Vomit Clean Up
I have a school violin that the student vomited on. I know I can clean it up, but was wondering if there is any cleaning agent that may be recommended by others or techniques to do so. There is a little inside the violin, mostly on the outside and in the case lining.
Most varnish will take a little soap and water, briefly.
Use rice for curry in the violin too. When it comes out, it's a ready meal.
Be sure to cross-reference the de-humidification thread.
If it were me, I'd of course wipe it off, but then use sparingly (using a damped wipe) some pet odor enzyme based cleaner to deal with the smell. I assume this is not an expensive instrument; most likely has an spirit based varnish, which is easier to clean without damaging.
Try fire, and lots of it.
Exactly how valuable is this violin? If it's a typical school instrument, probably not very. I'd try Adrian and Roger's suggestions, and if that didn't work, Marty's.
What? You didn't have a vomit clause in the loaner agreement? Well, live and learn I guess.
My dog could use a new toy, and he doesn't seem to much care for sanitation...
Vomit is a biohazard.
Kids. I was in a car with a 12-or-13-year-old chess wizard once. It didn't occur to him that throwing up out of the window was better than throwing up in the car.
I'm with Marty on this one.
Il Cannone just arrived in Columbus, Ohio. Make certain that kid with the vomit problem doesn't get anywhere near it. Just in case.