Silver Finish

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  1. dvddavidrq

    dvddavidrq New Friend

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    Hey everyone! Old trumpet player here but haven't played on a regular basis for a long time, so am looking forward to playing again. So glad I found TrumpetMaster.com !

    I have an old (early 1970's) Yamaha YTR-232-S. It's in great shape but the finish is tarnished. Want to make sure I know the best way to polish it, so can someone share the best way to know for sure if there is a lacquer or plate finish?

    Many thanks!
     
  2. VetPsychWars

    VetPsychWars Fortissimo User

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    If it looks like silver and it looks tarnished, then it's probably a silver-plated horn. Hegerty Silver Foam is probably a good choice, it's one of the most gentle and it's not abrasive.

    Tom
     
  3. kingtrumpet

    kingtrumpet Utimate User

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    keep it tarnished, it adds character, and you won't have to worry about getting fingerprints on it or always polishing it --- I am certain it will play just as well tarnished as it will polished. I know that doesn't help, but it is an answer.
     
  4. Octiceps

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