Hetman Synthetic Oils

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by kingflair, Dec 8, 2003.

  1. kingflair

    kingflair New Friend

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    Anyone have any feedback on these oils. My repair guy has recommended giving them a try on my 68 Silver Flair. I have been using Al Cass.
     
  2. Anonymous

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    I would recommend them. I have used the regular and the light piston oil and they seem to work fine. I used AlCass for a long time but it would leave dicoloration / deposits on my valves when it broke down. Hetman doesn't seem to do this. Hetman also makes a really nice slide oil that works great for 1st and 3rd valve slides.

    TM

     
  3. trumplyr

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    I would echo what TM had to say. I switched from Cass a few years ago and have never had a problem. Cass worked fine on my old Bb, but the valves on the new (tighter) horns would slow and stick. I use Hetman classic on the Bb and Hetman light on all my other horns w/o any problems. I highly recommend the stuff.
     
  4. No BS

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    What do you guys think of Blue Juice?
     
  5. Anonymous

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    I hate that stuff! If I were you I would stay away NOBS. I used it for a while and the smell was cool but it made my valves look like a sewer. Green Sludge everywhere. Maybe it reacted to something but I thought it was awful. I have never had that kind of problem with any other valve oil

    TM

     
  6. Lawler Bb

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    I've used Blue Juice for a couple years now with great success. In fact, it is the only petroluem oil I have found that works well with my Lawler. Not to say others won't work, but Blue Juice makes my Lawler valves like lightning. I just recently got a bottle of Fat Cat oil. I have it on my Bachs right now, and it seems to work as well as Blue Juice.

    I have heard great things about Hetman, I just haven't tried it.
     
  7. trumplyr

    trumplyr Pianissimo User

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    Borrowed it one time in an emergency, seemed to work fine that night.
     
  8. dcstep

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    Is Hetman unscented?
     
  9. Anonymous

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    Yes it is unscented. It smells like some kind of oil but no scent has been added
     
  10. tpt1111

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    The Hetman oils have ruined all of my white shirts...
    The oils leaves a stain that will not come out...
    Good for the horn, though......
     

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