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#2152850 - 09/18/13 08:21 AM Steinway logo (brass)  
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Hi!

Anyone who knows how to finish the logo in brass (the steinway-logo)?

Without harm the polyester around it.....

Very best

Steinway B

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#2152888 - 09/18/13 09:25 AM Re: Steinway logo (brass) [Re: Jazzniklas]  
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If the finish is polyester and the brass logo is not coated over by the finish, you can use brass cleaner. Just use as little as possible, and polish off residue with damp then dry soft rag. You can also do the lock this way.


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#2152919 - 09/18/13 09:59 AM Re: Steinway logo (brass) [Re: Jazzniklas]  
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Jazzniklas,

Have you asked in the tuner/tech forum. I imagine you might have more people who could answer this there.

Steve


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#2152962 - 09/18/13 11:13 AM Re: Steinway logo (brass) [Re: Jazzniklas]  
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Hi Niklas,

Brass polish is very abrasive. It will dull the poly finish on the wood. I would suggest that you contact S&S-Hamburg and ask for a recommendation and take their advice.


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#2153073 - 09/18/13 02:27 PM Re: Steinway logo (brass) [Re: Minnesota Marty]  
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Marty,
As you so often chastise other posters here I will do the same to you.
I said brass CLEANER-not polish.


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#2153085 - 09/18/13 02:41 PM Re: Steinway logo (brass) [Re: Jazzniklas]  
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Please define the difference. If you know of a brand of polish which is non abrasive and won't damage the finish, please let us know.

You could wash a brass candlestick in soapy water and you would have a clean candlestick. But, it will still be tarnished. Brass is a hard metal and to make it shine takes an abrasive.

I don't know if S&S Hamburg final coats over their brass brightwork, or not. If they do, you would have to break through the poly/lacquer to have any effect on the brass. If a polish or chemical is strong enough to break through the poly, it will damage the surrounding areas.

Jeweler's rouge would probably not dull a gloss finish, but it is not successful with delicate hand polishing. You would need a buffing wheel, or a dremel tool, to get a truly bright finish on the logo. I don't go at any of my piano casework with a power tool.


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#2153098 - 09/18/13 02:49 PM Re: Steinway logo (brass) [Re: Jazzniklas]  
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Mr. McMorrow,

I didn't chastise you. I gave alternate advice and my opinion based upon my familiarity of the situation. I do challenge other posters when I feel that the advice given would be harmful or is simply of no merit.

The same advice you gave was also given to the owner of a brand new Sauter. The resulting damage to the surrounding finish was truly unfortunate.


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#2153107 - 09/18/13 02:53 PM Re: Steinway logo (brass) [Re: Jazzniklas]  
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As I replied in the Tuner-Tech forum, if it was me, I would just rub the brass vigorously with my fingers. Palm oil is acidic enough to cut the brass oxidation, with diligence.



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#2153111 - 09/18/13 02:57 PM Re: Steinway logo (brass) [Re: Jazzniklas]  
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Hi Jim,

Do you know if there is lacquer/coat over the brasswork on a Hamburg? That's the piano in question.


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#2153129 - 09/18/13 03:15 PM Re: Steinway logo (brass) [Re: Jazzniklas]  
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I bought brass cleaner from Home Depot to shine up the logo of my Grotrian.

I used Q-tip to precisely clean, it was a very good result.

However, Grotrian-Steinweg logo is big, and the lire logo of Steinway is very delicate, so you should triple your attention to avoid spilling (I just pushed the Q-tip on a cloth to take out extra solution before cleaning the logo)

#2153881 - 09/19/13 03:00 PM Re: Steinway logo (brass) [Re: Jazzniklas]  
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For uncoated polished brass- use blue masking tape (kind that will not leave residue on the poly) and tape as close to the tops and bottoms of the letter as possible, and use EXTRA FINE grade cape cod cloth, rubbing as lightly as possible. It will take some time, but you will need to stay light to remove the tarnish without removing the clear coat from the poly.

When sufficiently shiny, take a damp microfiber cloth, and remove any residue from the cape cod cloth, using a clean surface with each pass.

Works a treat.

Best,

Andy


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