problem with finish

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by lemmon13, May 7, 2009.

  1. lemmon13

    lemmon13 New Friend

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    so over christmas break i bought myself a flugel off ebay. it wasnt a chinese one but it was a "warehouse sale". Anyway, the finish on the bell where my right hand going in someing off/turning black which ever it is...this is not happening on my vintage one. so basically i know this is just the cheapy results of an ebay horn but is there anything i can do to slow this down? i it looks nice (bestdes where my hand goes) and plays rele good for what it is.



    -lemmon
     
  2. RUFocused

    RUFocused Pianissimo User

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    Silver, Nickel, laq finish? Did you have a real pine tree or fake for Christmas? Have you vinager dipped it yet?
     
  3. lemmon13

    lemmon13 New Friend

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    i honestly dont know if its silver or nickel it didnt really say

    i had a fake tree and no
     
  4. RUFocused

    RUFocused Pianissimo User

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    When you got the horn was it really shinny, and now only so-so?
    if so that i think they may have used a brightener (Car wax) polishes are better but..... anyway, in warm water, put 4-6 parts water and 1 part white Dis. vinager. Soak for 30 min and lightly scrub with an old cotton shirt or alike (also a good time to clean out the inside!) It is a possibility that it is only surface discoloration and can be easily removed.

    Give this a try.
    ---Does it look like tarnish or like black mold?
     
  5. lemmon13

    lemmon13 New Friend

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    the horn was a dark silver it is darker than my silver plate conn. ive been trying to upload a pic of it for a while but it wont work for some reason. i think the file is to big but i dont know how to change it. anyway i am gonna try washing it like that this weekened
     
  6. s.coomer

    s.coomer Forte User

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    You might try some silver polish in either a small area or inconspicuous area. Just a suggestion.
     
  7. tedh1951

    tedh1951 Utimate User

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    Yes! The bathroom is usually a small area, or the perhaps in the garage you'll be inconspicuous. ROFL Sorry - couldn't help myself.
     
  8. s.coomer

    s.coomer Forte User

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    I have lots of those spots, but that's another subject.
     
  9. rowuk

    rowuk Moderator Staff Member

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    SMALL spots, or inconspicuous spots?................... :evil:
     
  10. nordlandstrompet

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    Inconspicuous small spots?
     

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