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 Armor-All on pads
Author: Jaysne 
Date:   2007-04-16 02:59

A friend of mine puts Armor-All (the stuff you spray onto car dashboards to clean and protect) on his flute pads. He swears by it--says it keeps the pads from or sticking or falling apart.

Anyone else attempt this seemingly dangerous stunt?

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 Re: Armor-All on pads
Author: saxhorn 
Date:   2010-07-25 01:22

I've been using it to clean up sax pads in my shop, but were talking leather
not bladder skin...haven't tried that yet!

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 Re: Armor-All on pads
Author: jrbrook76 
Date:   2011-07-13 15:18

I wouldn't do this....but certainly don't do it on Straubinger pads.

Jason Brook
Flutist/Woodwind Specialist
jrbrook76@yahoo.com
New York, NY

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 Re: Armor-All on pads
Author: Maine Winds 
Date:   2012-01-08 19:09

absolutely DO NOT put any kind of liquid on skin pads, ESPECIALLY straubinger! You will ruin them, and be out of $1500 for another repad.

If the stickiness is really bad, use un-gummed cigarette paper, or get some Yamaha cleaning paper and/or Yamaha powder paper. You want to be as gentle as possible when cleaning off your pads, if you tear the skin it compromises seal and the life of the pad.

As a long term solution, I'd suggest thoroughly swabbing the instrument, not using pad saver, and letting the case sit open for a little while so the moisture isn't being held in the case and the pads. When you close the case it creates this moist environment and the pads are the first to absorb the moisture, making them get gummed up and sticky.

Faith @ Maine Winds, www.mainewinds.com

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