Drain-O

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by GuitarPlayer05, May 18, 2009.

  1. Peter McNeill

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    DO NOT USE DRAIN-O ON YOUR TRUMPET.

    It will attack the brass. It also reacts with water, and creates heat; this may affect the lacquer/plate. It is not good for you either.

    Use warm soapy water, and a snake.
     
  2. Bob Grier

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    NO NO DRAIN-O!:duh: I can send you my paper on trpt. cleaning. Just e mail me.
     
  3. GuitarPlayer05

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    Don't worry guys, I wasn't really planning on using it. A group of us at the college I attend are cleaning all of the school horns for a service project and while in the aisle for mild dish soap we ran into the Drain-O and it made me think, Drain-O cleans out brass pipes, what would it do to the inside of a trumpet? Thought I'd see what the response was. Thank you all for confirming that it shouldn't be used.
     
  4. lmf

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    GuitarPlayer,

    Don't suspect you would use ACETONE to clean your guitars either. Would damage your guitar finish and if the rags caught fire it might finish you, too. ;-)

    'Gotta have safe cleaning products and methods for all musical instruments, ay?

    Best wishes,

    Lloyd
     
  5. Rushtucky

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    Service project in college...you would not happen to be a member of Alpha Phi Omega, the service fraternity?

    Check with my son who is at Purdue and a ChemE major regarding Drain-O...his answer, 'definately NOT!'. It has several chemical reactions when water is added, one being heat transfer that will damage the finish of the horn and possibly effect the joints.

    Use the CLR Method that I posted in a previous thread. Works wonders.
     

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