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« Reply #20 on: Jul 01, 2017, 11:45PM »

Dana Hofer uses a manual brush for such a thing. (Check out his "professional trombone slide servicing" photo album in this link: http://www.danahoferbrassrepair.com/photo_gallery.htm#slide)

I'm pretty sure that long brush could be modified for use in a drill. However, you could only use a drill if the rod were still enough and if it weren't badly warped.
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« Reply #21 on: Jul 08, 2017, 05:50AM »

My repair guy has one of these. Just an old motor turning slow with a cleaning rod.

I have noticed that every time he uses it he also re-aligns the slide.

 
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« Reply #22 on: Jul 08, 2017, 07:02PM »

The fellow who recently smoothed out a couple of dents in my bell stem told me about a bench-mounted motor he uses for slide tube treatment, with a pedal to control the speed.

The guy who did my 2B has the same - a lathe, with a slide cleaning rod attached.  He changed the cleaning/polishing bit at the end a few times, and left the interior of the outer slide very good.  Then he spent a good hour fine-tuning it.  Variable speed lathe, constantly changing the polishing cloth, lots of practice.
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