scratched my new Xeno!

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  1. revjames

    revjames Piano User

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    Thanks for all the replies. It helped put it into persepective. Can't see it without really closely scrutinising it and then its only a light surface scratch just the laquer. Don't think I need to lose much sleep over it.
     
  2. Cornyandy

    Cornyandy Fortissimo User

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    So I suppose now we'll have jokes about how the scratch got there cos you weren't concentrating on the key sig
     
  3. revjames

    revjames Piano User

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    Perhaps my playing wasnt up to scratch
     
  4. Cornyandy

    Cornyandy Fortissimo User

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    This had better be put out to graze
     
  5. tedh1951

    tedh1951 Utimate User

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    This is just a little reminder for you .... "It's not the instrument ...."
     
  6. Dave Hughes

    Dave Hughes Mezzo Forte User

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    I'm with the no big deal guys, it was going to happen sooner or later. I PREFER a slightly dinged horn, that way you don't worry about it!
     
  7. Phil986

    Phil986 Forte User

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    Agreed. After I got my Radial back from Anderson I was always polishing it and became alarmed to see a greyish hue developing at contact points. Even tried the valve guard, which I hated. Then I had to accept that my skin chemistry is definitely tough on nickel. Now the horn is raw brass at the contact points and I don't worry about it one bit...
     
  8. revjames

    revjames Piano User

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    B;imey, you should see it now, small ding on the bell from hitting a music stand and a couple more scratches, more worrying is an area on the leadpipe where the laquer is right off down to the brass.. just seemed to have come off don't remember hitting it there. Is there a way of painting it back in?
     
  9. mchs3d

    mchs3d Mezzo Forte User

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    I have dreams where the bell will turn to mush. Literally. It just becomes a piece of tin foil and it can never be repaired!!
     
  10. Bochawa!!!

    Bochawa!!! Forte User

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    Go get a small can of lacquer, or clear nail polish (which ever is cheaper), and with a small brush very carefully cover the scratch. Then forget about it.
     

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