Readding laquer/silver/gold on small spot missing plating

Discussion in 'Vintage Trumpets / Cornets' started by Karnius, Sep 29, 2011.

  1. Karnius

    Karnius New Friend

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    Sorry for the noob question but

    Is that possible? I saw that some people were completely stripping it off but some also seems to add plating were it was missing?

    I guess there is no self kits for that? :roll:
     
  2. Karnius

    Karnius New Friend

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    Ohhh i like you

    Thanks
     
  3. jiarby

    jiarby Fortissimo User

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    the quality of the plating is only as good as the quality of your prep work.
     
  4. Karnius

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    meaning?

    I was going to test my skillz before doing it for real, but..
     
  5. jiarby

    jiarby Fortissimo User

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    the brass has to be cleaned, polished, and degreased. Then you have to consider the finish you are matching. On many vintage horns it is a satin silver finish. This is done by bead/soda blasting the brass, then cleaning & degreasing and finally the plating. On more modern horns, the brass is highly polished and then plated (after cleaning & degreasing)

    Often the underlying brass is uneven and pitted where the silver is worn off. That will still show through the plating unless you buff & smooth out the pits.

    It's not that hard for small areas... don't get too worried...

    Caswell has some videos... and you can practice on small parts like coins or car keys.
     
  6. Karnius

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    Thanks! Make sense,

    will try on very small area first following what you said, might check for some "tutorial" lol online
     

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