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Replacing rope bellows seal on 1950s Hohner Student II

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Could anyone recommend what thickness bellows gasket to use for replacing the rope seals? I'm kind of worried about going too thick and causing the bellow frames to crack.
 

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A gasket tape depth of !/16" should fit your situation.
In the case of warped bellows frames the tape can be doubled in areas needed as it compresses easily.
 
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By far the most common gasket tape is 2mm. It seems to fit in almost every accordion (certainly every Hohner I have worked on). Besides the thickness there is also variation in width. Most accordions can take tape that is 5mm wide, but some are better served with 4mm.
 

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