Slide cleaning

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Slide cleaning

Post by WGWTR180 » Fri Oct 04, 2019 8:41 am

Anyone ever used OxiClean to clean their playing slide? Pros. Cons.
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Re: Slide cleaning

Post by tbonesullivan » Fri Oct 04, 2019 8:48 am

Oxyclean creates Hydrogen Peroxide when in water, which is part of what helps it clean. I found a study looking at the effect concentration of Hydrogen Peroxide on the rate of brass de-zincification, or red rot.

If Hydrogen Peroxide causes red rot, you definitely do NOT want it anywhere near your slide. I would stick to dish soap or cleaners designed for cleaning slides.
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Re: Slide cleaning

Post by Bonearzt » Fri Oct 04, 2019 9:35 am

If you need something that strong to clean your slide, you have bigger issues!!

Cool to lukewarm water & dish soap should be all you need!
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Re: Slide cleaning

Post by WGWTR180 » Fri Oct 04, 2019 10:08 am

Bonearzt wrote:
Fri Oct 04, 2019 9:35 am
If you need something that strong to clean your slide, you have bigger issues!!

Cool to lukewarm water & dish soap should be all you need!
Well I personally don't have bigger issues. I purchased a horn that's been sitting for quite awhile. The slide was gross now just not as clean as I'd like. I used a combination of warm water/white vinegar/a drop of dawn and soaked it twice. Was just curious about the use of Oxyclean. If needed I'll have if professionally cleaned. But thanks for the enthusiastic response!!!!!!!!!!! :good:
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Re: Slide cleaning

Post by Bonearzt » Fri Oct 04, 2019 11:36 am

Gotcha!
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Re: Slide cleaning

Post by sungfw » Sun Oct 06, 2019 6:24 pm

tbonesullivan wrote:
Fri Oct 04, 2019 8:48 am
Oxyclean creates Hydrogen Peroxide when in water, which is part of what helps it clean. I found a study looking at the effect concentration of Hydrogen Peroxide on the rate of brass de-zincification, or red rot.
If you're referring to the paper by Al Kharafi, Ghayad and Abdullah in the Journal of Material and Environmental Science, it should be noted that they were investigating dezincification of brass immersed in an electrolytic solution of acidified sodium sulfate solution, under free corrosion conditions, so their findings may not be directly pertinent to this use condition.
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Re: Slide cleaning

Post by afugate » Mon Oct 07, 2019 6:08 am

WGWTR180 wrote:
Fri Oct 04, 2019 10:08 am
Bonearzt wrote:
Fri Oct 04, 2019 9:35 am
If you need something that strong to clean your slide, you have bigger issues!!

Cool to lukewarm water & dish soap should be all you need!
Well I personally don't have bigger issues. I purchased a horn that's been sitting for quite awhile. The slide was gross now just not as clean as I'd like. I used a combination of warm water/white vinegar/a drop of dawn and soaked it twice. Was just curious about the use of Oxyclean. If needed I'll have if professionally cleaned. But thanks for the enthusiastic response!!!!!!!!!!! :good:
I've purchased a fair number of beater horns of the years to clean up and donate to our local schools. Often the slides are just nasty - sometimes to the extreme. :horror:

I purchased some bulk Citric Acid to use as a cleaner. I keep some premixed in a jar under the sink. And when I encounter one of these slides, I fill the slide with the mix and then let it sit while I do a little work on the bell section. (Make sure the cork is good on the water key first... :x )

It's worked very well for this purpose. Of course, YMMV (your mileage may vary)

--Andy in OKC
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Re: Slide cleaning

Post by timothy42b » Mon Oct 07, 2019 7:03 am

afugate wrote:
Mon Oct 07, 2019 6:08 am
WGWTR180 wrote:
Fri Oct 04, 2019 10:08 am


Well I personally don't have bigger issues. I purchased a horn that's been sitting for quite awhile. The slide was gross now just not as clean as I'd like. I used a combination of warm water/white vinegar/a drop of dawn and soaked it twice. Was just curious about the use of Oxyclean. If needed I'll have if professionally cleaned. But thanks for the enthusiastic response!!!!!!!!!!! :good:
I've purchased a fair number of beater horns of the years to clean up and donate to our local schools. Often the slides are just nasty - sometimes to the extreme. :horror:

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