I have some vintage horns that I want to keep; mostly because they are outstanding "players". Without exception, they had extensive lacquer-wear...sooo, I removed the remaining lacquer. One horn in particular, has a lot of v small scratches and minute pitting in the brass. I decided to give the raw brass a matte, or "brush" finish. I "trialed-&-errored" my way about the task, but it was a lot of work !! I still can't get in those "nooks & crannies" in the valve -cluster very well. I rather like the overall appearance now. Can anyone comment on how to do all this ?? Is there a "set" method for this type of finish a "DIY-er" can manage ?? Robert Rowe Is this a great country...or, what ??