Taking care of a raw brass horn

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by Mark_Kindy, Dec 11, 2011.

  1. PakWaan

    PakWaan Piano User

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    What he said.
     
  2. codyb226

    codyb226 Banned

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    And by the star on the bell. I didn't know you could tell by the receivers. Thanks for sharing.
     
  3. tobylou8

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    If your hands turn green and smell like pennies when your done, you may want to wear gloves.
     
  4. Mark_Kindy

    Mark_Kindy Mezzo Forte User

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    Yes, thank you for checking with me on that. I prefer the lightweight horns; I find I do not need the extra weight.

    Also, thanks for all input! I do like the look of raw brass, I just want to make sure I don't do something stupid!
     
  5. kingtrumpet

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    I agree!!!!!!!!!! let that baby tarnish --- but patina sound a lot nicer, doesn't it???? ROFL ROFL ROFL
     
  6. tobylou8

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    I will have to remember that next time I spill something on my clothes. "Honey it's not a stain, it's a naturally occurring patina"! :cool:
     
  7. jbkirby

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    If your hands turn green with dollars and smell like sucess, you may not care what it looks like.:-P
     
  8. jbkirby

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    I am of the age where I keep my neckties in the refrigerator so they don't spoil.:oops:
     
  9. St. Rugglin

    St. Rugglin New Friend

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    I use a little non abrasive car wax. Works great if you want to keep it shiny and doesn't smell as much as Brasso. I don't mind giving it an occasional polish. 0000 steel wool will shine it up too and won't give it that brushed look.
     
  10. TrumpetMD

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    Great advice already given. A 72 lightweight is a great horn. I play on a raw brass lightweight Bach 43. Not by choice. It's just old, and most of the lacquer came off, so I stripped off the rest.

    I usually let the horn remain tarnished. But it shines up pretty easily with vinegar (if you don't mind the smell), a bath w/ oxyclean with a piece of aluminum foil, or a little non-abrasive car wax. For tough spots, I use a cymbal cleaner called Buckaroo.

    Mike
     

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