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  1. BrassBandMajor

    BrassBandMajor Fortissimo User

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    Hi all,

    I'm thinking of buying a lacquer polish spray for my trumpets.
    Is it worth it? Or just a polishing cloth would do the thing?
    It says it provides a brilliant shine, restores old lacquer and long lasting for 19USD.
    It's a MusicNomads one on Amazon.com.
     
  2. stumac

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    Mr Sheen from the supermarket, at 1/4 of the price, I use on my Lacquered horns, contains Silicones so beware if wanting to re-lacquer, hard to remove completely.

    Liquid Car wax is another alternative.

    Regards, Stuart.
     
  3. mickvanflugel

    mickvanflugel Forte User

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    Just a microfiber cloth.
     
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  4. rowuk

    rowuk Moderator Staff Member

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    Who wants a shiny trumpet?
     
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  5. barliman2001

    barliman2001 Fortissimo User

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    Shiny trumpet just means that you are not using it...
     
  6. Dennis78

    Dennis78 Fortissimo User

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    Just play them
     
  7. Clarkvinmazz

    Clarkvinmazz Forte User

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    I personally prefer a used looking trumpet, especially if it's vintage. The more used it was, the better it is, right? But for my one new horn I just use lemon pledge. Works great.
     
  8. stumac

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    I took great pleasure in reflecting the sun on my gold plated trumpet into the conductors eyes while counting multiple bars rest in orchestra.

    Regards, Stuart.
     
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  9. Dennis78

    Dennis78 Fortissimo User

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    now that's funny
     
  10. mickvanflugel

    mickvanflugel Forte User

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    Just to clarify:
    There is nothing wrong with a tarnished look at all, on the contrary,
    I cherish the amber look of vintage lacquer. 2 of my vintage horns are even raw brass,
    and I like that look a lot as well, so I do not care much about polishing.
    What most of you certainly do not want, no matter if the horn is new or vintage are nasty fingerprints, an oil drop that missed its target or remnants of grease. In these cases a simple microfibre cloth works nicely.

    But on the whole I feel that life is too short anyway,
    so the motto is play before you drop... ;-)
     

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