First Slide Valve Oiling

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by gmonady, Mar 23, 2012.

  1. tobylou8

    tobylou8 Utimate User

    Dec 22, 2008
    It do!
  2. Dale Proctor

    Dale Proctor Utimate User

    Jul 20, 2006
    Heart of Dixie
    I was going to make that same point - if you flush enough warm/hot water through your horn, you will soak the valve felts and corks (if your horn has them), which will ruin the felts. I used to clean my horns that way until I realized this was happening. As for valve oil cleaning the valves, certain oils such as Blue Juice will clean the insides of your horn, but I don't know what's special about squirting valve oil down the 1st valve slide.
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  3. Vulgano Brother

    Vulgano Brother Moderator Staff Member

    Mar 23, 2006
    Parts Unknown
    Schilke advised putting valve oil down the leadpipe to oil the valves. To clean the horn I use Vitamin C for a soak, followed by baking soda to kill the acid. A bunch of rinsing after.

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