Finke care instructions
You have chosen an instrument that was made by hand. It is equipped with special carbon fiber valves. This innovation offers several advantages over conventional brass valves:
- Their comparatively low weight helps to reduce the overall weight of the instrument.
- Faster valve movements are favored by the lower inertia of the mass to be moved.
- The need for lubrication is reduced compared to valves made of metal alloys.
Since all valve parts are fully interchangeable, replacing parts is problem-free in the event of any wear and tear and can usually be carried out by the fan himself.
Care instructions and tips
To keep your horn in superb condition, please follow this advice: Lubrication is required for the bearing at the linkage end (not under the valve cap) with a thin spindle oil on the end of a small screwdriver, using a thicker oil or grease for the lever linkages. This should be done once a month.
Finke valve-rotors usually work with no more than water lubricant – to prevent build-ups in the casing the rotors are installed with a drop of thin oil on the surface. If it becomes nevertheless necessary to oil the inside of the valves we recommend the products T2 from „La Trompa“ and “Blue Juice”. They can be applicated through the slides.
Should the instrument not be used for a long time it should be rinsed through with distilled water before use. If a cleaning-brush has been used in this process, always rinse afterwards with plenty of water.
We recommend to clean lacquered Instruments with soft cloth, regular. To remove water drops (on the bell flair, etc), use lacquer-polish. These are available at your dealer. Special cleaning-sets are recommended to clean the inside-tubes.
Dismantling the Valves
Should it be necessary to remove the valves for cleaning purposes, please follow our instructions for valve disassembly.
We recommend to clean lacquered Instruments with soft cloth, regular. To remove water drops (on the bell flair, etc), use lacquer-polish. These are available at your dealer.
Special cleaning-sets are recommended to clean the inside-tubes