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Got a MexiConn is pretty good cosmetic condition to learn to re-pad and adjust a saxophone. Having my share of fun . I am trying to float the pads on the tone holes with only gravity pressure as my starting point. No matter what I do, I still see some light leaking here or there. Smallest test strip I have are about .1mm and most leaks seem to be about that much of a gap. A bit of pressure will close the gap all around. The tone holes are now somewhat level, I did some sanding; no rotary disks - just make shift hand sanding disks. Originally many of the holes had high sides which were usually running parallel with the stack tubes. Leaks are in front or rear and I think I pushed and pull as much as practical. I am installing softpads from MusicMedic and for the most part they fit loose in the cups. even though I measured the cups for the order. I had only one that was way to small and reordered. I ordered the thick (.185/4.5+mm) based on what size I pulled out, but have reorder some thinner (.165/4.1mm) ones because the back of the stack pads on some holes hit 1st, although not on most of them.