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by Jango
(13 posts)
13 years ago

Cleaning corrosion

Hello, You have just purchased a vintage saxophone and want to remove that green corrosion that sometimes forms around the lower tone holes due to neglect. What are some good ways to remove it? I have thought about using a tooth brush but am not sure what to put on it? Would toothpaste be too abrasive? Thanks!

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  1. by kneejerk52
    (397 posts)

    13 years ago

    Re: Cleaning corrosion

    don't use a toothbrush, if you must, before you let a pro look at it. try a q-tip with tarn-x. just be careful not to get the pads wet! they also make cloths for both silver and laquered horns that you can geltly rub some stain or tarnish away. but first if the horn is worth anything, let a pro help, you could do more damage than good.

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