better liquid to use in cleaning the bearing..

lighter fluid or Mineral Spirits (mineral spirits is paint thinner right)??? …

Yes, paint thinner will work as mineral spirits. Lighter fluid and mineral spirits will get the job done equally well. It really doesn’t matter. Just get whatever is availible or less expensive :slight_smile:

uhm i have a question…
is that true that “trumpet valve oil” serves like
thin lube???

i hear it always…
is it true?
have you ever try it?

Yes, trumpet valve oil will work as a thin lube. A lot of people have used it, with success. So if you have some lying around, it wil probably be usable.

Agreed. But make sure you only use a little.