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 Re: playing in the rain
Author: kdk 2017
Date:   2019-06-17 20:16

Tony F wrote:

> On stripping the keys off I found
> that most of the springs and rods showed signs of rust.

Tony, I don't doubt that this happened, but it begs a question for me: what are those rods and springs made of? Rust happens when iron oxidizes in the presence of water. I always thought the springs on high level clarinets were made of steel, which is supposed to be impervious to rust. I don't know what the rods are made of, though I always assumed they were also steel, though not blued as spring steel is.

What metal are they made of that rusts? Or is the "rust" actually some other kind of corrosion that also happens in the presence of water?

Karl

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