The latest development in valve oil,
Black Lightening is
specially formulated for Monel valves.
Valve oil prevents corrosive yellowish green build up common to monel
Monel has been
used for many years on professional instruments, but has made it's way to
student instruments as well. Not only trumpets, but baritones,
euphoniums, tubas, and more. This has lead to many players discovering the
"Monel Crude". If you play monel pistons, you've seen it. Yellowish green
crude that builds up on the surface of the monel.
Having seen this for years, and dealt
with it on a daily basis in our repair shop, we decided to do something
about it! Black Lightening has been developed to inhibit the
development of the dreaded monel crude, by adding anti-oxidants to the
oil. Our proprietary formula, when used on a regular basis, will retard
and even eliminate the build up so common to monel.
Application of Black Lightening
is a bit different from other valve oil as well. Instead of "dripping" the
oil onto the valve, you "spray" Black Lightening on onto the piston and
into the casing.
Pull the piston (valve) out of the
trumpet valve casing. Spray one shot of Black Lightening onto the
piston, and one shot down into the casing. Reinsert the piston into the
casing, and repeat on the remaining pistons. By following this procedure,
you get complete coverage of both the piston and casing. This will lead to
the best possible performance of you pistons, and the most effective
control of the monel crude!
Q. "How often do I need to oil my valves?"
A. EVERY TIME YOU PLAY!
We even recommend after you
play, so your pistons are never dry or left with saliva coating them.
is a longer lasting and ultimately faster acting high surface tension oil.