Ok here are some of the questions: 1) Since I am going to end up silver plateing a trumpet I am working on should I use silver solder designed for plated and nickle parts even though they are currently llacquered? 2) They make silver solder which is all I would think anyone would use but then I say that they also sold 50/50 and 60/40 which I have have used in the past for home plumbing repair's so what is that for on instruments? 3) They have a variety of flux for regular solder and for silver solder is their a difference? 4) I saw that they have clear lacquer available or tinted. If I bead blast my son's trumpet and like the raw brass look could I use clear lacquer to seal it up against further oxidation with out completly ruining the raw look? 5) They offer Johnson's and Lyods for some products is their a big difference in those brands or is it just preference? Thanks guys and gals for any help!!!