Tip for cleaning the tarnish off of the slides.., and valves.

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  1. applianceguy

    applianceguy Pianissimo User

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    Scratch remover/repair for automotive paint. It comes in a squeeze bottle, and resembles automotive wax. You will be amazed!!! Be careful not to get it on the lacquer, as I wouldn't trust it on the finish..., and only use this while giving the complete horn a cleaning....,to give it a good rinsing off.

    The tarnish on the slides rubs right off.., almost effortlessly!! I used it on the valves, too.,,, and voila!!



    BE CAREFUL TO KEEP IT OFF THE LACQUER!!! ....,,,and you will be AMAZED!!!

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  2. Brekelefuw

    Brekelefuw Fortissimo User

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    If it damages lacquer, and takes tarnish off slides, then it will be removing material from the valves. I don't recommend using it on the valves. Removing material should ONLY be done by a professional, as you can really mess up your horn this way.
     
  3. oldlou

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    Are we speaking about the removal of tarnish or varnish on the valves?


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  4. applianceguy

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    It is called "Scratch Doctor" by Nu-finish and it's intended use is for the clear coat finish on automobiles. It is also recommended to remove "haze" that forms on chrome.., and oxidized surfaces. "It is NOT an abrasive cleaner ,like "Brass-O"..,, so I repeat..., I use it only on the un-finished, bare metal, moving parts..., NOT ON THE LACQUER!!!
     
  5. patkins

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    It sounds like a good product. I'll first try it on some older horns. I don't particularly like Brasso.

     
  6. Pat S

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    Just out out of curiosity, why did you bother cleaning the discoloration off of your tuning slides? Aesthetics?
     
  7. SteveRicks

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    Wow. Looks like it works well. I hate the darkish look that inner slides take on so this might be an answer. By the way, I used NuFinish polish(or protectant or whatever it is called) on my raw brass Super when I had it and it worked well.
     
  8. Pat S

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    Any other NuFinish users? What's your best raw brass approach?
     
  9. applianceguy

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    As a repair technician, I am from an era where scheduled preventative maintenance is key to having something last a long time.., and to have it work well, when you need it. The "B" USA whorn gets a scheduled PM every Friday, whether it needs it or not. Complete tear down, soaked in luke warm soapy water, tuning slides and valves cleaned, snaked out, allowed to dry completely before re-oiling, re-greasing and re-assembling.

    Call me OCD, but when I play that der Fruschuitz (or whatever that one is called that I posted on the pics. above this post) the valves have to be smokin' fast,to triple tongue that one. A clean well oiled machine just performs sooooo much better!!

    https://www.t-mobilepictures.com/myalbum/photos/photo07/30/e6/5aa5be38fbd3__1338749435000.jpeg
     
    Last edited: Jun 3, 2012

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