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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000665.txt from 1998/03

From: "Justin Wood" <>
Subj: Re: Clarinet Finishes
Date: Wed, 11 Mar 1998 12:27:14 -0500

I keep a polishing cloth in my case. At times it is difficult to wash your
hands. When I finish playing I make it a point to carefully wipe down the
entire clarinet to keep fingerprints from becoming a permanent addition to
the finish. Also, because you are playing right after eating you should
make it a point to either brush your teeth or chew some sugar free gum and
carefully rinse your mouth with water before playing.

As for the wood, don't use Pledge or anything like that. If you don't wipe
it completely clean EVERY bit of dust will begin to stick on the residue.
Use boar oil, but you should only need to oil it a couple of times a year.

Justin Wood

-----Original Message-----
From: Badbec15 <>
Date: Tuesday, March 10, 1998 6:49 PM
Subject: Clarinet Finishes

>I am a high school student and I have a Selmer Paris Recital Clarinet. What
>should I use on the wood, somebody told me boar oil or woodwind oil
>also said Pledge is that safe to use or does anybody have a better solution
>to what to use? In the finish on the keys you can see finger prints what
>I do about that? This problem has just started happening since the school
>decided to have the band eat before lunch it seems to be ruining
>instruments. Any suggestions I appreciate any to solve my problems.

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