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WP 20160903 13 00 04 ProMouthpiece work: cleaning hardrubber


Hardrubber mouthpieces get brown after some time. It seems not to be very difficult to let them look almost like new. 

I first started this experiment with an unbranded mouthpiece. After the first good result I tried it with a Selmer SA80 C*.


The way to renew the mouthpiece is to start wet sanding the mouhtpiece with a very fine type of waterproof sandpaper. Most of the time grit no. 400 or 600 will do. Using this on a brownish mouthpiece results in a lot of brown water. Then sand again with grit no. 1200 next with a very fine steelwool and finally polish it with a plastic polish.


The first picture below shows the Selmer SA80 C* after the first step: half way the wet sanding with waterproof paper grit no 600. 



Cleaning Selmer Cx 4



Cleaning Selmer Cx 6


After completing the first step it is all black again, but the mouthpiece is very dull, mat now.


Cleaning Selmer Cx 1

After polishing it with plastic polish it starts to shine like a new mouthpiece.

Cleaning selmer C 1

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The result an treated and an untreated example.


The result is quite good. But it can still be better than this. I had to skip the 1200 grid step since I ran out of this. But the result show what can be achieved.


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