Maintaining your Astarin Music Collection Product

To clean Astarin Music Collection instruments, we suggest wiping with a damp cloth. If desired, a mild detergent such as dishwashing soap can be used.

Please note: if you are a day care provider, school or other institution you should adhere to the cleaning and sanitizing regulations of the state in which you are licensed.

Musical instruments should never be immersed in water or cleaned in a dishwasher, as this can damage the internal parts or compromise the integrity of the materials. Most sanitizing wipes and disinfectant sprays contain harsh chemicals and solvents. While they are fine for occasional cleaning of your instrument, repeated use such as daily cleaning, as well as the use of commercial cleaners, chemicals and solvents must be avoided, as these compounds could compromise the plastic components of your musical instrument.

Chimalongs 
Your Chimalong tubes are made of anodized aluminum. If necessary, use mild soap and water (or a foaming, non-abrasive cleanser) to clean your Chimalong. You can use this to clean the wood parts on the Chimalong XR and the plastic case of the Chimalong Deluxe. Take care not to get the foam chime holders or the Mini Chimalong's songbook or stand wet when you clean the instrument. 

Drums 
To prevent damage to the drumheads, avoid exposing drums with natural drumheads to extreme temperature and humidity. Natural drumheads can be wiped with a damp (not wet) cloth. Solvents and soaps should not be used on natural drumheads.

Remo drums feature their patented Fiberskyn drumheads. These synthetic drumheads produce wonderful tone and can be cleaned using a wet cloth.

Stringed Instruments 
Here are the simple but important things you need to do to keep your Astarin Music Collection stringed instrument in good working condition for many years to come.

  1. When you are not using it, protect your instrument by keeping it in its cardboard box or a case if you have one.
  2. Never leave the instrument near a heater, radiator, stove or other source of extreme heat. Never leave it outside in winter or in a very cold room either. If you take it in a car, don't leave it in the trunk on a hot day or a very cold day. These things can cause the wood of the instrument to warp or crack.
  3. If your instrument gets dirty you can wipe it with a slightly damp (not wet) cloth or ask a grown-up for help in polishing it.
Plastic Shakers 
For general cleaning of Astarin Music Collection egg and maraca shakers, we suggest wiping with a damp cloth containing a non-solvent based cleaner.

To disinfect egg and maraca shakers, we recommend the use of a bleach application referenced by the New York State Office of Children & Family Services in the NYS Family Day Care Provider Handbook.

The surface of the shaker should be sprayed with a solution containing 1/2 teaspoon household bleach to 1 quart water, then immediately wiped dry with a cloth or paper towel. Always label your spray bottle with the contents, and keep out of reach of children.

Please note: if you are a day care provider, school or other institution you should adhere to the cleaning and sanitizing regulations of the state in which you are licensed.

Astarin Music Collection shakers should not be immersed in water or cleaned in a dishwasher. Most sanitizing wipes and disinfectant sprays contain harsh chemicals and solvents. The use of commercial cleaners, chemicals and solvents must be avoided, as these compounds will compromise the plastic components of our shaker products.
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