About cleaning tuning slides?

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by SVTrumpet, Feb 26, 2010.

  1. rowuk

    rowuk Moderator Staff Member

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    If you took it off, it isn't red rot. Red Rot means HOLES in the brass, not discoloration and it sure doesn't come off with Brasso.

    Use real slide grease made for musical instruments or anhydrous lanolin from the drugstore. Other types of lubricants can have serious health issues, can wander in the horn and muck up your valves as well as being almost impossible to flush out when cleaning.
     
  2. westview1900

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  3. SVTrumpet

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    Well apparently, I was given false information then. I went to a local repair tech and the guy said it was red rot and that it could be removed with a metal polish.
     
  4. rowuk

    rowuk Moderator Staff Member

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    If this is REALLY true, never take your horn there for service..........

    Never use words where you don't know what they mean. Maybe you just "misunderstood" the tech (if it is a real tech, most likely)
     
  5. SVTrumpet

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    What do you use, rowuk?
     
  6. SVTrumpet

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    I'm being honest rowuk. I've never dealt with red rot before so I just decided to go get it looked at. The tech said all the redish stuff on my slides were a sign of red rot. I didn't want to start a war on here.
     
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