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Discussion in 'Vintage Trumpets / Cornets' started by gregc, Apr 6, 2005.

  1. gregc

    gregc Mezzo Piano User

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    Nice surprise, for under $100! No dents, playable, all there, with surprising tone. 50/50 laquer makes it look either real vintage or nasty, depending on your point of view. EZ to remove the remaining laquer & polish up? Who's got the skinny on old (1958-59) Olds laquer removal?
    Thanks,
    gregc
     
  2. Sturmbill

    Sturmbill Pianissimo User

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    Congrats on getting a fun horn! I've got three Olds trumpets going back to '47, and three Olds cornets back to '51. They're great and easy to hot rod if you feel the need.

    To take the lacquer off one of mine I went to Lowe's and picked up a can of lacquer remover from the shelf, and it seemed to work well. Ferree's Tools also makes a Cold Stripper that is supposed to be pretty good, too. If you use chemicals just make sure to wear gloves, eye protection and be in a well ventilated spot!

    Good luck with the lacquer removal!

    Bill
     
  3. JamesEarleStewartJr

    JamesEarleStewartJr New Friend

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    And don't pour it down your sink unless you have good strong metal pipes. If you have PVC you may run into problems.
     
  4. gregc

    gregc Mezzo Piano User

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    Thanks, it's gonna be an outdoor job, for sure.
    gregc
     

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