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Leather Nuts Cause Corrosion of Metal Valve Stems
By John Phillips

Don Teach has a problem with modern leather nuts corroding player
control rods.  I wonder if treating the rods rather than the nuts
might be useful?  In an attempt to prevent the same problem where
leather-faced Aeolian valves contact their bottom valve plates,
I have tried giving each valve plate a quick spray with 3M 3900
Gloss Protective Coating.  I'll report back in 30 years with the

John Phillips in Hobart, Tasmania

(Message sent Thu 1 May 2008, 07:38:35 GMT, from time zone GMT+1000.)

Key Words in Subject:  Cause, Corrosion, Leather, Metal, Nuts, Stems, Valve

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