Dawn

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  1. xjb0906

    xjb0906 Piano User

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    Back in Jr high school our band director instructed us to use Dawn dish wash liquid when cleaning our horns. I have always taken that to mean any liquid dish washing soap. I decided to clean my main horn yesterday and used Dawn for the first time in years. After getting it out of the tub I noticed that most of the dark water spots on the inside of the bell were gone. What few that were left are much lighter than before. The Dawn took spots off that my silver polishing cloth wouldn't touch. Seems as if that old man knew what he was talking about.
     
  2. Bwanabass

    Bwanabass Mezzo Piano User

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    And don't forget- no more dishpan hands! Wait no, that's Palmolive! What I meant is, no more ring around the collar! Err, wait, no...
     
  3. SteveRicks

    SteveRicks Fortissimo User

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    Dawn is a great grease cutter. Think about all of the skin oil that gets on a horn. Dawn cuts through a lot of grime on the inside of the slides too. It really is used to clean wildlife when contaminated from oil spills. Of all dish washing liquids, I think it is the best for horns.
     
  4. Vulgano Brother

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    Perfect for Stork mouthpieces!
     
  5. kingtrumpet

    kingtrumpet Utimate User

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    Uhm - let's not forget Dawn is the number one cleaner recommended for thd WILD THING trumpet ROFL ROFL ROFL
     
  6. Pinstriper

    Pinstriper Mezzo Piano User

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    I see what you did there.
     
  7. Vulgano Brother

    Vulgano Brother Moderator Staff Member

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    Dawn should really work well on the Tiger Trumpet, too.
     
  8. tedh1951

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    .... or maybe a dishwashing liquid from the Sub-Continent?
     
  9. Sethoflagos

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    Top Tip:- don't attempt this with a real tiger. It might spoil your day.
     
  10. Cornyandy

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    Now Hans that does dishes can be soft as Gervase with mild green hairy lipped squid
     

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