Sticky Valves

Which is the best type of valve oil?


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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..
 

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:
 

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 !!
 
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:
 

Matthew

Active Member
gorgeous_bari!_player said:
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:
Yeah, but hard to 'bring up' if you're nervous?!! :)
 

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. :)
 

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

:grnsm
 

HBB

Active Member
I use Al Cass ... but is it me or does it seem to be geting more and more expensive?????
 

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...
 

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!
 

flugelgal

Active Member
WoodenFlugel said:
Blue Juice for me, although that can be a bit expensive too.
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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