Removing Laquer

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  1. Kolotrpt

    Kolotrpt Pianissimo User

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    I was wondering what the best way to strip laquer from a standard brass horn. any tips?
     
  2. ogauge47

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    What type of lacquer? How old is the horn?
     
  3. Kolotrpt

    Kolotrpt Pianissimo User

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    it is no older that from the seventies and i dont know what kind of laquer. its simple brass colored if that helps
     
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    I did this once with an old horn. I used boiling water, which made the lacquer peel right off.
     
  7. stumac

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    Depending on age of horn several methods may have to be tried, boiling water will take off nitrocellulose lacquer, more modern finishes will require a more agressive chemical stripper such as available at hardware or auto paint suppliers. Some modern finishes are almost impossible to remove short of mechanical abrasion.

    Search the forum, there are plenty of threads on this topic.

    Regards, Stuart.
     
  8. Bob Grier

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    Ferree's sells a product called cold strip. It's made for stripping lacquer. Brush it on, wait 6 minutes and flush it off with water. Item number Z22 in their catalogue
     
  9. Kolotrpt

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    Thank you all for your suggestions! how exactly would you go about using boiling water to remove the laquer?
     
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