Flute Maintenance and Repair : How to Oil Flute Keys

Flute Maintenance and Repair : How to Oil Flute Keys


Now I’m going to show you how to properly
oil your keys. First I’m going to start off and tell you what kind of type of oil to use.
I like to use just a regular key oil, which is available at any music store. They also
have just regular 3 in 1, which is available at a hardware store. And I like to mix these
in a little bottle here, if you can find one, usually find one at a beauty supply store.
And mix those pretty much half and half to get a nice viscosity that I like. We’ll start
off of course, we don’t need to do any oiling on that part. But we’ll start off, you basically
need just the smallest little drop of amount. If you over oil your key mechanisms, you have
all these little key corks on here that will fall off. That loosens the glue underneath
and it’ll just, they’ll just fall off on you. But we just want to take this on every little
point and there are several because these keys are all pinned together on one long rod.
So why not take time, make sure that we get each one of them. And oil them nicely. Okay,
and after we’re done oiling them go ahead and work it all in good, work each of the
keys and make sure we have no binds or any of that in this. DNow I’m going to show you
how to properly oil your keys. First I’m going to start off and tell you what kind of type
of oil to use. I like to use just a regular key oil, which is available at any music store.
They also have just regular 3 in 1, which is available at a hardware store. And I like
to mix these in a little bottle here, if you can find one; usually find one at a beauty
supply store. And mix those pretty much half and half to get a nice viscosity that I like.
We’ll start off of course; we don’t need to do any oiling on that part. But we’ll start
off, you basically need just the smallest little drop of amount. If you over oil your
key mechanisms, you have all these little key corks on here that will fall off. That
loosens the glue underneath and it’ll just, they’ll just fall off on you. But we just
want to take this on every little point and there are several because these keys are all
pinned together on one long rod. So why not take time, make sure that we get each one
of them. And oil them nicely. Okay, and after we’re done oiling them go ahead and work it
all in good, work each of the keys and make sure we have no binds or any of that in this.
Do it to our foot joint here, and this foot joint can be a little bit tricky sometimes.
If it gets bent or anything it can cause some problems. But here’s the oil, each little
point here. And I also like to take time to oil the ruler so that doesn’t get stuck or
make any noise on you. But that is how to properly oil your keys.o it to our foot joint
here, and this foot joint can be a little bit tricky sometimes. If it gets bent or anything
it can cause some problems.But here’s the oil, each little point here. And I also like
to take time to oil the ruler so that doesn’t get stuck or make any noise on you. But that
is how to properly oil your keys.

8 thoughts to “Flute Maintenance and Repair : How to Oil Flute Keys”

  1. "we don't need that…" *throws the headjoint on the table*

    squirts oil all over the body, while the pads are still on. MY GOSH _ take this off of YouTube!

    Students will be messing up their instruments!

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