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Disinfecting a call

Postby BonzaiDuck227 » Sat Oct 12, 2013 5:49 am

Just got done hunting a hard 3 days with a case of strep throat the whole time. What would be the best method for disinfecting all my calls now? I was thinking mouthwash but I heard anything alcohol based will do a number on acrylic and Mylar reeds. My next option was to spray them down with peroxide let them sit a few then hot soapy water. The peroxide have any effect on call materials?
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Re: Disinfecting a call

Postby stumpjumper » Sat Oct 12, 2013 5:57 am

NO ALCOHOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Simply use hot water and soap. If your worried buy anti-bacterial soap

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Re: Disinfecting a call

Postby callinfowl » Tue Oct 15, 2013 2:54 am

X2 ...........just use soap and water. :yes: :yes: :yes:
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Re: Disinfecting a call

Postby beretta24 » Tue Oct 15, 2013 5:40 am

Why disinfect...????
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Re: Disinfecting a call

Postby WTN10 » Tue Oct 15, 2013 2:03 pm

Hell I don't switch tooth brushes.
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Re: Disinfecting a call

Postby HybridMachine » Tue Oct 15, 2013 8:26 pm

Alcohol will work.
Also cleans the calls Nice..... A older gentleman I know uses it to "clean" calls at shows before another enthusiastic wants to give then a whirl. I don't think he would use it if did a "number on acrylic" (Not saying soak it.)
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Re: Disinfecting a call

Postby clampdaddy » Tue Oct 15, 2013 10:00 pm

I use alcohol on every call I buy or sell followed by a water rinse. Don't use alcohol on a hard rubber Olt though. Turned one of mine olive green. :lol3: Luckily a good soaking with Pledge furniture polish brought it back to its normal color.
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Re: Disinfecting a call

Postby callinfowl » Wed Oct 16, 2013 2:28 am

Have you ever seen cracked safety glass ?
Alcohol will crack some acrylic it will look like cracked like safety glass. :yes:
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Re: Disinfecting a call

Postby Trevor Shannahan » Wed Oct 16, 2013 12:54 pm

Whatever you do, don't use alcohol
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Re: Disinfecting a call

Postby mayhem96 » Wed Oct 16, 2013 1:04 pm

Don't use alcohol... :thumbsup:
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Re: Disinfecting a call

Postby stumpjumper » Wed Oct 16, 2013 5:34 pm

Say what you want guys but I'm gonna cover this one time so that some people may learn something.

Simply...I am a call maker. In today's market most call makers flame polish clear and transparent acrylic. However we polish and buff solids and pearls as they don't flame polish well due to the dyes. With that, alcohol will craze (small cracks through the acrylic) any call that has been flame polished. Now can you use alcohol on solids and pearls...I am in the school of telling people to simply not use any alcohol on acrylics to 100% guarantee that your call does not become damaged. Warm water and soap will clean any acrylic call 100% and will not damage the acrylic. Dont take the chance of ruining your call...Hope this helps to clarify some miss conceptions

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Re: Disinfecting a call

Postby clampdaddy » Wed Oct 16, 2013 9:07 pm

Good to know.
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Re: Disinfecting a call

Postby goosehunter64 » Wed Oct 16, 2013 10:28 pm

I use alcohol all the time...and no ill effects. What in Sam hill did ya'll do, not to say don't use it. I dab a lil but on the end of a q-tip and have at it.
Now...having said that..I don't let the call bathe in alcohol. I wipe it down right after application. Like others have said..warm soapy water and let it dry...or wipe it down.
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Re: Disinfecting a call

Postby wanapasaki » Wed Oct 16, 2013 10:33 pm

You can't infect yourself again with the same strain of strep you had. Just don't share your call with anyone else unless you hate them :lol3:
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Re: Disinfecting a call

Postby HybridMachine » Thu Oct 17, 2013 10:18 am

I think the reed slaps the tone board, does any one else :lol3: :lol3: :thumbsup:
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Re: Disinfecting a call

Postby clampdaddy » Thu Oct 17, 2013 11:10 am

HybridMachine wrote:I think the reed slaps the tone board, does any one else :lol3: :lol3: :thumbsup:

If they didn't they wouldn't leave scuff marks on the bottom of the reeds......Now where's that pot stirring emoticon? :lol3:
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Re: Disinfecting a call

Postby Trevor Shannahan » Sat Oct 19, 2013 7:58 am

stumpjumper wrote:Say what you want guys but I'm gonna cover this one time so that some people may learn something.

Simply...I am a call maker. In today's market most call makers flame polish clear and transparent acrylic. However we polish and buff solids and pearls as they don't flame polish well due to the dyes. With that, alcohol will craze (small cracks through the acrylic) any call that has been flame polished. Now can you use alcohol on solids and pearls...I am in the school of telling people to simply not use any alcohol on acrylics to 100% guarantee that your call does not become damaged. Warm water and soap will clean any acrylic call 100% and will not damage the acrylic. Dont take the chance of ruining your call...Hope this helps to clarify some miss conceptions

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A lot of companies are flaming black too now
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Re: Disinfecting a call

Postby thomashamm2 » Wed Oct 23, 2013 9:18 am

i personally take the calls apart and pour some cheap mouthwash on the calls and rinse them with hot water. It works great...kills germs and makes them taste minty clean not smelling like morning breath.
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