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Trumpet Discussion Discuss Old horn odor problem in the General forums; Originally Posted by rowuk I use lemon power dishwashing liquid. The acidity of the lemon is enough, but not too ...
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    Re: Old horn odor problem

    Quote Originally Posted by rowuk View Post
    I use lemon power dishwashing liquid. The acidity of the lemon is enough, but not too much. Never had a stinky horn afterwards.
    Actually its probably pretty neutral because diswashing liquid is basic so they would probably cancel out.
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    Re: Old horn odor problem

    CLR is an acid.... Baking Soda is a base right ... potential for a bad stuation if you don't get all the baking soda out in the rinse... yes? no?
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    Re: Old horn odor problem

    I found that after washing my mouthpiece out with hot and soapy water that my trumpet did not smell very much.

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