Minor Repair Question

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by Eclipsehornplayer, Nov 19, 2006.

  1. Eclipsehornplayer

    Eclipsehornplayer Forte User

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    Quick question to the board....

    I was playing my Bb Silverflair today when all of a sudden the 3rd valve mother of pearl inlay comes off the top of the 3rd valve. No biggie I was able to continue on but it was a bit ackward.

    Here's the question....

    I'm cheap and would like to avoid taking it to my horn guy; I'm sure the repair would not be costly but I'm in a pinch and have to really watch every dime.

    Anyone know; Can I just use a adhesive like crazy glue and set it back into the button?

    Thanks in advance!
    John
     
  2. Mikey

    Mikey Forte User

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    It's worth a try........make sure the two surfaces are clean and dry..
     
  3. Solar Bell

    Solar Bell Moderator Staff Member

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    John,

    You might try an epoxy like J.B.Weld.

    Gorilla Glue is a good product also.

    -cw-
     
  4. tpter1

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    John- I can tell you what did NOT work for me: Crazy glue, hot glue, contact cement. Hot glue worked for a while, but it popped out again. (My piccolo "pearl" came out; still haven't found a sloution yet). Haven't tried Gorilla glue. That might work.
     
  5. Tootsall

    Tootsall Fortissimo User

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    Yee HAW!
    John.... contact cement.
     
  6. rowuk

    rowuk Moderator Staff Member

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    I agree: Contact Cement. Never use a permanent glue like epoxy. It makes a real future repair much more difficult.
    Also good is the hot glue woodwind instruments use for gluing pads.
     
  7. Eclipsehornplayer

    Eclipsehornplayer Forte User

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    Everyone,

    Thanks for the advice. I figued out post about it and see if a concenses existed before destroying my horn with my own stupidity!

    I see that this should be something that I can do so I'll give it a shot and see what happens.

    Thanks so much....

    John
     
  8. B15M

    B15M Forte User

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    I think Gorilla glue sets up fast and won't come off if you make a mistake.

    I used Elmer's and it never came off again. I have found that the quicker the glue sets up the shorter it lasts.(not counting Gorilla) Elmer's will take over night.
     
  9. Eclipsehornplayer

    Eclipsehornplayer Forte User

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    I'll give that a try first...

    Thanks again everyone.
     
  10. Dale Proctor

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    I'd use a little contact cement. Elmer's doesn't adhere well to non-porus surfaces and dissolves in water (if you wash your horn).
     

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