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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000086.txt from 2000/09

From: David Renaud <>
Subj: Re: [kl] ?? reglue mouthpiece cork/or not
Date: Mon, 4 Sep 2000 14:40:24 -0400

Thanks for the response.

I contemplated contact cement, but hesitated, and made this post.

My concern comes from replacing piano keys. Once upon a time
I used contact cement. Where the cement comes in contact
with plastic it destroys the finish, so one has to be very
careful to get it on the underside of the key only,
and not touch the tops. Now I use PCV-E glue(not ordinary PCV)
No damage to the plastic if it gets on the surface.

So is contact cement the standard glue for this,
or are there other choices repair persons recommend.

Thank You
Dave Renaud
Richard Bush wrote:
Take a brand new, very sharp razor blade and cut the cork straight down (in

> line with the bore). Use contact cement on the mouthpiece and the inside
> surface of the cork. (A pipe cleaner folded double will make a good
> applicator swab and give you good control when you paint the contact cement
> into the recess of the mouthpiece where the cork goes. Don't slop it out of
> this indented area. If you do, wipe any excess off while the glue is still
> runny). Let the glue dry to the touch on both mouthpiece and cork. Press the
> cork back on, starting at one end of the cork strip where you cut it. Be
> careful to keep it aligned as you press it on and work your way around the
> mouthpiece tendon.

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