Dishsoap and valves....

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

  1. Ed Lee

    Ed Lee Utimate User

    Aug 16, 2009
    Jackson NC
    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

    Jan 17, 2009
    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

    Sep 10, 2009
    Dothan, Alabama
    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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