Temporary Repairs

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  1. BrassBandMajor

    BrassBandMajor Fortissimo User

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    Well, I looked at a cornet everything marvellous.
    Except for a Un-soldered water key.
    I'm willing to take it for a repair trip but I need something like a temporary repair that I can do at home without any 'special' equipment.
    Any suggestions or ideas?
    If you know Blu-Tack, I'm think of Blu-Tack too.
     
  2. stumac

    stumac Fortissimo User

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    Blue-Tack may work, try it, I would take some PVC electrical tape, cut it lengthwise wide enough to cover the hole and wrap a couple of turns around the tube.

    Regards, Stuart.
     
  3. BrassBandMajor

    BrassBandMajor Fortissimo User

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    Thxks
     
  4. Dennis78

    Dennis78 Fortissimo User

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    The third valve slide water key on my baritone has been "fixed" for years now with electrical tape and it works great
     
  5. gunshowtickets

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    Another option would be to hold the water key in place with the electrical tape, just wrap it around the bow of the crook.
     
  6. musicalmason

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    As a repair tech, one of the only "temporary repairs" I ever recommend is zip ties. For you, wad up some paper towel or something and zip tie it tight over where the spit valve would go. Zip ties leave no residue like tape, they don't damage the finish and are very easy to remove. If your tape/tac/glue repair leaves a residue and is a pain to get off, expect your repair tech to charge accordingly to clean everything up when you do take it in to get fixed for real.
     
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  7. barliman2001

    barliman2001 Fortissimo User

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    You are correct, Sir!
     
  8. stumac

    stumac Fortissimo User

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    I had forgotten zip ties, I have seen photos of instruments held together with them. In another life I have used them extensively for bundling cables.

    Regards, Stuart.
     
  9. Vulgano Brother

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    I used to use used chewing gum.
     
  10. Sethoflagos

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    You used to choose to use used chews? :shock:
     

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