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A customer of mine plays 16 two-hour high-energy stage shows every single week. His costume jacket is abrasive and has worn the varnish badly on the lower part of the back of his fiddle. He also is physically very active when he plays, so I'd like to protect some other areas of the violin. He really likes the instrument, and based on past patterns, will probably play this one until it becomes unrepairable. The last one lasted over 30 years until it succumbed to a back-stage accident, and it wasn't easy getting him set up with a new one. I remember reading several years ago about Perlman having a clear protective film on his Strad, but can't remember what was used. Can anybody recommend a protective, reversible (removable) film that I could use to preserve the varnish and wood on the worst wear points on his violin? It's one of those rare instruments that works well plugged in on stage, close-miced in a studio, or played into a fixed mic on an open stage, a veritable unicorn in the fiddle biz, and while I'm pretty proud of it and have good backup instruments, I don't look forward to dialing in a permanent replacement any time soon. High level performers in any style often get pretty attached to their instruments, and some don't like to change.