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FDP Forum / FDP Unplugged - Acoustic Instruments / Guitar humidification...here's a different approach

Peegoo
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Just beyond Mars

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Apr 1st, 2019 11:13 AM   Edit   Profile  

Several mentions here re: humidification prompted me to post this.

I use the old-school sponge in a plastic soap box, with a few small holes drilled in it. One of these in each acoustic case.

Dampened with plain water, the sponges can get moldy. This is bad because the mold can take up residence inside a guitar.

Years ago I discovered a product that's designed to kill mold--it's available in a small spray bottle or in gallon jugs for use in a pump-up sprayer. It's applied to carpets, wallboard, etc., following a flood or other water-related issue to kill and prevent mold.

This juice contains colloidal silver (silver in solution); silver is deadly to mold and mildew. It's also persistent, which means it doesn't evaporate with the water that carries it. Silver is also completely inert and safe for use on and around any surface, fabric, etc.

About once per year I soak the sponge in the mold killer, wring it out, and place it in the plastic box. Rather than dunk the sponge in water to recharge it, I use a little plastic syringe to replace the water as the sponge dries out over time. This allows the silver to stay in the sponge and continue its crime-fighting career.

If you want to try this, read the ingredients on the mold killer you buy because some use bleach and some use an alkaline solution. Those ingredients can corrode metal parts on the guitar.

Colloidal silver is also sold as a health supplement in pharmacies and hippie shops because some people claim it improves health, cures disease, saves whales, etc. But the truth is silver has no benefit to the human body; in fact, it can be poisonous.

But it completely solves the problem of moldy/musty humidification sponges.


ejm

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Apr 4th, 2019 12:31 PM   Edit   Profile  

What is the name of the product?


jhawkr
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Apr 4th, 2019 02:16 PM   Edit   Profile  

Uh,... Colloidal silver?

Peegoo
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Just beyond Mars

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Apr 4th, 2019 02:34 PM   Edit   Profile  

Yes.

ejm

usa

Apr 4th, 2019 09:38 PM   Edit   Profile  

I Googled colloidal silver, and most of what came up were health warnings and the like.

Is that the name of the actual product that you bought, or does it go by something else?

Where did you buy it?

How much did it cost?


Peegoo
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Just beyond Mars

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Apr 4th, 2019 11:52 PM   Edit   Profile  

It's not expensive. Wal Mart carries it in the Pharmacy--the ASAP brand. It's about $10 for an 8-oz bottle, and that will last you a lifetime.

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