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A recent comment along the lines of "well, of course, if you strip the varnish of a violin, you are sure to leave some residues behind" got me thinking because that is exactly what I was observing. Funnily enough, the concept that the Strad workshop could have stripped the coatings of a violin has never been mentioned in any materials I have read. If they did do it because the fat fly walked and vomited/crapped all over the nice red varnish, could it be that the variable results reported after analysing the wood/sealer/ground/varnish materials from these Master works reflects some stuff that was left behind after a violin was stripped? The clean-up diligence and re-preparation of the wood would yield more sources of variation as regards colour/pigment penetration into wood, rubble/no rubble etc etc etc.