An excellent product to clean and polish the parts of a sax neck tenon that is easy to use is called "Miracle Cloth".Pgraves said:Lighter fluid and brasso only removes the crud,
"Lapping compound" then is overkill because it removes crud plus possibly more? When is it appropriate to use it?
Excellent answer.jbtsax said:...My best answer to your question about when it is appropriate to use lapping compound is:
When you are an experienced repair technician and on a badly fitting neck that other techniques don't work, you need to expand-lap-expand-lap-expand-lap until it fits properly. This is not an easy task because if you add too much lapping compound, or try to lap when the fit is too tight, the neck can seize up on you and create a much bigger problem.