Dishsoap and valves....

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by RHSbigbluemarchingband, Mar 19, 2012.

  1. Ed Lee

    Ed Lee Utimate User

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    It's calcium carbonate from a limestone / marble source which adheres mostly to aged galvanized or iron plumbing rather than the brass / copper of your instrument. If worried about it, install a filtration system in your home or business, and no I don't sell them or have any association with any company that makes them or sells them ... we just have one.
     
  2. RHSbigbluemarchingband

    RHSbigbluemarchingband Mezzo Piano User

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    The vinegar gets rid of the residue? I am definitely trying that. And I always remove the felts and corks just in case.
     
  3. jbkirby

    jbkirby Forte User

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    I aways clean the exterior in warm soapy (Joy Liquid) water, snake the instrument with the same, rinse with filtered water, followed by a rinse with 90% isopropyl alcohol to both sanitize the horn and emulsify any remaining water. After allowing it to dry thoroughly, I lubricate and reassemble.
     

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