This especially formulated, all natural blend of expensive non-toxic exotic waxes, oils, antioxidants, stabilizers and Slippery Elm Bark Extract (Nature's Teflon(TM)), controls the dimensional stability and water balance of cork while enabling smooth assembly and disassembly of your instrument.
Cork is wood and therefore should be treated with products that protect wood. Made with expensive plant derived oils and waxes which will keep cork supple and compressible with the needed moisture that prevents cracking and flaking. An exclusive extract of slippery elm bark makes Doctor Slick&trade lubricate well and it is not sticky or greasy like petroleum cork grease. Other petroleum based chap stick cork greases will destroy your cork, turn it black, and will loosen the glue holding the cork on the tenon. Doctor Slick comes in many sizes available in tubes or tubs.
This soft cushioned bag is breathable and constructed of two types of advanced microfiber cloth inner wicking fabric and outer soft suede fleeced fabric. The easy to use top closure is Velcro sewn securely to the inner lining. Protect your valuable mouthpieces from getting scratched and chipped needlessly.
Exclusive proprietary formulation as used by museums to remove old wax, grime, etc. and unclog wood pores to allow the wood to "breathe" again. An excellent preparation step for application of microcrystalline wax.
Cleaning gel with citrus solvent that stays in place and removes gobs of old grease, adds back essential cork conditioners that help restore flexibility and compressibility. Has an ultra-fine abrasive to remove surface discoloration and bring back the look of new cork. Easy to apply and use. 30mL
Preserves and protects wood with a proprietary blend of plant derived oils, emulsifiers, and powerful antioxidants it penetrates deeply and will not turn rancid. Many bore oils are clear and colorless light mineral oil (baby oil) which is not what instrument makers use to impregnate the wood during manufacture. Maintains the dimensional stability of the wood. Holds and buffers the needed moisture level in the wood which retards the tendency to crack and split.