How does a music shop free a stuck tuning slide?

Discussion in 'Trumpet Repair and Modification' started by coolerdave, Jul 16, 2011.

  1. operagost

    operagost Forte User

    Jan 25, 2009
    Spring City, PA, USA
    Actually, I was wondering why the female dents were being left out.
  2. Chuck Cox

    Chuck Cox Forte User

    Oct 3, 2008
    Cary NC
    Penetrating spray all over and in thru lead pipe as well. Respray same areas after an hour or so. Heat (5 seconds with an alcohol lamp ) and wiggle and tap while heating. Repeat process. Most of the hard stuck slides have black gummy crap all over the slide. You can flush with acetone, MEK, or Methylene Chloride, or paint stripper to help break up the " gum ". I ain't never been beat by a corroded slide.
  3. Ed Lee

    Ed Lee Utimate User

    Aug 16, 2009
    Jackson NC
    I always have lubed my tuning slide and 2nd valve slide with straight liquid lanolin. To my 1st and third valve slide I add valve oil to the lanolin, more oil on the third than the first.
    Too, I use just a little lanolin with my trombone slide lube, but again straight on its tuning slide.

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