Key Bushing Re-Felt Kit$42.00
If your key bushings are worn or your felts are falling out, this kit will bring your keys new life.
DescriptionIf your key bushings are worn or your felts are falling out, this kit will bring your keys new life. We created a unique kit that will make your key action feel more steady with less side to side slop action.
Wood Glue is not included.
- 10x Wedges
- Hypo Bottle
FAQHow do I tighten key bushings?
There are a few options to try when trying to tighten up loose keys.
1. The quickest and easiest way for keys that aren't too bad is to turn the key pin with a key pin tool or a pair of pliers that do not have serrated teeth or grips on them. You do not want to affect the smoothness of the pin. Turn the pin just enough that the pin fills the felt bushing resulting in less side to side movement of the key. Test the keys free movement by lifting the hammer, the front of the key should freely drop down on its own weight.
2. You can try steaming the bushing and surrounding wood, this may swell the wood resulting in a tighter fit. Keep in mind you do not want steam so much that the felt falls out.
3. Lastly, you can re felt the bushing. Chances are that the old felt is thin, worn and old. Vintage Vibe sell a kit specifically for re bushing keys!