rawbrassing

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  1. y0da777

    y0da777 Pianissimo User

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    do i live here?????
    im interested in getting a horn of mine rawbrassed eventually, and was curious how much it would cost.
     
  2. Brekelefuw

    Brekelefuw Fortissimo User

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    Do it yourself. It is pretty easy with a little elbow grease.

    I had no idea rawbrass was a verb.
     
  3. y0da777

    y0da777 Pianissimo User

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    do i live here?????
    how would i go about doing it myself?
     
  4. rowuk

    rowuk Moderator Staff Member

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    Acetone works on many lacquers. There are also commercial paint removers that also work. What kind of horn do you have. The type of coating on the horn determines what is best.
     
  5. tptmusicaz

    tptmusicaz Pianissimo User

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    I was actually considering the same thing on my 65' Connstellation...
     
  6. trickg

    trickg Utimate User

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    Eh - my recommendation would be to leave it alone or get it silver-plated. The results (IMO) would be better.
     
  7. Dale Proctor

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    Your Conn would end up being mostly raw nickel, and it won't look very pretty once it tarnishes.
     
  8. Bach219

    Bach219 Mezzo Piano User

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    Zip-Strip and a toothbrush did the job for me.
     
  9. Ed Kennedy

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    The term is "stripped." Whether lacquer or plating, there are different chemicals, none of which are pleasant, for different finishes. The result is raw brass, nickel, bronze, copper, etc.
     
  10. bryant guy

    bryant guy New Friend

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    Hi all, new here and have some questions on this subject.
    I learned to play on an Olds special (still have it), but I always wanted a trumpet, so I bought a '57 Ambassador that will need help in the looks dept.
    I know how to strip lacquer, but the question is do you disassemble it all (I know to remove valves) and just have at the stripper, do I have to protect the valve casings and interior of the horn?

    I haven't played in brob. 30 yrs. and have no clue how to play now.:-) Anyone else have this experience and what approach to take to relearn?

    Thanks in advance
     

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