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Haynes head joint crown will not unscrew.

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Hello all. Just searching for some advice. I purchased a Haynes Commercial flute which had been left idle for some time. After a clean and repad it plays nicely. The problem is that the crown does not turn (with normal hand effort) and appears stuck. Could anyone suggest a non destructive approach to deal with this problem. Heat? Cooling? WD40 or similar product? Any input would be greatly appreciated.
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.... There was quite a bit of green residue and white salty looking matter on the crown thread and the inside on the head joint. I have cleaned and oiled the thread and cleaned the inside of the head joint and now it is functional once more. Thanks a lot everyone!
The fact that corrosion is there suggests that the cork sealing poorly. Even moisture has managed to get past it. Replace it. :)
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