Claening a Shotblast Xeno

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  1. John kenny

    John kenny New Friend

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    Can anybody give me advise on how to clean the external finish on a sliver shootblast on a Xeno 8335RG. Do I soak it in warm mild soapy water or what is the method . Are their any other special requirements with shotblast finish....
     
  2. keehun

    keehun Piano User

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    There is a older thread here

    http://www.trumpetmaster.com/vb/f139/yamaha-xeno-shotblast-finish-22609-3.html

    (Not really about maintenance)

    However, what I gleaned from that page is that the finish is applied to the raw brass and then laquered. If I'm correct, then you just treat it like any other laquered instrument. Warm soapy water for regular baths, then I have an annual bath where I use the CLR:Water, 1:20 solution. 1 CLR for every 20 Water of the same volume. It'll get rid of corrosion and everything, but don't do it too much.

    But yeah, warm soapy water sounds good.
     
  3. Solar Bell

    Solar Bell Moderator Staff Member

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    A shotblast or beadblast finish is NOT lacquered.

    The biggest problem is wear on the finish which makes it shiny.

    It is silver so it may darken.

    On my gold beadblast Lawler and on my gold scratch Eclipse I use a NON ammonia glass cleaner with a micro fiber cloth.
     
  4. Brekelefuw

    Brekelefuw Fortissimo User

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    I just want to repeat the NON AMMONIA part. Ammonia causes brass to become brittle and crack.
     

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