Green Trumpet

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by QuebecSOP, Sep 16, 2007.

  1. QuebecSOP

    QuebecSOP New Friend

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    Hello,

    I own a Green L.A. trumpet made by Werril. The trumpet play very well. I want to remove the green color on it, to give it to my girlfriend. Green trumpet will look stupid in an orchestra!!! ;-)

    I tried to boil the trumpet, to use lacquer remover, but nothing seem to work.

    Do you have any suggestion or do you know any repairman who can do the job?

    Thank you very much.
     
  2. max3k

    max3k Mezzo Piano User

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    oh boy, this is gonna be ugly
     
  3. tatakata

    tatakata Mezzo Forte User

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    The trumpet or this thread :lol:
     
  4. johnmarkpainter

    johnmarkpainter Pianissimo User

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    Stripping it to raw brass would cost around $200.
    Relaquering would be another few hundred I think.

    I would buy another trumpet
     
  5. ejaime23

    ejaime23 Pianissimo User

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    You can get a chem clean and get them to leave it in too long, one of my profs had a "free laquer stripping" that way.
     
  6. TisEkard

    TisEkard Pianissimo User

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    send it to kanstul, they will remove the finish and relaquer for 300 bucks
     
  7. brem

    brem Mezzo Forte User

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    Color is fun :)
     
  8. rowuk

    rowuk Moderator Staff Member

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    The Weril is not that expensive of a trumpet. The protective coat is probably not "laquer" which can be easily removed, but epoxy which does a much better job of protecting the brass.
    $200-300 is what you will have to pay, if you want quality work done. Anything less could amount to getting what you paid for...........
     
  9. lmf

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    Hi,

    That's a lot of time and money to spend on cosmetic details for a Weril. Why not give it to a kid who is learning and buy something better for your girlfriend?

    Best wishes,

    Lloyd
     
  10. Vulgano Brother

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