Bottom Valve Cap Cleaning

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  1. Mark_Kindy

    Mark_Kindy Mezzo Forte User

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    Whenever I clean my trumpets, I have many problems cleaning out my bottom valve caps thoroughly (including the threads). Anyone have any suggestions to make this job easier?

    Thanks,
    Mark
     
  2. codyb226

    codyb226 Banned

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    Cotton ball/Q-tip, just be careful that you do not rip it and leave any fluff in the cap.
     
  3. rowuk

    rowuk Moderator Staff Member

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    Since the time that I was in junior high an old toothbrush works fine. In the mean time I have tried new toothbrushes with similar success.
     
  4. tedh1951

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    +1 .................. these even work when the batteries are flat. :shhh:
     
  5. gmonady

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    And you can use the grit that remains on the brush, by adding little tooth paste, brush your own teeth, and you save a trip to that nasty dentist for a scaling.
     
  6. Mark_Kindy

    Mark_Kindy Mezzo Forte User

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    Ok, thank you for the advice. Sometime the grit will not come off even when it is reachable, though
     
  7. tobylou8

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    +1 :-)
     
  8. tobylou8

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    +1 :-) (if the q-tip doesn't work)
     
  9. xjb0906

    xjb0906 Piano User

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    More frequent cleanings prevent that from happening.
     
  10. xjb0906

    xjb0906 Piano User

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    Either keep the cap submerged in water or let water flow over the cap as you brush it. It allows what dirt you have loosened up to float away rather than settle back in to the cap.
     

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