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Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by toot, Jul 24, 2009.
Hi, is there a D.I.Y way to seal it up?
Just started playing. Sorry for rubbish use of forum.
Not really.; If the valve is worn to the point of being leaky and sticky it is in need of a valve rebuild. This is strictly a pro job, and, expensive. Check with Anderson Silver Plating Corp. in Elkhart, In.. For a short term 'maybe' fix, try Hetmans #3 valve oil or the Yamaha equivilant. They were designed and formulated to 'somewhat' fill the gaps in worn valves.
If you are talking about the rubber grommet on the top of the valve, it is not a seal and is replaceable. Any shop that repairs trumpets should have them. They need to be a specific height so that the valve is reasonably aligned. That can be done by sanding or cutting.
Can you be more specific about where the seal is?