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Offline GrumpyMiddleAgedMan

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Re: Hard rubber conditioner
« Reply #15 on: January 11, 2021, 05:48:22 PM »
Thank you for picking the fly specks out of my sugar bowl. Do as you like.
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Re: Hard rubber conditioner
« Reply #16 on: January 17, 2021, 10:59:32 PM »
I mean, chemically speaking, pretty much anything could be considered a chemical. Feel like one could split hairs down to the quark, if one wanted to.
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Re: Hard rubber conditioner
« Reply #17 on: February 17, 2021, 12:39:47 PM »
I was cleaning my new/old HR mouthpiece with a dettol antibacterial cloth, which after cleaning was yellow, which I wasn't expecting. I also cleaned the inside with a cotton bud (Q tip) coated with alcohol based hand gel and it too turned yellow.
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Re: Hard rubber conditioner
« Reply #18 on: February 17, 2021, 11:28:15 PM »
I was cleaning my new/old HR mouthpiece with a dettol antibacterial cloth, which after cleaning was yellow, which I wasn't expecting. I also cleaned the inside with a cotton bud (Q tip) coated with alcohol based hand gel and it too turned yellow.

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

Alcohol will ruin Hard Rubber in a heartbeat. I learned that the hard way by turning a nice HR silver throat's bell into a sickly greenish yellow.

To clean hr, I would go with mild soap and COLD water. Warm water will also discolor it. It's a very fickle mistress.
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Re: Hard rubber conditioner
« Reply #19 on: February 18, 2021, 03:17:17 AM »
Oh well it was only the once, I shall avoid that in the future thanks.
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Re: Hard rubber conditioner
« Reply #20 on: February 21, 2021, 12:16:04 AM »
I hope your mouthpiece was not too valuable.

Although discoloration of HR does NOT damage playability, tone, or any physical qualities, it makes it look rather ugly and unattractive.

We all learn the hard way. I am saddened, but also happy that you have learned your lesson. I learned it HARD with that lovely Silver Throat and am extremely careful when bringing HR near any alcohol these days.

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Re: Hard rubber conditioner
« Reply #21 on: February 21, 2021, 02:57:57 PM »
I hope your mouthpiece was not too valuable.

Although discoloration of HR does NOT damage playability, tone, or any physical qualities, it makes it look rather ugly and unattractive.

We all learn the hard way. I am saddened, but also happy that you have learned your lesson. I learned it HARD with that lovely Silver Throat and am extremely careful when bringing HR near any alcohol these days.

School of Hard Knocks!
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