Disaster - or not hopefully
There was a pair of keys for the case rattling round in the case. Stuffed down the part where I keep mutes, cloth, oil etc. The keys got into the same area as the trumpet itself and now I have a 1" long scratch in the laquer about 6" from the bell. Not mega deep but I am annoyed for being so careless.
I havent done anything yet as I am reluctant to until I get some good advice.
Any good suggestions? - I am probably a hundred miles from a decent shop.