Cornet Polishing

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  1. renbeard

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    I am a band director and I have a student who's parent would like to polish up their Conn Cornet. It has no lacquer left and has been through a fire (years ago), so it is quite "ugly" to look at. I think it's fine, but parents know best, right?

    What is the best polish for the horn? It is a 1971(ish) Conn Cornet, Director I believe. They would like to keep it on the cheap and easy side, but I let them know there were no promises on the easy part.
     
  2. Dale Proctor

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    A metal polish paste like MAAS or Simichrome will work great. It just takes some elbow grease and an hour or so to do it.

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  3. BrassBandMajor

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  4. Dennis78

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    Brasso if it's real bad. If it's just patina then regular old ketchup and some elbow grease works great. After that some car wax
     
  5. SteveRicks

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    yes, MAAS and Simichrome are great. Avoid Brasso. Be sure to tell them clockwise circular motion for trumpets, counterclockwise for cornets. :)
     
  6. Culbe

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    But only the northern hemisphere, if you're south of the equator do the opposite.

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  7. Clarkvinmazz

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    Avoid brasso!
     
  8. Dennis78

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    What's wrong with Brasso? It works quite well!
     
  9. Dale Proctor

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    For me, Brasso seems to be a bit gritty and leaves a lot of small scratches on the metal. Simichrome and other similar polishes are less abrasive and leave a nicer finish.
     
  10. Buck with a Bach

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    The ammonia in it attacks the brass eventually. Shooters learned this, shortened case life:oops:
     

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