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Does anyone know how to get the hatd lime or calcium deposits that build up on rubber mouthpieces? and as long as I'm asking how about putting a shine back on the rubber too
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I would recommend dipping the mouthpiece in a solution of diluted vinegar for a short time. As far as putting a shine back on the mouthpiece, I'm not too sure what to recommend...
 

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I've heard that you can use jeweler's rouge and a buffing wheel to shine them up, but not sure of the exact technique...
 

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Avoid a buffing wheel unless you are planning on having the facing fixed.
 

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I hope you don't drink that stuff!
 

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EastCoastGhost said:
I should have thought of coke that **** will desolve anything including the mouthpiece
Could be better than vinegar. I used vinegar once on my Morgan Excalibur; it got off the deposits but discolored the piece. No big deal, but it did have that effect. I didn't leave it in very long either.

maybe I shouldn't have used the 50-year-old Balsamic:?
 

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This information is excellent. That green is exactly the color that my Excalibur turned. Interesting to know that I can get a pro to remove it!:D

(I mean of course the information in the Howard link.)
 

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Swampcabbage said:
I've had luck with soaking it in diet coke.
Would diet Pepsi work?
 

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Reedsplinter said:
Silver polish on the Excalibur will restore the original finish?
It won't do much for the discoloration, but a little Hagarty's does put some shine back. I do the cola thing, then a child's toothbrush with the polish inside and a soft cloth with the polish outside.
 

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The polish won't bring the color back but it will shine it up like new. On the outside shell, you can do a little wet sanding with #1500-2000 emery paper to get the surface smoother and possibly find some black down under.
 

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Thanks. I probably won't do anything to the piece; it still plays great (#1 backup tenor piece, after my RPC; or maybe #.75 after my Link) and I have no plans to try to sell it, so if it's green, hey, it's a fashion statement.

However, I have definitely learned some valuable lessons from this thread; thanks!
 
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