How should I clean black goop on F-attachment slide?

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How should I clean black goop on F-attachment slide?

Post by ranttila » Fri Jun 22, 2018 8:47 pm

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I’m just wondering how I should properly get this stuff off. I wiped it off with a paper towel, but there might be more as I haven’t looked at the tuning slide too thoroughly. There was more on before I took the picture, but I wiped it off.
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Re: How should I clean black goop on F-attachment slide?

Post by BGuttman » Fri Jun 22, 2018 9:35 pm

Don't get too aggressive. If you polish the slide too much you will make it fit loosely and you will be sorry. The black "goop" on the valve slide doesn't do any harm. If you really have a problem with how it looks, push the slide in all the way and play your valve positions out a little :tongue:
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Re: How should I clean black goop on F-attachment slide?

Post by Bonearzt » Fri Jun 22, 2018 10:08 pm

Pull the slide and degrease with a little valve oil and a rag, not a paper towel, then swab out the receiver part again with a little valve oil.
Or as Bruce mentioned, don't worry about it or see a tech.


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Re: How should I clean black goop on F-attachment slide?

Post by hornbuilder » Sun Jun 24, 2018 10:54 am

Side note. You would have to be pretty aggressive and use something like sandpaper to actually make the slide loose (assuming it isn't already. Some manufacturers deliberately make slides loose to allow for "interchangeability") If you were to use something like a fine scotch brite pad, you will be able to clean the slide without any concern for making the part loose.

Using a detergent would be my first move. Simple dish soap would be fine. This will remove any grease/oil and organics present. Then, wipe the part with vinegar. This will remove any limescale that is present. Then, you may "polish" with the fine scotchbrite pad. Wash again with dish soap, dry, re-grease, and away you go!!

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