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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000605.txt from 1995/03

From: Steve Prescott <MIPRESC@-----.EDU>
Subj: Re: Question about pad cement damage
Date: Fri, 24 Mar 1995 15:31:12 -0500


Assuming the instrument is wood I don't think you did any damage. The
bubbling could be a problem though. You might have "torched" the wood,
bringing the oils to the surface and hardening them. Alcohol
(denatured, not rubbing) can be used to remove the "bumps". Sometimes
you can just flick them off with your finger. (Don't use alcohol on a
plastic clarinet.)

The discoloration: Use a permanent black marker and color the
discolored area. Buff the area with a cotton cloth to blend the color
to match the rest of the instrument.

I have some information on clarinet padding if you want it. I can send
it to your personal email address. If many people want the info., I'll
send it through this network

Incidentally, don't use a lighter on your instrument.

Steve Prescott
Instrument Rep. Tech./Clarinetist
Indiana State University

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