Lexi Cross, Steinway B, Regilding the Iron Frame

The iron frame has already been cleaned and sanded.
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... and put on the stand to be sprayed.
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You can see that it has been cleaned up ready for the gilding process.
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A final look at the lettering.
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(Another final look) ..
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Here the brass agraffes have been covered with masking tape. Occasionally you see dreadful frame regilding where the operator has not masked the agraffes - just painted them.
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... and the hitch pins have been masked. If they are gilded, the lacquer might fall apart when the strings are hitched around them.
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Wait for the contrast!
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The first undercoat ...
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... then some gilding.
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... more undercoat + filler where the surface looked uneven.
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That looks better.
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The plate screws need to be gilded as well.
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Yes, the plate screws.
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And the other nameless parts of the frame. Honestly, this is so antique that the modern textbooks don't teach you the names of these things. They are generally referred to as
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The little numbers are the string gauges.
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The frame goes back in ...
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