1. Take it apart and put all parts in a sink or bucket.
5. Scrub the valve casings with the straight brush. Use extra soap on the brush to clean inside the casings.
A note about the break-in period for valves
The valves on your new plastic trumpet might be a bit stiff and slow. This is normal for a new student trumpet since the valves are not so perfectly fitted at the factory. You will have to wipe off the valves and swab the valve casings every day to clean off metals that are wearing down due to friction. Use plenty of valve oil during the break-in period. After a week or two of doing this and giving the horn a really good cleaning, the valves should feel fine and will move easily and quickly. You will know when they are broken in when there is no more black residue on the valves.
Purchase our basic lube kit. It comes with a bottle of Ultra-Pure Professional Valve Oil and a jar of our Regular Tuning Slide Lube.
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You can watch the complete cleaning and oiling on YouTube:
Have fun with your new plastic trumpet!