Could this be mould?

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Could this be mould?

Post by adp » 16 Oct 2019, 01:58

Hi,

In addition to the Steck I'm looking at (see other post), I'm also looking into a Bechstein 9.

However, the hammers and dampers look very grubby to me. I'm also a bit concerned that they could be what looks like mould on them.

The owner advises the piano has been looked after and regularly tuned.

Thoughts?
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Re: Could this be mould?

Post by Barrie Heaton » 19 Oct 2019, 16:49

They look quite clean compared to other pianos I have to work on. Mould is quite common in older pianos T-tree oil or Hydroperoxide will get rid of it. A big problem with model 8s are the tuning pins you need them looking at

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