mold prevention--new accordion

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vortre chardclo
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mold prevention--new accordion

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I have a horrible mold allergy and wasted money last summer on used accordions that almost killed me! Does anyone have tips on keeping my investment must- and mold-free? Jokes about not singing and playing in the shower are welcome, but I'm curious if there are any extra steps I could be taking!!
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Hi,

Let me know where the mold is. Have you had it apart to look, better wear a N95 mask if you are so sensitive. i'm going to assume it is in the bellows. You would then use the same techniques as mold in your home. Just don't soak the bellows in liquid or anything, but anti mold sprays, used lightly should work.

Give me some more details and I'll do some additional research from this end.

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Hi,

Just did a quick check - You would want to locate the mold. Once located, you can use an ultraviolet light wand in the 'C' band to kill the mold spores. This with some careful hand cleaning should get you there. But if you are really sensitive, be careful along the journey.

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Thank you, Doug! I'm going to remember your tips. I actually gave up and threw away (I mean "recylcled"--don't want to be banned from the discussion board) two used accordions after trying to air them out. So far my factory-new Weltmeister is fine, and I just want to keep it that way!!!
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