Hi I would like to try out your tips but, I'm not sure how to take it apart , what to wash, what not. Could you/someone help me? Also what is detergent?Yes there are various ways to remove tarnish.
If the instrument is in good condition with light tarnish, warm water / detergent / and a soft cloth will remove
The next level again is warm water / detergent and a baby's toothbrush
The next level is a jewellery polishing cloth
From here up to remove tarnish becomes more aggressive to even a dip in a mild sulphuric acid, but I would never go to the stage of brasso / silvo or baking soda
Well I didn't mean take apart really, just for washing it some people do that themselves right?The simple answer is don't do it. Taking a flute apart and reassembling it should be left to a trained flute technician. You have no idea how many things can go wrong without a through understanding of flute mechanics. A little dirt and dust will not hurt a flutes playability, but taking it apart with with no experience will likely end badly...
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