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Date: Sat, 30 Mar 2002 22:43:51 -0800
From: David Richoux
Subject: [CB] A suggestion for those who have plastic mouthpieces with 'digs"

I snagged this from another list -from my experience as an Industrial Design model maker I can say this will probably work with most types of plastic mouthpieces, but YMMV  (you might also try something called micro-glass balls - it looks like powder but is actually extremely tiny hollow glass balls...)

Dave Richoux

"David W. Littlefield" wrote:
> My reed player had mouthpieces (clarinet, saxes) with digs in the front
> underside from biting when playing. After talking to several folks he found
> himself in a hobby shop, where a customer suggested:
> 1. fill the dig with baking powder
> 2. drop 2-3 drops of crazy glue (the liquid kind, if there are several
> types--I've never used the stuff). The glue is absorbed by the baking
> powder, spreads through it evenly. Dries CLEAR.
> 3. let dry for an hour
> 4. sand with fine, then superfine, or superfine then extrasuperfine sandpaper.
> Works perfectly--he showed 'em to me.
> --Sheik
> David W. Littlefield, Piano, Guitar, Banjo, Washboard

Date: Sun, 31 Mar 2002 01:25:46 -0800
From: Craig Durham
Subject: Re: [CB] A suggestion for those who have plastic mouthpieces with 'digs"

Crazy glue and baking powder, eh? Interesting idea, but I would hesitate to try it because every cyanoacrylate glue I've seen has a warning on the package that it is "not recommended" for use on eating utensils or food storage containers. There is a putty-like material used to make dentures - I would think that would be a likely substance, assuming it would bond to the mouthpiece material.

Chemically-inert resisns are another possibility.


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