Tips For Care And Maintain Your Flute
Do not wear jewelry:
Jewelry – especially rings – is a common cause of flute damage.
In some cases, such damage may not be repaired, especially for surfaces in and around the perforated holes.
Zippers and buttons can also cause scratches.
Assembling the flute:
It is essential to assemble and disassemble your flute carefully.
Do not grab or hold the flute on the mechanism as this may cause the flute to lose its adjustment and may damage the mechanism.
Wipe the flute:
Use a microfiber cleaning cloth, cotton swabs, and wooden cleaning sticks to extend the life of the flute.
Wipe the inside of your flute with a soft, absorbent cotton cloth (such as after each use).
Wipe off the fingerprints:
Fingerprints and grease on the surface can be removed on the outer surface of your flute using a microfiber cleaning cloth.
Do not use cloths that contain a glossy cleaner because these powders can enter the interior of the tank or the surface of the liner.
Although we don’t recommend silver polishing, some players still want it. Then you need to use silver polish very carefully, not around mechanical devices or gaskets.
When you are not using the flute, it is best to store the flute in the flute. Keep the box clean, and do not store the accessories in the box.
Headpiece and mouthpiece connection set care:
The mouthpiece should not be too loose or too tight. Qualified service technicians can make the correct adjustments.
After each use, gently wipe the mouthpiece with a soft cotton cloth to keep the area clean.
Do not use products such as petrolatum, lipstick, or cork to lubricate the area as this will result in accumulation.
The only product recommended when the mouthpiece is too tight is paraffin.
How to use paraffin:
- Use a piece of dry paraffin to rub the inside and assemble.
- Next, remove the two connectors and wipe the inner and outer hoes with a clean cotton cloth.
- The next time the flute is assembled, the hoes should be easily connected.
Your flute should be cleaned, oiled, and adjusted approximately once a year by qualified flute maintenance technicians.
A qualified service technician must regularly maintain your flute for annual maintenance.
The proper annual care of a professional will keep your instrument at its best and maintain its value over time.
Flute players who play for hours every day or who are prone to sweating can benefit from more frequent service.