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Propylene Glycol for Violin Humidification?


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Any ideas on potential damage if using propylene glycol in a violin case for humidification. I am thinking about very diluted solution 20/80 water...

Ooops wrong forum sorry. I should have posted this in the pegbox...

Aside from any 'potential damage', I don't think there would be any benefit to using anti-freeze. The point is to humidify your instrument

and that mixture hardly evaporates, hence, no humidification.

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Aside from any 'potential damage', I don't think there would be any benefit to using anti-freeze. The point is to humidify your instrument

and that mixture hardly evaporates, hence, no humidification.

Well not exactly. The glycol vapors permeate wood and allow it to attract, absorb humidity from the air itself without you having to add watter. In othe words case/ humidor becomes like a moisture magnet. Even in the dryest climates 50/50 solution will raise the case/ humidor humidity to 60-70%. I know this is a bit much for violins that's why I was thinking more dilution. Although the humidity may be slightly higher it is better risking a crack in a valuable instrument. I am just concerned with the glycol vapors penetrating the violin wood and varnish...

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