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Hill Varnish Reviver and Polish

By Hidersine

4.7 from 27 reviews
Price:
£9.60 inc VAT & Free Delivery in the UK
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Description

A gentle cleaner and varnish reviver. The Hill recipe has been popular with players for many decades. Original recipe formulated in the workshops of the world famous firm of W.E. Hill and Sons, Bond Street, London. This polish will help to preserve the integrity of the instrument varnish and will give an attractive glow to the surface. Apply with a clean cloth and polish with a clean lint free duster until dry. 25cc glass bottle.

Due to the wide variety of varnish types no liability, warranty or recommendation as suitable for a particular instrument is offered or implied. All polishes and cleaners are used at the purchaser's risk. We recommend testing on a small, inconspicuous area first.


Product specifications

  • 25cc bottle with childproof cap
  • Made in England
  • Varnish polish and reviver.

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Alan
10/05/2013 14:25
EXETER, United Kingdom

Beginner

Useful
6 out of 6 found the following review helpful

Pros: Good value, useful product - a little will go a very long way

Cons: A dropper or an applicator of some kind built into the lid would be useful - I used cotten buds to apply it to the small area's I wanted to use it on.

Other: None

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Mr Plowman
09/03/2011 23:55
Livingston, United Kingdom

Keen Amateur

Removes the fingerprints and the rosin build-up.
5 out of 5 found the following review helpful

Pros: Removes the fingerprints and the rosin build-up from the varnish safely and with minimum abrasion. Less risky than the home-made concoctions requiring shaking and speedy dabbing and removal. No complaints from my wife about the smell of polish after cleaning!

Cons: Tiny bottle.

Other: Leaves a nice tack-free and fresh look to the surface of old and new violins without shine or damage of the original varnish texture. Even dull varnish from around 1780s looks cleaner but without looking shiny or slick.

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WILLIAM
24/03/2011 11:23
Isle of Man, United Kingdom

Beginner

complete review above
7 out of 10 found the following review helpful

Pros: Who needs varnish cleaner? Many have misgivings fearing that what little lustre they have left will be compromised further. Hill's faithful old varnish is no exception and care is required in application. Over zealous rubbing WILL remove more than you hope for, especially on an oil-based varnish, though less so on a spirit-based one. You are adding something that does NOT belong to the original instrument and that is always risky no matter how brilliant the formula. But with great care, appearance can be enhanced and stubborn resins carelessly allowed to remain and stain can be teased out and away. A 25cc bottle seems small at first, but it is in your interest to make it last a long time!

Cons: complete review above

Other: complete review above

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Samara
18/01/2011 11:21
London, United Kingdom

Professional

Highly recommended
5 out of 6 found the following review helpful

Pros: This is really good stuff! Does exactly what it says on the tin.

Cons: The bottle is way smaller than it looks in the pictures! But then you don't need much so that's ok.

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Rebecca
04/04/2011 15:36
Cardiff, United Kingdom

Grade 8+

This product does exactly what its sold for.
4 out of 5 found the following review helpful

Pros: removes roisin and cleans well

Cons: slight smell

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David Wood
18/12/2017 21:52
DURHAM, United Kingdom

Keen Amateur

Better than anticipated
2 out of 2 found the following review helpful

Pros: After some scepticism, I started work on my 1879 Neuner & Horsteiner fiddle, using Hill polish. I was pleasantly surprised how easily it removed 138 years of dirt and discolouration (acquired from Victorian music halls), without disturbing the original varnish. Hint - I used it sparingly and went slowly, treating a small section at a time.

Cons: None

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Diane Astle
14/06/2016 13:50
Sheffield, United Kingdom

Keen Amateur

Hill's Varnish Reviver and Polish - very good!
2 out of 2 found the following review helpful

Pros: Hills varnish reviver and polish definitely gets the thumbs up from me. It took just a short time to get a beautiful result and the finish was just lovely.

Cons: None.

Other: I recommend it!

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Eleanor
20/10/2014 20:04
Birmingham, United Kingdom

Professional

Good Quality Cleaner
1 out of 1 found the following review helpful

Pros: It is non greasy and non sticky, so it is suitable for fine older string instruments as well as newer ones.

Cons: Small bottle, but a little goes a long way.

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Elizabeth
31/05/2018 14:19
Arbroath, United Kingdom

Beginner

Good stuff, does what it says on the tin

Pros: This is a great product and does the job.

Cons: It is a little difficult getting the substance out of the bottle. I have used this product previously but this is the first time I have had this difficulty.

Other: Will still buy this product again.

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Mr McDermott
22/06/2017 15:22
Belfast, United Kingdom

Keen Amateur

Highly recommend this cleaner.

Pros: IT did a very effective job of reviving the varnish on my late 19th Century French factory-made violin. It appears to be gentle on the varnish, but highly effective in removing old rosin and grime.

Cons: N/A

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