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PostPosted: Thu Oct 04, 2018 10:15 am 
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How hard can it be right? Ummmm....let's say harder than you think. I am adept at repairing harmonicas....this is NOT a harmonica. Can anyone give me some pointers on the tweak or removing excess Blu tac? Many many thanks in advance.


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 04, 2018 9:02 pm 
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Hi,
There is a whole thread devoted to tweaks.
http://forums.chiffandfipple.com/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=39238

I personally use little items I already had on hand. I use scotch brand poster putty, which is not blue, but kind of gray colored. It’s what I could find.

I use a small crochet hook to reach in and dig into the blob of putty and fish it out if I’m not happy with the amount.
I also use the handle ends of an artist paintbrush and other crafting tools I already had to push the putty into place, and twirl it around and kind of smooth things out.
One of my favorite tools is actually used for picking up seed beads for jewelry making. It has two different sized ends, which are rounded and capped in a rubbery coating. It does a great job of smoothing and prodding the putty, without scratching the inside of the mouthpiece. It’s called a Marvy Jewel picker.
These are the tools I use, with a Feadog D mouthpiece for scale.
Good luck, Lisa
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 04, 2018 10:09 pm 
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I just hook it out with a small Allen wrench or a small jewelers screwdriver, because I happen to have them around.

I use little strips of 600 grit automotive sandpaper to try to smooth things. Sometimes my efforts have worked, and sometime not.


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 05, 2018 12:40 pm 
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Thank you sorry if I missed the other thread.....I don't have any crochet hooks....but....my wife does...(evil chuckle). The sandpaper is also a great idea as long as I don't bugger the fipple these items should work...as well as some of my harmonica repair tools...thanks to you all again


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