seal on valve one corroded and sticky

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by toot, Jul 24, 2009.

  1. toot

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    Hi, is there a D.I.Y way to seal it up?
    Just started playing. Sorry for rubbish use of forum.
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  2. oldlou

    oldlou Forte User

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    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.


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  3. rowuk

    rowuk Moderator Staff Member

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    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.
     
  4. Bob Grier

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    Can you be more specific about where the seal is?
     

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