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[*] posted on 5-3-2018 at 08:21 AM
Lemon oil stain on unfinished oud face


Accedntily and while cleaning the fingerboard, i had one drop on the oud face. It's unfinshed wood so it stained it. Is there any way to remove that? It's a precious oud (Kamil Mouis) and I'm feeling really bad but dont know what to do.

Any advice?




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[*] posted on 5-3-2018 at 10:02 AM


Oh maan...
That sucks. Happened to me before and really there is nothing that be done without making it worse. With time... It will get better.




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[*] posted on 5-3-2018 at 10:34 AM


Try powdering it with baby powder (talcum) and leaving it for 24 hours. Sometimes the powder can draw the oil out. Repeat for a couple of days. It works on silk, so maybe it will work on wood. At any rate, I don't think it can hurt.
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[*] posted on 5-3-2018 at 10:47 AM


Thank you Samir and tkmasuda.
i am a little nervous about applying anything even baby powder. Worried about making it worse. Are you sure it will be OK?

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[*] posted on 5-3-2018 at 11:00 AM


Baby powder is a good idea. Just don't rub it hard or anything. After you vaccum the spot to get it off.



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[*] posted on 5-3-2018 at 11:12 AM


Samir's right -- don't rub it. The idea is that the powder slowly draws the oil off the wood, so avoid rubbing the oily powder back into the wood. Vacuum or brush up the old powder, and lay down fresh powder once a day, until it stops making a difference.

Plus, your oud will smell baby fresh!
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[*] posted on 5-4-2018 at 05:57 AM


Thank you so much guys! It is already working. It looks much much better after a couple of tries. I will try one more time tomorrow too.

Can't thank you enough. You've made my day.





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[*] posted on 5-4-2018 at 06:00 AM


tkmasuda deserves all the credit! good tip to keep in mind if this happens again :)



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[*] posted on 5-4-2018 at 06:12 AM


Definitely! Thank you very much tkmasuda. I owe you. :) Now working on a spit my cat left on the surface when she thought the powder might taste good :)



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