good cleaning proceedure

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by [email protected], Aug 24, 2011.

  1. tedh1951

    tedh1951 Utimate User

    Oct 18, 2007
    The Wide Brown Land
    Just a couple of issues Scrap, the need to thoroughly rinse any detergent from your trumpet before allowing it to dry, lubricate, and re-assembly.

    My take on the polishing of silverplated instruments is that it should be carried out AFTER reassembly following washing because the repolish lasts a lot longer in that order - seems the blue polishing cloths have some "secret ju jube juice" that provides ongoing protection.
  2. Osren

    Osren Mezzo Forte User

    Oct 17, 2010
    Mesa, Az
    I realize this is an OLDER thread... but I wanted to add something "new" that I've been trying (at least new to me), and I don't recall if I have even seen this mentioned in cleaning procedures before...

    after cleaning and during the reassembly stage...

    I have started putting ONE small drop of slide grease on the threading of my top and bottom valve caps to ensure they don't get "stuck". I've only been trying this for a few months, but thus far it is working wonderfully.
  3. tobylou8

    tobylou8 Utimate User

    Dec 22, 2008
    That works well. Been doing it for years. :thumbsup:
  4. Bob Grier

    Bob Grier Forte User

    May 4, 2007
    Greensboro, NC
    I use WD-40 on everything that has threads.

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