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Dusk
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Cleaning

Post by Dusk » Sun Mar 16, 2008 7:58 pm

Are there any reccomended ways to clean the surface of a flute that is hard to reach because the key system interferes? My flute is a 1990 Armstrong 104 that's in wonderful shape everywhere except in the are that I described. I want to make sure that there are no future problems with the mechanism due to oxidation or the buildup of grime. Is there anything I can do, or will I just have to live wiht it?
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vampav8trix
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Post by vampav8trix » Fri Mar 21, 2008 8:19 am

The only thing I can suggest is that you ask if the tech that is doing your annual COA polish the flute. It might cost a little extra. You are having your flute cleaned and adjusted at least once a year aren't you?

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Post by woof » Tue Mar 25, 2008 8:59 pm

Is it a place you can reach with a cotton swab? Watch out for forcing anything into small areas and bending the key mechanisms but I use them to clean in some small areas that I can't reach with a wiping rag.

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Post by Dusk » Wed Mar 26, 2008 8:01 am

woof wrote:Is it a place you can reach with a cotton swab? Watch out for forcing anything into small areas and bending the key mechanisms but I use them to clean in some small areas that I can't reach with a wiping rag.
I can get some areas with this, but others just can't be reached. I don't really care about this flute, though.
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Post by maggie » Wed Mar 26, 2008 2:09 pm

I use cotton swabs,too. Sometimes I put alchocol on it.
I don't know is that good for flute but I haven't seen any abruptions on my flute.

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