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I ran out of my top coat spirit varnish. My formulas are in a notebook that must be in storage. Hazards of a tiny workshop. I know it had benzoin, mastic, lac blah blah, just don't remember. Got a good formula that will bond well to oil and go on nicely? Thanks much.
Hello! I want to start topic about repairing of old violins varnishes. Starting questions or what is the purpose of our discoursing: French polish YES? NO? Polishing grinding Adding of own spirit varnish layer (or layers) on old surface Propolis polish Restorating of varnish on Stradivaris, Guarneris and another rare violins Cleaning of colophony or another dirt with sandpaper and oil? Super NIKCO JOHA polish Tripoli, Vienna chalk and more... Topic aim is to avoid destruction of old instruments as we can see it on much examples in museums. Thank you in advance to everyone who will be involved!