Denis Wick Valve oil is a petroleum distillate based oil combined with PTFE (polytetrafluoroethylene). The petroleum used is the purest available and will leave no residue on the valves. The PTFE is one of the slipperiest substances on earth and helps to make sure that even as evaporation of valve oil takes place valves do not get stuck. Whether you are using it for piston, Thayer, or rotary valves Denis Wick valve oil is designed to keep them moving.
The chemical name of PTFE is Polytetrafluoroethylene, and it is the most slippery substance on earth. It is found in many everyday usages such as non-stick pans, Gore-Tex rainwear and in dental floss. Its unique properties transform ordinary valve oil into an extraordinary lubricant, the microscopic particles acting as minute ball-bearings.
Denis Wick is pleased to set a new standard in brass instrument lubrication with this innovative new product. Developed in association with trumpet expert Will Spencer, Denis Wick Advanced Formula Valve Oil is already acclaimed as a favourite by many leading brass players. It gives modern valves a very silky feel/ It is exceptionally long-lasting and remains unaffected by extreme weather conditions, so no more problems of slow, sticky valves in hot weather due to evaporation. Its lack of residue makes it a great favourite amongst horn-players, who don’t want to be taking valves apart to clean out gunky residue. Its ability to carry on lubricating between applications makes it the most useful oil for instruments where evaporation can be a problem, such as the tuba, euphonium, and instruments with Thayer valves.The oil is light and fast, and works equally well in piston and rotary valves. Its special properties work in the smallest piccolo trumpets and the largest tubas.
Denis Wick Advanced Formula Valve Oil is supplied in a 50ml bottle with a Tactile Warning Triangle which is moulded on the top of a Child Resistant Cap. The bottles have been evaluated in accordance with, and comply with, requirements of British Standard BS EN ISO 8317:2015 and are therefore Child Resistant for EU/ISO regulatory purposes. (Copies of Certificates available on request). All hazard warnings are correctly worded and up-to-date and the correct hazard pictogram is displayed.