I use Everclear. 95% Alcohol. I drink a big swig then play my horn. Kills everything in it.
Including brain cells.
Professionals in the music industry. You know that you can trust these men and women.
I'm not a metallurgist, but I remember learning somewhere in my music school studies that brass does have certain anti-microbial properties.
@Newell-Post ... to your points... so true. Compared to prices of many violins, trumpets are 'disposables'. Even 'student' level violins can be +$100k. crazy.
Can't Monettes cost $30k+? I mean, that's not $100k, granted, but it is, at the end of the day, a brass pipe.