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What can you use as valve oil?

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Asked By: Yaxin Vanslov | Last Updated: 5th May, 2020
There’s really not a good substitute for valve oil. Valve oil is a water based lubricant, so it won’t hurt your instrument, but using oil or silicone based lubricants, like WD-40 or T-9, can eat away at the nickel in your instrument and cause serious damage. Buy synthetic Oil. I use a brand called Fat Cat.





Just so, can you use baby oil instead of valve oil?

If they are stuck, use a penetrating oil like WD-40. Then pull them out and clean them. Then I‘d probably use baby oil for lube. But 3-in-1 oil is fine too.

Subsequently, question is, what is the best valve oil? Ultra-Pure Oils UPO-VALVE Professional Valve Oil is considered as one of the best valve oil for trumpet in the market. It is also appreciated by many top players in the world. ?This non-toxic synthetic oil gives an excellent lubrication in the piston, rotary valves and the trombone slides of the horn.

In this manner, what is Valve oil made of?

Regular valve oils are traditionally made from a blend of standard mineral oils such as kerosene or paraffin oil.

Can you use slide oil on valves?

Proper use of grease and oil Oil is applied to allow smooth movement while playing, so that the first and third valve slides can be used to control pitch. On the other hand, because movement of the main tuning slide and second valve slide during play is undesirable, tuning slide oil is not used on these parts.

What can I use instead of 3 in 1 oil?

Light machine oil is a good substitute for 3 in 1. You give the fingerboard a lemon oil treatment first – use pure lemon oil – leave it on for about a minute then thoroughly wipe off, then add a couple of drops of 3 in 1 or light machine oil (the type used on sewing machines etc.)

Can you use olive oil as valve oil?

Using WD-40, mineral oil, olive oil, or other oils found in your home are not recommended for oiling trumpet valves. Although it may be tempting to use these since they are typically easily accessible, it is wise to wait until you can buy proper valve oil. These home-remedies can severely damage a brass instrument.

Can you use Vaseline on trumpet valves?

“NEVER use Vaseline in place of slide grease. This will corrode your trumpet.” “Vaseline will work too, but be sure that it is non-acidic.”

Can I use wd40 on my trumpet valves?

WD40 is a general purpose cleaner..and it is in fact a lubricant that works great in some applicationsnot so good in others. If you were planning on using it as a slide lube on a trumpet..it may creep into the valves and make them gummy because it will only absorb so much water.

Can I use valve oil on a trombone?

Lubricating the Hand Slide

The worst is “Slide Oil“. This is basically the same stuff as trumpet valve oil. It sort of works but does not make your slide action very good. It is not adequate lubrication because it may be perfect for trumpet valves but its not thick enough for trombone slides.

Is Valve oil toxic?

The minerals in the valve oil are dangerous and can cause serious health problems if swallowed. Synthetic valve oils have become more readily available.

Can you use gun oil on a trumpet?

Don’t put gun oil on trumpet.

Can valve oil kill you?

Valve oil contains toxic chemicals that may lead to cancer. Using Valve OIL in your horns just may kill you!!!

How do I clean my trumpet valves?

Clean the valves

Gently clean the valve ports with soapy water using the snake brush or the valve casing brush. Scrub the valve surface with soapy water using the valve casing brush or an old toothbrush. Be careful not to scratch the valve surface. Wash the valves with plenty of clean water and let them dry on a towel.

How often should you oil your valves?

For used trumpets (after a month or so), be sure to oil the valves every couple of days (2-3 times a week), and change the oil every couple of months.

What is the difference between valve oil and slide oil?

The difference is in the viscosity or thickness. Key or valve oils are thin or light. Slide oil for trombone slides is thicker. Oil for tuning slides (on trumpets, trombones and other brass instruments) is very thick.

Is Valve oil edible?

The only valve oil I would even consider remotely safe to get in your mouth would be BERP BioOil, which is citrus based. But it’s not “edible“. Just won’t kill you.

What is key oil used for?

The function of the key oil is to protect the metal surfaces of the keys. When the key oil is applied, it spreads out to form a thin film on and between the metal. This oil film serves as a lubricant, enabling the metal components to move smoothly, without coming into direct contact with one other.

Is Blue Juice Valve Oil synthetic?

Blue juice is synthetic and contains anti-microbial chemicals which prevent bacterial growth between cleaning, other makes such as Al Class and Rocket are purely petroleum based (so a more natural product) and do exactly the same job (minus the anti-bacterial agents) but some players do prefer blue juice, although this

What is blue juice valve oil?

Blue Juice Valve Oil is a light, fast, refined petroleum product that’s especially effective on close-tolerance musical instrument valves.

Why is my trumpet valve sticking?

The valves are too sticky.

This can occur if the oil has caused debris to loosen in the trumpet valve case. It can be fixed by pulling the valve out and thoroughly wiping it with a clean cloth. It may also be helpful to remove the bottom valve cap to clean the valve casing.

Does valve oil stain?

Spray on the clothes where you have oil stains let it sit for 15 minutes then was in warm or hot water with your normal detergent and clothes it will come out no problem.

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