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What grit for ivory for nonslippery feel? #2903146
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I probably shouldn't ask as it's not difficult to just try on an old key but I'm interested in your opinions based on experience with players preferences.

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Re: What grit for ivory for nonslippery feel? [Re: jinorden] #2903148
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I use 600 on ivory and plastic.
Seems to do the job ok.


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Re: What grit for ivory for nonslippery feel? [Re: jinorden] #2903151
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Thanks! Doesn't leave lines? Would you start more coarse if tops thick enough? I had dropped fish glue after a bushing job on a dozen of keys and have to sand, doesn't go away otherwise.

Re: What grit for ivory for nonslippery feel? [Re: jinorden] #2903184
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600 leaves very fine lines and it’s the lines that provides the sensation of fingers being more stable on keys.
Finer grits will start polishing and lose that sensation.
I start with clean. No need for coarse to start imho

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Re: What grit for ivory for nonslippery feel? [Re: jinorden] #2903214
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Got it, Will try tomorrow. Thanks for the tip!

Re: What grit for ivory for nonslippery feel? [Re: jinorden] #2903224
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I always use a good quality paper like 3m free cut gold and a brush to keep any build up nubs from happening. Sand straight in one direction only, no back and forth.
I also do the keys individually, out of the piano and use a sanding block
It helps keep the lines straight and nice looking and avoids the edges.
Try a sample first.
If you think 600 is too coarse, try 800.
You especially don’t want to create unsightly irregularities on a nice ivory set or plastic.


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Re: What grit for ivory for nonslippery feel? [Re: jinorden] #2903251
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You don't need to sand unless you want them leveled due to age and a lot of wear from playing. I use to make a cleaner that would clean ivory and leave behind a perfect feel on ivory. Another similar idea would be to use rubbing alcohol. It cleans ivory real nice and leaves a nice feel. Spray conservatively on a microfiber cloth first.
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Re: What grit for ivory for nonslippery feel? [Re: jinorden] #2903399
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Unnfortunately I have to sand to remove some glue stains.

Re: What grit for ivory for nonslippery feel? [Re: jinorden] #2903697
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Chris, can you give us a description of the cleaner you used? Is it something the average Joe can put together with household ingredients?

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Sorry my proprietary formula is in the vault. I only make small batches when I need it. All those science and chemistry classes i took has returned some dividends over time , but marketing is a whole other story. Making a great product doesn't always translate into sales. Have you tried alcohol as I suggested? It works pretty nicely too.
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Re: What grit for ivory for nonslippery feel? [Re: jinorden] #2903756
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Well, I just read and responded to this thread today while I am at work, so no, I have not had an opportunity to try your suggestion yet. But thank you for the tip.


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