They may have used clear shellac. I don't think there were many options.
In the jewelry industry, gold plate is often given a coat of clear lacquer
to retard signs of wear. For parts that get touched a lot, I sometimes use
a coat of clear nail polish. It flows and evens out nicely and is
Thanks (again) Ron! I ended up using dish soap and a toothbrush to get most of
it removed, but I'll try the WD-40 method. My main concern was that the arms
that move with the tonearm didn't move easily at all, but I think the hot water
I was using melted away a good bit of the gunk that was
I previously answered your finish question in an earlier post.
The closest thing to what was used OEM is Behlen Violin Varnish, can be
difficult to find but it works well. The base coats were plain shellac
followed by a top coat of the Violin Varnish.
The term VARNISH does not describe a
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