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 Re: Sticky Half-hole
Author: jhoyla 
Date:   2013-02-10 19:37

I expect that it depends what the source of the problem is ..

If you use a lot of finger-pressure, you may have dug a little ring in the cork under the top half of the "half-hole" mechanism, and now it fits tightly over the half-hole "chimney" like a hat. You'll need the cork replaced to fix that.

If it is simply gooey stickiness, perhaps you can try graphite to smooth things over; blacken a piece of cigarette paper with a 2B pencil, then slide it back and forth between the two halves of the half-hole key to lightly coat with slippy graphite (worked once for me, many years ago). But again, the long-term solution may be to replace the cork.

Someone once suggested gasket material as a good replacement for bumper corks, but I'm not sure it will seal well with light finger pressure. Are there other, more suitable materials out there?


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