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PostPosted: Tue May 09, 2017 12:12 am 
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Hi All,

My tuning slide is sticking a bit. I've seen it written to use cork grease to loosen it and keep it sliding smoothly. Is this correct? What do you all do?

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PostPosted: Tue May 09, 2017 2:21 am 
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A mix of vaseline and beeswax is probably the 'traditional' way.

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PostPosted: Tue May 09, 2017 5:25 am 
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Even just vaseline (without the beeswax) would do; that's what I use.

This is a metal-to-metal connection; I've seen advice to avoid using vaseline where it will contact wood, but in this case it's not an issue. I rub a very tiny amount, just a speck, really, of vaseline on the slide and then pull the slide in and push it out a few times, turning it so it's well coated.


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PostPosted: Tue May 09, 2017 9:53 am 
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Thanks, gents. Did the trick!

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I just use off-the-shelf slide grease from the local music shop. Not sure what it's made of, but I imagine it's some formulation of the above-mentioned ingredients and I've never had an issue with it.

I add just a tiny bit every time I take the flute apart to clean and oil it, which should be about every month (but in reality is about once every eternity).


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