How do I take care of my handpan to keep it sounding good?

I can offer some general advice on maintaining and caring for your handpan to keep it in good condition over time. Here's an annual maintenance plan you can follow:

Regularly wipe down your handpan with a soft, dry cloth after each use to remove any dust, dirt, or fingerprints that may have accumulated.

Use a microfiber cloth or a small amount of rubbing alcohol to clean any stubborn spots or stains that may have formed on the surface of your handpan.

Apply a light coating of oil or wax to the surface of your handpan every few months to help protect it from rust and other forms of corrosion.

Check the tuning of your handpan regularly to ensure that it remains in good playing condition. If you notice any significant changes in the tuning or tone of your handpan, it may be time to have it professionally serviced.

Store your handpan in a dry, cool place when not in use to help prevent damage from moisture or temperature fluctuations. It's also a good idea to keep your handpan in a padded case or bag to protect it from scratches and other forms of physical damage.

By following these simple maintenance steps on an annual basis, you can help extend the lifespan of your handpan and ensure that it continues to produce beautiful, high-quality sound for years to come.