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How to remove wood scratch of the piano that got keyed?

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It's obviously a joke...

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Using ramen may be a joke, but the rest of the techniques are very good.


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Ramen noodles can really fix a keyed piano? There has to be some spray or something...

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Originally Posted by Muz1234
Ramen noodles can really fix a keyed piano? There has to be some spray or something...


The guy in the video uses epoxy + color.

The reason I posted this joke is because I have a strong opinion, cause you don't seem to have searched for it, and let us work for your answer, whilst you do just 'chill out'.
Of course, some people here know, but it doesn't feel nice to snatch away time when you could tell us about your research first, and then why you werent fine with that approach, or why you were fine with it and then post a guide.

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Doesn’t how you remove wood scratches depend on the type of finish?


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Originally Posted by dogperson
Doesn’t how you remove wood scratches depend on the type of finish?

It does, and also on the size and depth of the scratches, among other things.


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Ramen noodles can really fix a keyed piano? There has to be some spray or something...


The guy in the video uses epoxy + color.

The reason I posted this joke is because I have a strong opinion, cause you don't seem to have searched for it, and let us work for your answer, whilst you do just 'chill out'.
Of course, some people here know, but it doesn't feel nice to snatch away time when you could tell us about your research first, and then why you werent fine with that approach, or why you were fine with it and then post a guide.

So using epoxy might help in removing the scratch?

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Originally Posted by Muz1234
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Ramen noodles can really fix a keyed piano? There has to be some spray or something...


The guy in the video uses epoxy + color.

The reason I posted this joke is because I have a strong opinion, cause you don't seem to have searched for it, and let us work for your answer, whilst you do just 'chill out'.
Of course, some people here know, but it doesn't feel nice to snatch away time when you could tell us about your research first, and then why you werent fine with that approach, or why you were fine with it and then post a guide.

So using epoxy might help in removing the scratch?


Why do you want anyone to guess?
What type of finish do you have? How Deep is the scratch?
Pictures would probably help giving you proper advice.

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Originally Posted by nicknameTaken
Originally Posted by Muz1234
Ramen noodles can really fix a keyed piano? There has to be some spray or something...


The guy in the video uses epoxy + color.

The reason I posted this joke is because I have a strong opinion, cause you don't seem to have searched for it, and let us work for your answer, whilst you do just 'chill out'.
Of course, some people here know, but it doesn't feel nice to snatch away time when you could tell us about your research first, and then why you werent fine with that approach, or why you were fine with it and then post a guide.


One of the nice things about the climate at PianoWorld compared to many other forums is that newbies aren’t usually barked at to use the search option. No one is forced to answer questions, and there is no harm in posting them.


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Originally Posted by Muz1234
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Ramen noodles can really fix a keyed piano? There has to be some spray or something...


The guy in the video uses epoxy + color.

The reason I posted this joke is because I have a strong opinion, cause you don't seem to have searched for it, and let us work for your answer, whilst you do just 'chill out'.
Of course, some people here know, but it doesn't feel nice to snatch away time when you could tell us about your research first, and then why you werent fine with that approach, or why you were fine with it and then post a guide.

So using epoxy might help in removing the scratch?


A scratch is usually superficial or "cosmetic." They can sometimes just be polished out, or sprayed and polished, or perhaps some color if the wood is showing, then spray and polish. If it's gouged deeper (wood removed), then you might need some filler (e.g. "ramen" or epoxy). Epoxy doesn't remove the scratch, so much as fill in the void if there is one.


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I guess I have missed something. I don't "get" what is going on here. Maybe someone can make "light dawn on marblehead".

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I guess I have missed something. I don't "get" what is going on here. Maybe someone can make "light dawn on marblehead".

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If I read it correctly, the OP wants to know how to touch up or repair a scratch. Someone else apparently took offense to the question being asked, and introduced a "joke" video that now has the OP distracted with unnecessary things.


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FWIW, there's a Woodworking for Piano Technicians group on Facebook that I've found to be friendly:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/596236354358810


General furniture repair groups would probably be good too, since it's not really a musical issue.


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Originally Posted by Muz1234
How to remove wood scratch of the piano that got keyed?

Peter, the OP would like an answer to his question.


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How to remove wood scratch of the piano that got keyed?

Peter, the OP would like an answer to his question.

That was posted in error.

The issue is whether the OP has given enough detail for you to give an answer.


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Okay, thank you, I think I get it now.

OP asked about a piano finish that got keyed. That expression usually refers to a fairly deep scratch specifically caused by a key (often on purpose) as in "keying" a car (a very nasty act in itself).

If it's lacquer it will need to be filled with lacquer or lacquer stick, leveled, possibly colored, and sheen polished to match the surroundings. If polyester you will absolutely need an experienced repair person for that. Not a DIY type repair.

If the dig is not too bad you may be able to fill it with a "was stick" of similar color, level and be done.

None of this is easy, and usually requires many tools and supplies as well as plenty of experience.

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Originally Posted by P W Grey
Okay, thank you, I think I get it now.

OP asked about a piano finish that got keyed. That expression usually refers to a fairly deep scratch specifically caused by a key (often on purpose) as in "keying" a car (a very nasty act in itself).

If it's lacquer it will need to be filled with lacquer or lacquer stick, leveled, possibly colored, and sheen polished to match the surroundings. If polyester you will absolutely need an experienced repair person for that. Not a DIY type repair.

If the dig is not too bad you may be able to fill it with a "was stick" of similar color, level and be done.

None of this is easy, and usually requires many tools and supplies as well as plenty of experience.

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Sorry, I mentioned spray because the video had it. But we definitely don't know what kind of finish the OP is dealing with.


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On a black piano a paint pen can work well.


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There are paint pens available in a variety of wood colors. But one must be skilled to do a good job, using the techniques in that video. The ramen filler may be a joke, but the rest is excellent.


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