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Dec 3, 2023 - 2:20:51 PM

banjonz

New Zealand

11952 posts since 6/29/2003

I am currently working on a GH&S (British made) 5 string with a basic steel rod ring. I am intending to replace the current vellum (much thicker) with a much thinner one. In the past when I have done that, the steel ring discolours quite quickly from rust and shows through the head. I have trolled through the archives searching to a treatment for this and found a post which say clear coat the ring. With what? An aerosol spray can of lacquer? Any thoughts?

Dec 3, 2023 - 2:23:22 PM
like this

heavy5

USA

2929 posts since 11/3/2016

Lacquer will work , light coats

Dec 3, 2023 - 9:17:28 PM

5529 posts since 5/29/2011

So will a good application of beeswax or paraffin, but the lacquer will probably last longer.

Dec 4, 2023 - 7:10:13 PM
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Helix

USA

17443 posts since 8/30/2006

Lacquer is clear

Clear coat is a clear plastic for automotive use and protects for about 7years. I use it on wet skin head flesh hoops

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