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Cleaning & Polishing Checklist

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Cleaning & Polishing Checklist

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  • Clean Keys
    • wash keys with warm soapy water
    • clean hinge tubes and key ends with pipe cleaner
  • Clean Body
    • Wash body with warm soapy water
    • Remove build-up and oil/ brass shavings from tone holes
    • Run pipe cleaner through post heads solvent
  • Clean Neck
    • Wash with warm soapy water
  • Oil springs
  • Oil pivot screws
  • Lacquered
    • polish bare brass areas with clean microfiber cloth and brass polish (if present)
  • Plated
    • Remove severe tarnish
    • Hand polish body, neck, and keys with microfiber cloth/silver polishing cloth