This past week at work, when I got caught up with my duties, I helped out in a different department. Every once in a while I'm asked to polish stainless steel. I've done this many times in the past, but this was the first time that my "trumpet geek lightbulb" went on. I was hand-polishing using a 3M product called "Scotchbrite". I was achieving the same visual results that are seen on brushed or scratch finish horns. I immediately thought that if I "found" a lacquer horn (for the right price) I would "try my hand" at giving it a more expensive look. The 3M Scotchbrite pads are synthetic, flexible, about 1/4" think, and come in different abrasive "levels". They are approximately 5" x 8" in size, and can be cut in smaller strips to get in smaller areas. Do the moderators think that I'm crazy? Will I end up with a scratched lamp?