You have to be careful with polishing cloths that have silver polish in them, or "silver polish cloths" You can work this into the mechanism if you are not careful and gum up your mechanism. Make sure that you are only near the area on the body tube you want to clean off.
You do not want to have sweat leaden silver polish though as you will be leaving the residual skin oil on the flute and it will return. Polishing cloths and all polishes are very mild abrasives that remove metal to create a shine. It is best to isolate removing the skin oils as best as possible first and then use the polish cloth sparingly to remove any marks where tarnish has already setup.
You might try googling sweaty hands, there is some information for dealing with this condition (hyperhidrosis).
I've had 2 customers with this condition and you will probably need more than usual maintenance just for cleaning and keeping the mechanism happy. In the worst case scenario, I had one customer that was just eating through the raised keycup finger rims. It looked like someone had buffed through the key tops with an abrasive compound.
Actually denatured and rubbing alcohol are the same thing. ethanol that has methanol added so it can not be drunk. Or it can be isopropyl alcohol. In either case you can not drink it so it is called denatured. It depends on the purity of the alcohol in the case you are talking about. Rubbing alcohol sold in drug stores contains between 40 and 70% alcohol, the stuff you buy in hardware stores as a solvent is the same alcohol but is around, or it can be around 95% alcohol. Either alcohol should be OK for cleaning the flute just keep it off the pads. And any lubricating oils will be removed too.It's not that it's safer, but rather that it won't leave water spots when it evaporates. I personally use rubbing alcohol myself, so I don't really know where to get the denatured kind...
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