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On 4/24/2018 at 12:10 PM, Jeffrey Holmes said:

Though easy to handle, among other things, I felt it continued to shrink for a very long time, was a bit too soft (found that retouch does better in the long run over something harder that itself) and sometimes clouded under certain retouch.  As I mentioned, I know a number of fine restorers who still get on with it very well.

That makes sense, thanks. 

 

I guess a lot of folks cosider the fact that it can be removed with xylene a positive feature of deft. You said in one of the posts above the fill you’re using can be chipped out with a knife, do you find if/when you need to remove it that works out ok? 

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12 hours ago, Jack Devereux said:

That makes sense, thanks. 

 

I guess a lot of folks cosider the fact that it can be removed with xylene a positive feature of deft. You said in one of the posts above the fill you’re using can be chipped out with a knife, do you find if/when you need to remove it that works out ok? 

Quite well...

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On 4/25/2018 at 9:02 PM, Jack Devereux said:

That makes sense, thanks. 

 

I guess a lot of folks cosider the fact that it can be removed with xylene a positive feature of deft. You said in one of the posts above the fill you’re using can be chipped out with a knife, do you find if/when you need to remove it that works out ok? 

Another related problem with Deft is it expands with certain solvents.  So in practice, you spend many days filling and getting the perfect touchup and everything looks great.  The morning of pickup you polish the instrument and the Deft fill absorbs the solvent causing your painstaking fill and t-up to jump out and shout “look at me”..... Deft has uses, but this is not one for us.

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