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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000403.txt from 1998/04

From: Neil Leupold <>
Subj: Re: Loose screws
Date: Wed, 8 Apr 1998 20:57:40 -0400

On Wed, 8 Apr 1998, DEvans6896 wrote:

> Another "trick" I've used is to rub wax from, say, a candle into the threads
> of the screw before installing it. This gives a "tooth" to the threads, and
> since there is no strain or vibration on the screw, the wax adds a little
> holding power and usually won't back out. Also bar soap will do the same
> thing, and washes off easier when next you take the screw out. When you oil
> the rod with a pin oiler, the oil won' t affect the wax. Just a thought.

Very interesting. 'Any adverse effect from having soap or wax
lining either the screw or the inside of the rod?


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