Raw finish

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by alant, Dec 8, 2013.

  1. alant

    alant Pianissimo User

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    Does anyone know how to speed up the process of oxidation (i think this is the terminology) on a raw trumpet?
     
  2. veery715

    veery715 Utimate User

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    Bathe in in vinegar.
    Burn wood and put it above the chimney.
     
  3. gmonady

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    Let me hold it for awhile. My hands will oxidize anything!
     
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  5. Pinstriper

    Pinstriper Mezzo Forte User

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    Straight urine will do the same thing and is pretty much free. Keep a bucket in the bathtub and in a few days you'll have enough to completely immerse the horn. If anyone in the family complains, have them contribute so you get a full batch more quickly.
     
  6. Clarkvinmazz

    Clarkvinmazz Forte User

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    I think the flip side to this is that you'd then have a trumpet that's been in your family's urine......and I don't know about you but I wouldn't be very happy with that xD
     
  7. gmonady

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    I REALLY REALLY would recommend a 91% isopropyl alcohol rinse of the entire horn after performing said procedure. From patina to peetina huh?
     
  8. jaemard

    jaemard Mezzo Piano User

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    Directions weren't clear enough; got stuck in washing machine.
     
  9. gmonady

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    Likewise... IT is no longer functional either.
     
  10. Vulgano Brother

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    To achieve patina, play the trumpet and touch the parts that are still shiny during rests.
     

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