Silver Finish

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by dvddavidrq, May 5, 2011.

  1. dvddavidrq

    dvddavidrq New Friend

    Apr 28, 2011
    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 !

    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

    Nov 8, 2006
    Greenfield WI
    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.

  3. kingtrumpet

    kingtrumpet Utimate User

    Sep 20, 2009
    New York State USA
    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

    Octiceps Pianissimo User

    May 5, 2010
    San Jose, CA
    Last edited: May 5, 2011

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