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FAQS

 

What is BiNaK 495 & BiNaK PRO?

 

BiNaK 495 and BiNaK PRO are "revolutionary" new and superior, musical instrument lubrication oils that consists of an ultra-refined, white light, mineral based oil, with a superb proprietary blend.

 

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What is the difference between BiNaK 495 & BiNaK PRO musical instrument oils?

 

BiNaK 495 and BiNak PRO oils have the same great qualities, but BiNaK PRO oil is a lighter faster oil for the professional player where performance speed is an issue.

BiNaK PRO may also be more applicable for really tight valves.

 

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Where can BiNaK Musical Instrument Oils be used?

 

BiNaK Musical Instrument Oils are applicable on all trumpet valves, trombone slides, rotor valves in French horns and keys. They should also be used on spit valves and tuning slide areas.

 

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What makes BiNaK musical instrument oils different from other musical instrument oils?

 

The lubrication technology for musical instrument oils, up to this point, has been based on kerosene blends, animal fats, alcohol, silicones; to name just a few. BiNaK musical instrument oils are a mineral oil based product that was blended with a proprietary ingredient created by a fluid lubrication specialist who is a Tribologist. This research and development took place over a period of five years, before a formula was produced that met all the inventors criteria. Its unique formula is "state of the art" and completely unlike other oils on the market.

 

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Does BiNaK musical instrument oils have silicones or alcohol in its formulation?

 

No! Silicones is the leading cause for gumminess in valves and they particularly break down in warm temperatures. Silicones also leave a residue on metals.

 

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Why doesn't BiNaK musical instrument oils have alcohol in its formula?

 

BiNaK musical instrument oils do not contain alcohol, due to the strong odor and evaporation factor. That evaporation leaves the metals unprotected and therefore, without proper lubrication. The unique lubrication capabilities of BiNaK musical instrument oils are unreplicated in the musical oil business at this time. It lasts so long that a bottle of this oil will last the user several times longer then the present oils being offered today. Also,  any instrument left in storage, will not seize up over time, due to the lack of evaporation with this product and its continued lubrication qualities.

 

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How will BiNaK musical instrument oils react to cold temperatures, such as when used by musicians in marching bands and concerts played outdoors?

 

BiNaK musical instrument oils are the first oil of its kind to have a built in "pour-point depressant". What this means is that when the oil is placed on any area of the instrument, it will withstand temperatures of 50 degrees below 0 or lower without freezing! As any marching band player knows, there is nothing worse then having the valves or slides freeze up during a parade!

 

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Will the BiNaK musical instrument oils adversely react to the metals within my instruments interiors, such as pitting or discoloring?

 

No! BiNaK musical instrument oils was invented with metal protectors within its formula that will keep moisture from damaging the delicate metal surfaces. These protectors eliminate the "black residue" that is often found from using a petroleum distillate product. It will also maintain the metals from pitting and experiencing excessive metal wear due to its superb lubrication capabilities. These protectors are there and working for you whether your instrument is plated, silver, brass or other material. They even work when your instrument is in storage or not played for any length of time.  All rental instruments that are placed in storage should be lubricated with BiNaK musical instrument oils due to the superior protection.

 

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Will the BiNaK musical instrument oils damage cork pads?

 

 No! They have been tested against all cork and cork-like products and has proven to be safe.

 

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Is BiNaK musical instrument oils safe for my lungs?

 

 Great Question! Not many musicians realize that the lubrications they may be using can be very harmful! No one thinks about this, because it is not ingested. Unfortunately, many products have strong fumes, that when inhaled, can cause lung damage, breathing problems, dizziness and potential asthma related illnesses. Due to the fact that the BiNaK musical instrument oils is not a petroleum distillate or alcohol based product, it is completely safe for the lungs. As a matter of fact, it is considered "holistic" and has a Material Safety Data Sheet on file.

 

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What other health related issues are there regarding the BiNaK musical instrument oils?

 

 As was discussed in the last question, petroleum distillate is present in the formulas of many oils and this is considered a carcinogen by the FDA. The BiNaK musical instrument oils have no carcinogens or mutagins in its formula. It is odorless and virtually colorless. There are no dyes, perfumes or other ingredients that could cause an allergic reaction to some users. It was especially formulated with the idea of protecting all musicians from potential serious side effects that they might experience with certain musical instrument oils.

 

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Do I use BiNaK musical instrument oils differently from other musical instrument oils?

 

 Yes! Yes! Yes! This formula has unbelievable lubrication capabilities! Due to the fact that it doesn't have an evaporation factor, it will last in any area a great deal longer. It is very important that the user understand this and follow proper usage directions. This means that for trumpet valves, rotor valves and keys, only one or two drops are necessary. On a slide, you would use one thin line. You do not pour the BiNaK musical instrument oils on as you would other instrument oils. This product is attracted to the metals, so therefore, it will spread itself to where it is needed, almost as if it has a brain.

 

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Can I mix the BiNaK musical instrument oils with other oils?

 

 No! If you mix oils together, you are compromising the formulas of both products! Neither product will perform for you and chemical reactions can occur. Also, by mixing another oil with the BiNaK musical instrument oils you have eliminated all its great and unique qualities that makes it so different and work so well.

 

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How do I start using the BiNaK musical instrument oils?

 

 Simply clean and dry your instrument to the best of your capability, then place one drop on valves and spin in, or draw one thin line on slides. Remember, don't overuse this product. It is not necessary! You may experience an initial residue on the instrument. That is caused by the BiNaK musical instrument oils cleaning off other products that have caused a build up on the instrument. If this happens, simply re-wipe the valves and slides and reapply the BiNaK musical instrument oils on to now clean metals. Please note: You will not need to reapply as often.

Do not automatically lubricate your instrument, unless you feel that lubrication is not quick. Remember, there is no evaporation factor and this oil lasts much longer!

 

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What do I do if I have seized valves, due to storage or ineffective oils that were previously used?

 

 Try to squirt the BiNaK musical instrument oils into any seized area and set the instrument aside for a day. You will probably be thrilled to find that it has now freed up and is ready to be cleaned and taken care of in the future with this great oil.

 

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Can I use the BiNaK musical instrument oils for all my instrument lubrication needs?

 

 Absolutely! These oils will eliminate the need for other products completely, because it can be used in all areas of instrument lubrication, safely and effectively. Other oils, creams and water bottles will be a thing of the past!

 

 


 

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