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    shellac and aluminum

    Hello All,

    I realize this is kind of a silly question, but does shellac corrode aluminum? I recently removed my bar tape (shellacked cotton) and noticed that the bars are stained yellow in some places. Should I work to scrape off the remaining shellac or just cover it with cork tape and be on my merry way? Thanks ahead of time for answering silly questions!

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    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shellac you're fine : ) wrap em up and keep going.

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    Shellac is disolved with alcohol, like rubbing alcohol, try that if scraping is causing any problems.

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    Over time shellec will permantly stain aluminum.It's made from ground up insects you know....
    Everything should be as simple as possible...But not more so.---Albert Einstein

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    It's actually a secretion of a bug, if that makes anyone feel any better...

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