What trumpet finish resists sweaty hands corrosion?

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by jgotteach, Mar 27, 2010.

  1. Bob Grier

    Bob Grier Forte User

    May 4, 2007
    Greensboro, NC
    Leather Specialties makes a vinyl guard. It won't absorb sweat
  2. SteveRicks

    SteveRicks Fortissimo User

    Aug 15, 2009
    As Bob suggests -give it a try. I have 5. Work great.

    While I appreciate the concern some have posted about the dangers of valve guards and how wiping down the horn can be far better -there are some of us that can touch a horn and the lacquer vanishes in front of our eyes (well, almost :) ). I have one horn in brass and it will be green after 20 minutes of playing.

    If you get a valve guard, pull it off every month and give the horn a wipe in that area too -wiping the rest whenever you finish playing. You can't put a guard on, leave it for 30 years, and expect it to look new when finally pulled off.

    On the Strad I have played for 35 years -I always had a valve guard on it. Valves look new -the other "touch" places where the guard didn't reach are completely missing sliver.

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