How to install a rebuild kit

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  1. d_rummer

    d_rummer New Friend

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    Hi,

    I have a Selmer Bundy Trumpet and I want to install a rebuild kit.

    How do you do it?

    Is it best to take it to a good tech.

    cheers.
     
  2. s.coomer

    s.coomer Forte User

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    What do you consider to be included in a rebuild kit?
     
  3. d_rummer

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    Hi, The kit includes:
    3 Top Cap Felts, 3 valve stem felts, 2 water key corks & 4 rubber bumpers for the 1st & 3rd valve slides.
    cheers.
     
  4. simonstl

    simonstl Pianissimo User

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    That you should be able to do yourself - I did it for my TR300 in about an hour.

    I'm not sure what the rubber bumpers for the slides do, but the rest is easy. I also replaced my valve springs, which was great.
     
  5. A.N.A. Mendez

    A.N.A. Mendez Utimate User

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    You can do it. Piece of cake.
    Remove the old parts, take note of how they go.
    The slide bumpers can be tricky, I use needle nose pliers to spread them, roll them on.
    The water key corks remove old ones, replace them with a spot of glue if needed.
     
  6. Vulgano Brother

    Vulgano Brother Moderator Staff Member

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    Yup. Easier than cars and you don't need to be a double-elbow-jointed midget to pull it off!

    Have fun!
     
  7. d_rummer

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    Thank you all.
    Do the old spit valve corks just pull out with pliers and is it best to take off the spring clips?
    Do the top valve felts have to be glued and if so, what sought of glue?

    cheers.
     
  8. A.N.A. Mendez

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    I use something sharp and pointed, get the old one out, clean up the cup area , scrape it good, I like the black neoprene pads with sticky backs.
    Rule of thumb on felts, don't glue anything that doesn't need it. If needed I use a glue stick, just take small screwdriver and put a little glue on the end, place in the area where the felt goes.
     
  9. rowuk

    rowuk Moderator Staff Member

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    The only thing that needs to be glued is the water key corks. I use hot glue for this. You can clean it up very easily next time around and if it does not seal perfectly the firts time, a lighter is all you need for fine tuning.
     

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