Sticky Valves

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Chat' started by picju96, Jan 6, 2003.


Which is the best type of valve oil?

  1. Besson

  2. Blue Juice

  3. Selmer

  4. Holton

  5. Yamaha

  6. Other - please specify!

  1. picju96

    picju96 Member

    Which is the best type of valve oil? I was wondering what you lot thought and use.
  2. Keppler

    Keppler Moderator Staff Member

    I use Al Cass.. nice and light with no residue..

    although, I am informed that the Yamaha oil is pretty good too..
  3. sparkling_quavers

    sparkling_quavers Active Member

    argh...valve oil...... now we are really onto the serious talk! :lol:
    yamaha is good....that is what i used.....until mine dissappeared!! :cry:
  4. I use Besson, never had a problem with my sovreign, but the Yamaha didn't like it, had to oil twice a practice!!!!
  5. satchmo shaz

    satchmo shaz Active Member

    cant beat al cass, well you can actually i have a friend in the oil trade and he got me 3 pint of very fine oil just as good as valve oil for 17p!, just shows how much profit the're making !!
  6. i dont use any valve oil - i go 4 the cheap stuff - if i eva get a sticky valve spit is always the best option - chaeap and u cant forget it at that crutial time :lol:
  7. Matthew

    Matthew Active Member

    Yeah, but hard to 'bring up' if you're nervous?!! :)
  8. Matthew

    Matthew Active Member

    I must admit one of the best valve oil's I've come accross recently is the 'Courtois' valve oil. It's very effective and very light, doesn't pong (like the Holton valve oil for example!) and works like a charm. :)
  9. cornetshell

    cornetshell Member

    I like blue juice- always use it - can't stand Yamaha always seems to leave the valves worse than before i oiled them/they need doing quite a few times i practice to maintain smoothness....

    but of course spit is a very good alternative

  10. HBB

    HBB Active Member

    I use Al Cass ... but is it me or does it seem to be geting more and more expensive?????
  11. On the Horn

    On the Horn Member

    I use al Cas and yeah I think it is getting on in price - may have to go back to licking the valves.
  12. Valvecap

    Valvecap Member

    Think i already posted this elsewhere...

    Soak the BOTTOM half of the valve in coke overnight (strips the mess off it - bit like the dentist and penny demo when your a kid - "this is what it does to your teeth you know"

    Small amount of comfort (or other fabric softner) in water - (bout 1 part softner to 20 parts water) and mix... put it in a spray bottle (like trombone spray bottle or something) and spray on the rinsed valves. Softner stops the grease coming back and leads to fast valves - occasionally rinse and respray (like once a sheffield flood - or should that be a Tim Henman win)

    Works for me...
  13. Pythagoras

    Pythagoras Active Member

    I use blue juice, seems to be the only one the shops near me sell.
  14. On the Horn

    On the Horn Member

    I'll give that one a try valvecap - sticky valves get right up my nose - may take a lot of coke to get the snot off.
  15. geordiecolin

    geordiecolin Active Member

    blue juice all the way!!
  16. groovy

    groovy Active Member

    I couldn't find my valve oil to check, (my room is a tip! :roll: )but I think its Hinderson.

    Its pretty good, its lasted for ages and it was only £1.50. I hardly need to use it, my valves rarely need "servicing."

    I have a bottle of Besson lying around too, but I never use it cos its useless!
  17. 007superfan

    007superfan New Member

    I use Al cass it is really good, only use a little drop and lasts for ages :lol:
  18. Al Cass 'Fast'.....

    Ken F.
  19. WoodenFlugel

    WoodenFlugel Moderator Staff Member

    Blue Juice for me, although that can be a bit expensive too.
  20. flugelgal

    flugelgal Active Member

    Me too but it lasts for ages. I've had my current bottle for over a year and it's hardly started!

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