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 Cleaning Advice Please!
Author: Flickerstaffe 
Date:   2006-08-18 14:57

Hi all!

I'm sorry to ask this really!

I've been given a second hand clarinet, and it's got "grime" like old cork grease under the keys. I don't have a full cleaning kit yet. Is there anything that I can do in the meantime to clean the instrument up a bit? I've got a pull through and a cleaning cloth, but that doesn't really help with the keys.

Is there anything I should look for in a good cleaning kit as well?

Sorry this must seem really obvious to you!

Thanks in advance!


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 Re: Cleaning Advice Please!
Author: Chris P 
Date:   2006-08-18 16:39

Cotton buds and pipe cleaners (doubled so the sharp ends don't scratch) can be used to clean around and under keys.

But get a small paint brush (not an artists one, just a cheapo from any local old tat shop, we have Poundland or Right Price for that sort of stuff), around 1/2" wide and trim the bristles shorter so they're firmer, and use this to brush to get rid of dust.

Former oboe finisher
Howarth of London
1998 - 2010

The opinions I express are my own.

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