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Contrabass-list Wed, 15 Oct 1997 Volume 1 : Number 9
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Date: Mon, 6 Oct 1997 13:56:56 -0700
From: email@example.com (David A Neubauer)
instead of a non-issue for testing purposes, how about this (should get a few responses):
What is the best 'thing' to THOROUGHLY polish the metal (for example on a contra bassoon) that would not hurt the instrument, and what tips are out there for doing this (hard to reach places, only have a professional do it, etc.)?
Thanks for having the list!
Date: Wed, 15 Oct 1997 14:42:24 -0700
From: Grant Green <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: Re: cleaning
>What is the best 'thing' to THOROUGHLY polish the metal (for example on a
>contra bassoon) that would not hurt the instrument, and what tips are out
>there for doing this (hard to reach places, only have a professional do it,
I've generally just used one of those treated "polishing clothes", that have some sort of polish impregnated in the cloth. Works on my flutes, anyway :-) Polishing silver involves removing part of the metal: silver tarnishes because it combines with oxygen and/or sulfur in the atmosphere (or in your sweat) to form silver oxide or silver sulfide. The polish removes the tarnish, silver included. I don't know of any available polish that would actually chemically reduce the silver back to its original state.
>Thanks for having the list!
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