Valve oil

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by anthony, Nov 26, 2015.

  1. anthony

    anthony Mezzo Piano User

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    Hi happy Thanksgiving everyone, has anyone ever had a whitish caking of valve oil on their pistons ?first time I noticed it, I also mixed two different oils " Blue juice "& Al Cass so maybe that could be it. Anyone had this ever happen ? Thanks Anthony
     
  2. BrassBandMajor

    BrassBandMajor Fortissimo User

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    Why did you mix it? My teacher and friend recommends Al Cass over blue juice.
    Or you can clean your valves.
     
  3. robrtx

    robrtx Mezzo Forte User

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    I think you may have answered your own question.

    Many lubricants don't mix well and will produce a "sludge" if you do so. This is why most folks recommend not mixing. I personally go as far as to use the same brand of valve oil and slide grease on my horns to avoid any adverse reactions.

    Happy Thanksgiving!
     
  4. robrtx

    robrtx Mezzo Forte User

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    Oh, and a good cleaning and re-oil should solve the issue......:-)
     
  5. anthony

    anthony Mezzo Piano User

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    I actually mixed it with Ultra- pure & blue juice. Here is the story. I needed oil went to m
    usic store they only had blue juice a ,bigger bottle that I am used to so I took it home didn't fit in my case so I had an old smaller bottle Ultra- pure there was a little bit left less than a quarter and poured the Blue juice it mixed ok. Hey I figured oil mixes with oil.
     
  6. Clarkvinmazz

    Clarkvinmazz Forte User

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    ULyra pure is made for very tight tolerances on valves, and blue juice is just food coloring that you're putting into your trumpet... I would suggest hetmans, and if not that then al Cass. Fyi, those two you CAN mix.
     
  7. richtom

    richtom Forte User

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    Ultra-Pure makes some of the finest valve oils available. They make a "regular" for normal valves and a light for tighter tolerances.
    Monette recommends Ultra-Pure for their ultra expensive horns and I have successfully used Ultra-Pure "regular" in Schilke, Bach, Yamaha, and Getzen horns for some time with zero problems, so don't believe everything you read.
    Do NOT mix valve oils. Not all oils have the same formulas and are not always compatible.
    Find one you and your horns like and stay with it.
    Rich T.
     

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