Lacquer Crazing

Discussion in 'Trumpet Repair and Modification' started by alant, Nov 6, 2013.

  1. alant

    alant Pianissimo User

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    Is there any way of repairing or making look better lacquer crazing? i have it on the bell of my Olds Recording. (why just the bell)
     
  2. amzi

    amzi Forte User

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    Why the bell? Because that's the part that expands and contracts the most depending on temperature. I know of no way of repairing it or making it look "better"--just a badge of age and experience. You can just soak it in extremely hot water for a few minutes and most of the lacquer will roll off in your hands. Then you can polish the whole horn, but that's more work than I'm interested in doing.
     
  3. VetPsychWars

    VetPsychWars Fortissimo User

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    Strip it and relacquer.

    Tom
     
  4. musicalmason

    musicalmason Forte User

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    Yep^. No repair, just replace.
     
  5. A.N.A. Mendez

    A.N.A. Mendez Utimate User

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    I LOVE old lacquer, but only if it looks nice and has no major issues....
     
  6. gmonady

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    Again, what he said.
     
  7. Dale Proctor

    Dale Proctor Utimate User

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    Was the crazing caused by some minor dent repair work? I had a Conn like that, and nothing I tried got rid of it - the crazing went all the way through. The crazing looked better than the dents did, though. The original lacquer was in really good shape otherwise, so I left it alone.
     

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