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    Hey All,Hope everybody is well. So it's mid-winter,and I started going through my gear just to
    go over what I have,and might need for Spring.Noticed that some of the cork handles on a couple of my rigs are a bit dry.Can anyone tell me whats best to care for them,and keep them in good shape?? Any special formulas or treatments best to use?? Thanks a bunch folks.
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    Baby wipes will clean off dirt & crud from cork without doing any damage. I've read that a small amount of mineral oil applied with a soft cloth and allowed to soak into the cork, then removing the excess with a dry soft cloth will recondition the cork. I've never tried it myself though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bass or bass? View Post
    Baby wipes will clean off dirt & crud from cork without doing any damage. I've read that a small amount of mineral oil applied with a soft cloth and allowed to soak into the cork, then removing the excess with a dry soft cloth will recondition the cork. I've never tried it myself though.
    B or B,Thanks for the flip.I was thinking some sort of oil initially,but wasn't sure. re:scared
    Didn't want to destroy the cork. Thanks again,and I'll keep diggin'
    Dan/DRMead

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    I use Mr. Clean Magic Eraser (or the generic equivalent) to clean the cork and U-40 cork sealer to protect it.
    U-40 is available from Jann's Netcraft and other outlets. A little goes a long ways and a treatment lasts me for a couple of years.

    Tom
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