Dear MMD, Now that we're getting to re-rebuild some of the players
that were done over in the '60's and '70's with white glue, are there
any techniques MMD members have come up with in dealing with the stuff?
I am rebuilding a stack where the pneumatics were reattached with white
glue. I have had limited success (1) sanding the tiers on the belt
sander, (2) using a scraper on the gummy stuff the sander spreads, and
(3) repeating steps 1 and 2 until most of the stuff is gone.
Will hide glue adhere properly for reattaching the pneumatics, if there
are traces of the white glue left on the tiers, or must I get down to
absolutely clean, bare wood?
Fortunately, the original "rebuilder" did not get down to bare wood
when recovering the pump, as the bellows and connecting trunk/reservoir
were firmly glued together. I've pulled off most of the bellows cloth
and find remnants of the original underneath. I am preparing to use
the propane torch method suggested by Reblitz to remove what I trust is
hide glue under the whole mess.