Re: Sticky pad is back
"This post is for you saxismyaxe, I cant believe you put all that stuff on your horn. Hope this helps:)"
No Sir. I have been at this for over 30 years, and don't have a sticking problem on any but the newest repad on a few of the nearly 40 horns in my collection (Don't ask, I need help!).
As I mentioned in the other post, this problem is endemic with new pad manufacturing methods/materials, and doesn't happen nearly as often with older dated pads.
I have collected the advice of many a fellow saxophonist and repair tech, and was merely naming a few of the most popular tips that have become part of repair tech lore of late. None really provides an ultimately permanent solution to the condition.
By the way, the Old English polish tip mentioned in my earlier post, has essentially the same chemicals as the Formby product, and does do a good job, but the condition can return after time.
I do want to thank you for your sincere concern, though. :)