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Cleaning Outside of Inside Hand Slides

Use piece of clean cheesecloth dampened with a little. Wipe the slides until dry. Don't worry about a little stain or discoloration on the outside of the inside slides as long as the slides work well. Avoid buffing or use of abrasives to remove discoloration, as this removes the precious protective shell of nickel or chromium. Wearing through the chromium or nickel in 9 cases out of 10 has been caused by buffing or use of abrasives to remove discoloration. Actual use in playing seldom is the cause. If you happen to get a dent or crimp in the inside slide, have repairman take it out with a dent ball or bar; don't let him dress the slide down by buffing or using abrasive.