Polishing trumpets...

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by ca5tr0, Feb 28, 2010.

  1. ca5tr0

    ca5tr0 New Friend

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    Hello, Iv'e had my Schilke X3 since October. It only went through part of the hell that marching season is to a horn, therefore it is dirty. I have given it a proper bath, but I cant get the smudges and built on dirt to come off the horn. Can I use silver trumpet polish on Schilke as I do for my Bach with out hurting the finish of the horn?:play:
     
  2. Ric232

    Ric232 Pianissimo User

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    I personally like 3M Tarnishield. I dilute it 50/50 with clean water, like Kanstul recommends on their website. Works great and lasts.
     
  3. RAK

    RAK Piano User

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    I use some metal polish and it works fine.
     
  4. lmf

    lmf Forte User

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    Don't use hot water in the bath or you will likely damage the lacquer. You probably already know that, but just in case!

    Follow the advice of the others!

    Lloyd
     
  5. a marching trumpet

    a marching trumpet Mezzo Piano User

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    I use the blue spray bottle of haggertys, let it sit for awhile I mean a few minute after spraying it on real thick, it may come off then.
     
  6. ca5tr0

    ca5tr0 New Friend

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    Thanks guys for the help. Yeah. hot water is a no no... Once again thanks.
     
  7. Brekelefuw

    Brekelefuw Fortissimo User

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    His horn is silver plated. There is no Lacquer on it.
     
  8. SpiritDCI08

    SpiritDCI08 Piano User

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    [COLOR="RoyalBlue"Wrights Silver Polish Cream
    [COLOR="Red"]DRUM CORPS STANDARD[/COLOR]
    works everytime][/COLOR]
     
  9. trumpetman41

    trumpetman41 Pianissimo User

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    I have been using Flitz for years. It is a non- abrasive polish and really does the job. It's also used for cymbals. It can be purchased at a lot of hardware stores.
     
  10. lmf

    lmf Forte User

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    Hi Brekelefuw,

    I wasn't aware it was silver plated, so the OP faces no danger caused by hot water.

    I only have two lacquered instruments (cornet, trumpet) and the other three are silver plate (cornet, flugelhorn and pocket trumpet). I like silver plate best.

    Best wishes,

    Lloyd
     

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