Caring for slides ???

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by codyb226, Apr 23, 2012.

  1. VetPsychWars

    VetPsychWars Fortissimo User

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    I second this. You don't wash it off completely and put the slide in? Now that's TWO tubes that are corroding away.

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    For valve slides, who cares?

    For the tuning slide... have your favorite tech lacquer the slide legs down an inch or so. Always shiny!

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  3. tobylou8

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    Cody. Use the cloth. The cloth is with you! Red Selmer grease is what I use on most of my slides. Not glamorous or "foofoo" but it always works. Hetmans #9 on loose slides.
     
  4. codyb226

    codyb226 Banned

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    About 3/4 of in inch is silver plated on my slide, but I want the whole thing to look pretty. :-)
     
  5. codyb226

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    In a star wars mood Toby?

    Okay, I will go and get one of those cloths. I will let you know all about it. Thanks Toby, Gary, and Tom.
     
  6. VetPsychWars

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    All cats are grey in the dark.

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  7. codyb226

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    Yeah, I 100% agree. But did you know on the back of one of the early Mac computers every persons signature is engraved on the inside plate? You wont see it unless you take it off. That shows care for the product. Even though you cant see it, its still there.
     
  8. VetPsychWars

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    Did you know that Apple put tamper-proof screws on the case and you had to buy special tools just to get into it and Apple wouldn't even talk to you about buying parts unless they trained you to service the machine correctly?

    Wrong analogy. :-)

    But you do whatever makes you happy with your horn and your money. When you're happy, you play better. When you play better, the rest of us are happy!

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  9. codyb226

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    I thought it fit :dontknow:

    Okay, I just like a clean horn. I dont know if it would make me play better, but it would make me happy.
     
  10. bach37

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    Green scour pad or sos pads work.
     

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