[Harp-L] Re: Cleaning - Bar Keeper's Friend substitute?

I am a moron...I actually read the website and saw right on there that
is is available at Wal Mart.  I'll pick some up today.  There is a
really nice hardware store a couple blocks from my house that usually
has everything - except BKF, so I naively assumed it must be hard to
come by.


On Jan 14, 8:13 am, Mike Fugazzi <mikefuga...@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> I am of the understanding thathttp://www.barkeepersfriend.com/is not very
> easy to find at the local store (hopefully, I am wrong).  Is there a more
> generic and easy to find substitute?  I will order if I need to, but I am
> sick of only finding things online, lol.  I picked up a G Marine Band from
> the 60's in an eBay auction and after my general cleaning procedure, it need
> some more cleaning.
> Honestly, it was the dirtiest harp I had ever seen.  The cover plates have
> some rust and crud that I will deal with down the line, but there is a build
> up beyond oxidization on a few of the reeds.  Everything plinked and rang
> just fine - in fact, it wasn't even too badly out of tune.  The comb was
> DISGUSTING.  There was a ton of build up and it was obviously chucked.
> At any rate, my goal is just to get the harp restored and working - I have
> not plans to mod it beyond arcing and gapping.  Yesterday, all I did was
> take it a part and put it through a couple rounds in an ultrasonic cleaner
> and then brush them with a toothbrush (not mine, my wife's).  I am just
> hesitant to add anything to the reeds and reedplates that might hurt them
> and have heard excellent things about this product.  This is one of those
> projects where if I have five minutes to myself, I will noodle with it, and
> waiting for stuff in the mail makes is less appealing.
> Thanks!
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