
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Registered: 04/24/08
Posts: 888
Loc: Somewhere in Europe
old t-shirt, only partly wet will do it \:\) \:\)

#668038 - 09/29/08 04:34 PM Re: Key cleaning
Wumpletoad Offline
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Registered: 09/16/08
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Thank you both for the responses. This stuff is stubborn but vinegar seems to be working.


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