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#4626600 - 01/07/18 05:54 AM Refinishing Band Instruments
Al Offline

Registered: 06/08/02
Posts: 17892
Loc: Elizabethtown, Pa
I am in the process of stripping the Lacquor in a cornet. This is the third one. The first one was practice (cheap student horn). The second a pretty decent (more $$$$). The first two I merely stripped the lacquor and applied numerous coats of wax.

The one I am working now is "Vintage". Understand I somewhat destroyed the value of it...It will be a playing horn and the finish was garbage.

Question: I intend to put a clear lacquor on this one to preserve it a bit better. What should I use and how do I prepare the surface. Additionl info on application would be helpful. The finish is now 400 grit. I will finish off with green rouge prior to lacquor application.

The one here is my second attempt:

Edited by Al (01/07/18 05:58 AM)

#4626674 - 01/07/18 08:23 AM Re: Refinishing Band Instruments [Re: Al]
JHZR2 Offline

Registered: 12/14/02
Posts: 41218
Loc: New Jersey
What's with the different colors on that one? Is it different metals, or wearing of a plated finish or something?

It may make a difference...

#4626683 - 01/07/18 08:42 AM Re: Refinishing Band Instruments [Re: Al]
Al Offline

Registered: 06/08/02
Posts: 17892
Loc: Elizabethtown, Pa
The one that I am working is brass everywhere

#4626723 - 01/07/18 09:35 AM Re: Refinishing Band Instruments [Re: Al]
car51 Offline

Registered: 03/12/15
Posts: 9564
Loc: Southwest PA
Al, that trumpet is beautiful. I still have my trombone from when I played in small band out of high school wink
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