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Discussion in 'Trumpet Repair and Modification' started by codyb226, Dec 1, 2011.
Try it without the horn and see what happens. If it doesn't get gummy, you're in business!
I didnt know that they plated the inside of trumpets...
That is what I was thinking, maybe on Thursday I can give my horn a bath, have a concert on Saturday, Sunday, Tuesday, and Wendsday. And rehearsal on Monday.
They don't. Look down your bell, you will eventually see brass.
That is what I thought, after the foil thing, do you polish it down with any kind of polish or is it shiny as is?
I never heard of a horn plated on the inside either. After rinsing in fresh water (no salt) I dry and buff the horn using a microfibre cloth (no lint and doesn't scratch) (no silver polish).
If it already looks pretty good (little to no tarnish), all that fuss with tubs, aluminum foil, and hot salt water probably won't doo much for it. Like rowuk said, just buy some liquid silver polish and use a very soft cloth, moistened, with a little of the polish. It will bring a new shine to the silver, and if you are patient and work with it a little using light pressure, you can remove a lot of the old polishing marks and swirls, too.
Is there a certain brand you use/recommend?
Wrights Silver polish. Available at stores everywhere!
Saying this could have avoided all the posts about baths and salt and containers. And it sounds a lot easier. Is there any side effects to the polish?