Which Valve Oil & Why

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by Rushtucky, Sep 5, 2009.

  1. Rushtucky

    Rushtucky Pianissimo User

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    I want to thank you all for your comments. As you can imagine, this was quite a discussion in my group, especially with those majoring in Chemistry. I have one student that is actually doing an analysis on all of the valve oils.
     
  2. gbdeamer

    gbdeamer Forte User

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    I usually forget mine so i borrow from other people. Most work the same...
     
  3. oldlou

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    I can't agree. Those valve oils that are strictly petrochemical solvents evaporate almost immediately. 'Most' of the synthetics last much longer because of a slower or non existant evaporation factor. My personal preference in valve oils is for the Hetmans piston valve lineup. For new, or perfect condition valves the #1 ia spectacular. For vintage instruments that have had a great amount of use along with poor valve maintainance, the #3 seals up the leakage while allowing the valves to move freely. The #2 is somewhere in between. Frequent cleaning and proper oiling keeps all the valves in my 'accumilation' working at their top performance ability.


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  4. trumpettrax

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    I use Binak Pro. It is THE best I have ever used. I use one drop on each valve and it lasts for minimum a month!

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  5. trumpetnick

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    I don't think that is possible....unless you don't play the horn :twisted:
     
  6. azhiba

    azhiba New Friend

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    T2 rules (-:
     
  7. trumpetnick

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    I used T2 before switching to UltraPure....
     
  8. oldlou

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    With the widely varied opinions and alegiances to the many various brands of valve oil, the valve oil industry will stay viable, but, not very highly profitable for any one of the formulators for a great long future. My impression is that this revenue will be spread widely.


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  9. oohhh yeah

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    Blue juice, never tried ultra pure. Question, is Blue Juice a synthetic oil?
     
  10. bagmangood

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    An oil i used for a while was specially formulated to not interact with water or evaporate. It lasted for a lonnnnnnggg time. This oil might be one of those...
     

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