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    Do Your Slides Not Move Smoothly?

    Now and then a little polishing is useful on the legs of tuning slides. It makes a remarkable difference in how smoothly they move! You CAN get by with just slide grease, but the action will feel so much better if you keep the slide's surfaces nice and shiny.


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    Dave Werden (ASCAP)
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    I know you've also recommended flitz for occasional polishing of pistons, but you've said something along the lines of "be careful around the ports," and I'm curious what the danger is there? Accidentally opening the ports a little too wide?
    Nicholas
    Shires Q41s
    DW 4AL

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    Quote Originally Posted by UglyGrayDuck View Post
    I know you've also recommended flitz for occasional polishing of pistons, but you've said something along the lines of "be careful around the ports," and I'm curious what the danger is there? Accidentally opening the ports a little too wide?
    Just caution on my part, not based on any bad experience. The edge is a joint of stainless steel, brass, and solder. And any polishing you do is apt to affect edges more than flat surfaces. That's all that is behind my caution.
    Dave Werden (ASCAP)
    Euphonium Soloist, U.S. Coast Guard Band, retired
    Adams Artist (Adams E3)
    Alliance Mouthpiece (DC4)
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