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Klarinet Archive - Posting 001127.txt from 1997/12

From: Nicholas Yuk Sing Yip <>
Subj: Re: Cleaning mouthpieces
Date: Wed, 31 Dec 1997 18:50:06 -0500

What cleaning "agent" would you recomend?
On Wed, 31 Dec 1997, Dee Hays wrote:

> Hydrogen peroxide and alcohol are NOT cleaning agents. They are
> disinfectants. Now if you have allowed someone to use your mouthpiece,
> you would want to disinfect them. However they do a very poor job of
> removing any type of oils, solids, or other contaminants in the
> mouthpiece.
> To remove dirt, oils, foods, sugars etc, you will need a cleaning
> agent. Unless they are badly caked, ordinary room temperature water
> with dish soap does a fine job. If this won't remove it or if there are
> built up mineral deposits (from not properly drying), it is quite
> inexpensive to have the band instrument repairman remove them.
> Dee Hays
> Canton, SD

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