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 Re: mould infestation on oboe
Author: GoodWinds 2017
Date:   2012-12-24 04:56

NO, don't use alcohol.
Mold does NOT equal bacteria, you fight it differently.

Dishsoap + bleach will kill most molds, but you must mix with warm water and then dry thoroughly. I do not know what this might do to pads, and of course you'll want to rinse the bore carefully (i.e. not too much water). You would need to treat the inside of the mechanism as well, and the only way I know to do that would be to dissemble the instrument and do it in stages. The instrument must be thoroughly dry before you return it to the case, and the case should probably be treated as well.

Peter Hurd might be able to give you different and/or better advice.

You did not mention if the oboe was wood or plastic; it might make a difference. The plastic should cope well with the above recipe.

mary, RN


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