Other oils to protect steel
December 28, 2012 9:37 AM Subscribe
I play an Array Mbira
. The tines are made of spring steel. I have sweaty hands, so the tines tend to rust unless I coat them with oil. The folks who make the instrument recommend 3-In-One Oil, which is what I've been using. Does it contain anything toxic? Are there other oils I could use to protect the tines?
posted by gray17 to Grab Bag (7 answers total)
The tines have a blue coating but that doesn't stop the rust. The coating has worn off on the tips where I play the instrument.
I occasionally play 12 string guitar as well, but I don't see any rust on the strings.