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  1. coolerdave

    coolerdave Utimate User

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    I use car wax on any raw brass. It protects the brass and puts a barrier between my hands and the brass. I find the teflon waxes last longer.
     
  2. Brekelefuw

    Brekelefuw Fortissimo User

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    DO NOT USE AMMONIA ON BRASS EVER.

    Brass - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    Brass that comes in to contact with ammonia cracks.

    A Bach Strad can have the lacquer removed with boiling water only. The lacquer is easy to take off.
     
  3. Vulgano Brother

    Vulgano Brother Moderator Staff Member

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    Our symphony section had all raw brass instruments, and the second player and I had an "ugliest horn" contest to see who could go the longest without polishing them. I had a rose brass bell that turned some interesting colors....
     
  4. Chuck Cox

    Chuck Cox Forte User

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    I use Mother's Finest chrome polish on raw brass to protect. It is a polymer " wax " found at Advance Auto or Autozone. I like the teflon type wax idea though.
     
  5. rettepnoj

    rettepnoj Fortissimo User

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    It has never been any problem with the horns I have stripped though! Mostly Bach's!
     

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