Recently I found out why the back of my violin was getting cloudy with a light film of oil where the suspension pads are situated in the case.
The story is that when I practise and there is good humidity in the environment I leave the case open. When I come back to it, I find my cat resting inside the case. Apparently, the oils from its fur, transfer on to the suspension pads in the case as they are raised. I have no doubt the oils also transfer on to the rest of the material of the case but as the violin back does not touch there, they are not transferred. It's easy to clean the violin by just breathing on the soiled spot and wipe with a clean soft rag. The question if anyone knows is that I want to get rid of the oils in the material inside the case. Does anyone know how to do it?
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