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#1282041 - 10/06/09 10:09 PM How to remove adhesive stains  
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My Yamaha in ebony glossy finish has some minor adhesive stains, most probably from the saran wrap it came wrapped in when the piano was delivered. I am afraid to use anything to clean the stains without first consulting the pros on this forum. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks !

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#1282153 - 10/07/09 02:34 AM Re: How to remove adhesive stains [Re: Tamarind]  
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I had the same problem, it took me a few minutes and it was all gone!
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#1282161 - 10/07/09 03:01 AM Re: How to remove adhesive stains [Re: Konzert Patrick]  
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You need something to break down the adhesive without dulling the finish. If a damp rag or a polyester polish(Unicorn,Corys or ?)doesn't work. Nafta,Mineral Spirits or even paint thinner. Nafta is the mildest. smile


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#1282240 - 10/07/09 08:31 AM Re: How to remove adhesive stains [Re: pianobroker]  
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you would be surprised at how effective peanut butter is on some things.. has a bit of abrasive too.


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#1282281 - 10/07/09 09:38 AM Re: How to remove adhesive stains [Re: apple*]  
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I found something called Goo Gone (or maybe Goo Be Gone) that specifically removes adhesive, e.g. price stickers. Does a good job and leave a (somewhat snythetic) orange scent, plus makes the surface nice and shiny with oil. Have never tried it on polyester finish, but has never scratched household plastic containers yet.

#1282300 - 10/07/09 09:59 AM Re: How to remove adhesive stains [Re: Roxane]  
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WD 40 is a great adhesive remover and is generally pretty benign to finishes. With anything, always test on an unseen area first!


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#1282304 - 10/07/09 10:07 AM Re: How to remove adhesive stains [Re: Stanza]  
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Safest item is olive oil or PAM. It will soften the adhesive and then a mild soapy solution on paper towel to wipe it off. Don't use peanut butter as it may scratch. Don't use WD40 as it may soften the finish or get in/around tuning pins (aacckkk!).


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#1282309 - 10/07/09 10:10 AM Re: How to remove adhesive stains [Re: Grotriman]  
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Get some acetone from your local hardware store or Homedepot. Dab some on a soft cloth and wipe. It will take the goo off instantly.It will not harm a poly finish.


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#1282312 - 10/07/09 10:12 AM Re: How to remove adhesive stains [Re: curry]  
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^^^ Ordinary nail polish remover is basically acetone, so if you have some handy already, you might wish to try it on the underside of your piano or somewhere inconspicuous first.

#1282326 - 10/07/09 10:39 AM Re: How to remove adhesive stains [Re: Roxane]  
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I have always had luck with Avon's Skin-So-Soft. It removes all adhesives and tape-marks. You just use a little dab on a q-tip or cotton ball and voila.

#1282428 - 10/07/09 12:35 PM Re: How to remove adhesive stains [Re: pianobroker]  
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Originally Posted by pianobroker
Nafta,Mineral Spirits or even paint thinner. Nafta is the mildest. smile


Do you mean naptha?

#1283171 - 10/08/09 04:12 PM Re: How to remove adhesive stains [Re: Roy123]  
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Avon's skin so soft can also be used as a topically applied mosquito repellant.. so if you bought a bottle, you could also use it elsewhere



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#1348937 - 01/13/10 09:30 PM Re: How to remove adhesive stains [Re: pianobroker]  
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Originally Posted by pianobroker
....Nafta,Mineral Spirits or even paint thinner. Nafta is the mildest. smile


Isn't it "Naptha?"

NAFTA is an economic treaty, if I remember correctly laugh


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#1348961 - 01/13/10 09:51 PM Re: How to remove adhesive stains [Re: crogersrx]  
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Naphtha.


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#1348975 - 01/13/10 10:09 PM Re: How to remove adhesive stains [Re: BDB]  
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Originally Posted by BDB
Naphtha.


Yep! blush


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