Directions for cleaning your horn WITH the QHR Sudser:
Preparation: Required items: QHR Sudser, QHR, snake, towel or mat.
- Connect the QHR Sudser to a standard ¾ inch hose, connect the adapter & QHR to the Sudser.
- Load liquid soap into the soap canister and connect it to the Sudser.
- Test the connection by turning on the water while holding the Sudser and QHR nozzle. Water should flow through the hose and out the nozzle.
- For Large Brass instruments, remove the MAIN TUNING SLIDE FROM THE HORN.
- If using a tub, put the horn into the tub.
- Using your flexible snake, wet the brush and snake the lead pipe to break loose any large particles of debris.
- Insert the QHR nozzle into the lead pipe and gently turn on the water with the soap control in the ON position..
- The water will force the cleaning solution through the horn.
- Soapy water should begin flowing out the open horn through the main tuning slide connection or bell.
- Push down first valve and soapy water will flow through the first vale slide tubing and back into the open horn.
- Continue the process with all valve combinations (1, 12, 2, 23, 3, 13, 123). If the horn has a fourth valve, continue with all valve combinations using the fourth valve.
- Turn off the Sudser and let the horn soak for a few minutes.
- DO NOT allow excessive water pressure to force the tuning slides out of the horn as this could result in dents or damage to the slides.
- Remove the QHR and snake the lead pipe again to break loose any additional debris.
- Continue to flush the horn with the soapy water.
- Turn OFF the soap and flush clear water through the horn. Continue to flush until clear water is flowing through the entire horn.
- When clean water is flowing out the horn you are done with the QHR. Turn off the water and remove the QHR nozzle from the horn.
- In some cases you may want to reverse the process and flush water through the tuning piping.
- Remove all the slides and pour the water from the horn and slides.
- For Piston valves, remove the valves, oil them and replace. If necessary, brush the valve openings and rinse under the tap.
- NOTE: For Rotary Valves, rotary valves should only be removed and replaced by qualified technicians.
- Put slide grease on the slides and return them to the horn.
- Dry it off and you are ready to play with a clean horn.