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Based on 5 Reviews
Reviewed On: 07/19/2021
This cleans but I don't see any polishing action. The bottle says varnish cleaner- which it does. It never mentions polishing. I see no shine after application. Should be sold as a cleaner. My professional instrument looks clean but dull and I used a new microfiber cloth for application and buffing.
Yes | 11 people found this review helpful
After seeing my daughter's violin teacher transform her well-used violin into a new-looking instrument, we purchased our own bottle of Hill's Polish and have used it on our violin, cello and mandolin. It is a cleaner and a polish and really makes the finish shine. Use sparingly and in a well-ventilated room.
Yes | 148 people found this review helpful
Reviewed On: 05/31/2013
I have a 19th century violin and been using this product for years. Use a soft cloth for applying, work one section at a time, buff with another clean soft cloth.
Yes | 668 people found this review helpful
Reviewed On: 11/17/2012
This was one of the best wood cleaners I have ever used. This polish really keeps your instrument clean. I recommend you clean a small portion of the wood at a time. Overall, this is a very nice cleaner that I highly recommend.
Yes | 737 people found this review helpful
Reviewed On: 10/02/2009
First, I have seen this product advertised as cleaner, polish and as cleaner/polish. Interestingly the bottle says varnish cleaner. In use it appears to clean and polish as a fact. The product according to the bottle and its odor contains turpentine. Therefore it could be harmful to certain finish types. I personally would not use it on any instrument over $1,000 because if I could afford that expensive of an instrument Id take it to an expert for cleaning. I used it on my new $300 Gliga violin and it cleaned off some gunk (I do not know what it was but it looked like a dull dried polish film) and it left a shiny polished shine. A good buffing with a soft cloth left the violin with a nice shine and a rich deep color. I am very pleased with the result. Some folks complain about the turpentine odor. I can see fingerprints after touching it however. Be sure to gently buff it very dry with a very soft cloth. Read and follow the directions.
Yes | 760 people found this review helpful
Asked On: 09/28/2018
Hello Lia! The Hill Preparation Cleaner/Polish will be safe to use on the stick of your bow, but we would recommend using it very carefully, as it could damage the bow hair if it comes in contact with it. Let us know if you have any other questions!
Yes | 62 people found this question helpful
Asked On: 04/16/2017
Hi Bettina! Since your instrument has cracks in the varnish, you may want to use caution when using cleaner or polish. Any fluid or liquid can cause damage to your instrument if it penetrates the tone woods. If you're interested in restoring the instrument, we would recommend contacting your local luthier. If you have any additional questions, please feel free to contact our instrument specialist at 1-800-248-7427.
Yes | 133 people found this question helpful