Removing Patina?

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  1. jrm6012

    jrm6012 New Friend

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    ok so i have a horn that is full patina and wanting to remove it all and polish it up. Anyone know an easy way to do this? Something to soak the horn in? I hate to have to hand polish the entire horn with brasso because that will take forever.
     
  2. rowuk

    rowuk Moderator Staff Member

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    Dangerous chemicals.

    I recommend brasso or a good polishing wheel and some very fine rouge-
     
  3. VetPsychWars

    VetPsychWars Fortissimo User

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    Do you want it fast, or do you want it right? Hand polish it and take forever... except forever is only like an hour or so.

    I prefer to use Simichrome or similar, as Brasso is, I think, too aggressive.

    Tom
     
  4. andy-rockstar

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    My tuba's covered in patina. . . gives it good character I think. Talk about taking forever to polish. . .
     
  5. trumpetsplus

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    I use the Blitz Valve and Slide Care cloth.
     
  6. gbdeamer

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    This.

    It won't take as long as you think.

    Brasso does wonders...
     
  7. Peter McNeill

    Peter McNeill Utimate User

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    Did my Getzen 900H last Thursday night, took about 20mins with Brasso.

    Finish off with a good car wax, and it will last longer.

    Brasso is Not too agressive, and the black stuff does go a long way. The patina is not as difficult to get off as you may think....but will take longer to get it back than you think!!
     
  8. Brekelefuw

    Brekelefuw Fortissimo User

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    Patina is a layer of oxidation formed on the brass. It protects the brass. Buff and lacquer, or leave the patina on. Repeated buffing thins the brass.
     
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    Coconut oil on a soft cloth....no harsh chemicals
     

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