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PostPosted: Fri Oct 30, 2020 9:53 am 
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Hello All,

I know it has been posted somewhere in the forum before but I need to streamline my research time. What can be used to clean the tarnish/patina off my brass keys, ferrules etc. of my set without completely disassembling my instrument? I vaguely recall a mention of some type of wipe that can be used that doesn't hurt the wooden area of the instrument.

Please advise.

Thank you all,

Brian

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 30, 2020 10:57 am 
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Cape Cod polishing cloths have been recommended many times for this purpose by other forum users.

Searching for "Cape Cod" on this board comes up with lots of results, as well as paste alternatives like Peek's polish or Flitz which I believe are all ammonia-free.


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 31, 2020 7:09 am 
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It's probably been said before but why bother. Unless you're prepared to clean them every week, just keep the patina clean. The worst look for brass is that tarnish that comes about after a week or so. The choice is labour intensive shiny brass or concentrate on your playing patinaed brass.

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Ps. Wax over the patina to stop green crap forming.

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