Ach! lack of lacquer

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  1. hup_d_dup

    hup_d_dup Piano User

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    I'm actually referring to the metal polish, not the nail polish. I'm concerned about abrading the adjoining lacquer. No matter how good I make the brass look, if the lacquer surrounding the brass is damaged by metal polishing it could look worse after I finish than before.
     
  2. hup_d_dup

    hup_d_dup Piano User

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    Thank you nordland. That's the answer I was looking for. You posted as I was writing my last message.
     
  3. gzent

    gzent Fortissimo User

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    I wouldn't. First off, it won't look 'right' and secondly, if you have contact with
    your hands the nail polish will come off in a few weeks and you'll be back to where you were.

    But, its your horn, so have at it.
     
  4. nordlandstrompet

    nordlandstrompet Forte User

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    Well, this is actually considered to be "first aid" to avoid that the damage
    spreads and cracks more of the lacquer. To seal the damage will prevent
    humidity, oils etc to creep under the lacquer and make more flakes fall off.

    It might not look right, but it will not look especially more right with a growing crater
    on the horn...:dontknow:
     
  5. gzent

    gzent Fortissimo User

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    So cover it with a good car wax or a mineral oil.
     
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