Polish/clean silver plated trumpet

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by Shebulba, Dec 26, 2014.

  1. Consordino

    Consordino Pianissimo User

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    I am intrigued by this process! I have never heard of this until I joined TM. With the aluminum foil, do you just put a piece of foil into the water with the baking soda and the salt? How much salt and bicarb do you use? Thanks, Dan
     
  2. gmonady

    gmonady Utimate User

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    Chemistry 101 Lab Course in Electrochemistry: A couple table spoons of both. Use hot water to quicken the reaction. Make sure all silver pieces are in direct contact with the aluminium. It works GREAT if you let the reaction run to completion. I will give you your chemistry grade after you post a pic for me on TM.
     

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