Silver Baking soda

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by anthony, Feb 9, 2014.

  1. anthony

    anthony Mezzo Piano User

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    Hi I tried the baking soda and aluminum and it worked great my Conn 22B is nice and shiny even the matte finish Now I was wondering could this be done with baking soda aluminum But the water COLD? ?
     
  2. SteveRicks

    SteveRicks Fortissimo User

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    You need to use hot water- actually the hotter the better. remember chemistry- speeds up the rate of the reaction.
     
  3. anthony

    anthony Mezzo Piano User

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    So the hot or hotter water couldn't damage the trumpet. ?
     
  4. SteveRicks

    SteveRicks Fortissimo User

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    It will not hurt silverplate. Do NOT use hot water on older lacquered horns. It will remove the old nitrocellulose lacquer.
     
  5. anthony

    anthony Mezzo Piano User

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    Thank you it did come out nice and shiny ...how long should you keepit in the solution
    My horn is pretty old about 1925
    .Thank You for your help Anthony
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  6. gmonady

    gmonady Utimate User

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    The reaction goes best with hot water, as noted above, a kinetic effect. Cold may work if you leave it set for over several days, but why would you want to do this. The heat will not damage plating, only a lacquer finish.
     
  7. coolerdave

    coolerdave Utimate User

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    I would think the hot water also helps dissolve the Baking soda more completely.... not sure about that but it seems logical.
     

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