Monday, March 14, 2011

Obsolete Piano Decal Restoration

Sometimes when doing a restoration of a piano, I have come across an obsolete piano decal that is no longer made. Many of these are piano decals that are not visible until the cabinet is opened or dismantled.

Here is a piano decal that can be found under the top board of a Heintzman & Co full size upright. At one time this decal was unavailable; I can obtain a new replacement, but the cost of the new replacement, plus installation, amounts to the same cost or more of restoring the old decal.

This is a tricky process, it only works with some decals, sometimes the process damages the decal too much, sometimes especially with thick old varnish it does not work at all. Here is the link for the photo album and the text below each photo........

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