Speeding the patina process

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by Bach219, Jan 23, 2009.

  1. Bach219

    Bach219 Mezzo Piano User

    Jun 25, 2008
    Yesterday I stayed up until 12am and then decided that I wanted to give my trumpet a bath! Crazy me....

    But I left it in the tub full of water with soap added, until I woke up at around 10ish, then at 12pm (when I finally had my afternoon clear) I went ahead and thoroughly cleaned my horn, inside and out!

    Got done, spot checked it for the little bits of lacquer STILL left!ha Finally removed from what I saw all of it. Washed the areas, air dried it the horn and wa la, finished!

    About 1 hr later I saw that it had a purple, dark brown, light brown color to it. But for some reason, it can only be seen with little light?!?

    I'm not sure where I read it, but it said when people take the lacquer off themselves, their is still a light film of protection or something like that. Maybe I took that off and it finally revealed itself? Cause I can guarantee you my horn did not look like this when I last saw it.

    Anyways, just curious, it is a pretty cool color though...

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