silver plated mouthpiece cleaning/polishing

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  1. tedh1951

    tedh1951 Utimate User

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    Bruce, it's generally a mixture of both. Here is a simple starter formula that works - you can extrapolate the quantites by using the same ratio of ingredients.

    To one pint of hot water add 1 tablespoon of bi-carb soda and one teaspoon of non iodised cooking salt - stir until dissolved. Adding a bit more salt, per Rowuk's suggestion, won't hurt.
     
  2. nordlandstrompet

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    Just a quick question:

    Polishing the flat silver before X-mas anyone?

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  3. rowuk

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    nope, I'm boiling it...........................
     
  4. tedh1951

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    .... in salty water I hope .... and with a little al foil?
     
  5. nordlandstrompet

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    cheaters......
     
  6. rowuk

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    I NEVER boil my cheaters mouthpieces. The more grunge, the smaller the backbore, the higher I can play. One of my mouthpieces is almost alive - it squeals all by itself!
     
  7. tedh1951

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    I've just gone and had a think about this - it would appear to me that the quantities used here in Oz and in the UK will be different to those in the US - but the ratios are approximately the same.

    1 teaspoon in Oz/UK = 1.2 teaspoons in the US,
    1 tablespoon in Oz/UK = 1.2 tablespoons in the US, and
    20 pints to the gallon in Oz /UK = 16 pints to the gallon in the US.

    You may wish to account for this differences when pickling your silverplated horn.


    {Thinks: It's a bit anal quoting not one but two of my own posts.}
     

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