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Posted: April.17.06 at 12:19pm | IP Logged Quote bassbrass

I'm working with a couple of older horns- satin silver finish that are now very tarnished. Waht is the best means of cleaning them up? Polish? The Tarn-X type of tarnish removal? I assume buffing is not great with the rougher surface, but would rather hear from the voice of experience than end up being one.

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Posted: April.17.06 at 8:32pm | IP Logged Quote admin

Hey JT,

A few things I've used:

1. Ragging the horn with a Tide laundry detergent and baking soda paste.
2. Ragging the horn with a moistened pre-treated ragging cloth.  If you aren't a technician, you can also get the cloth from JL Smith.
3. Goddard Silver Foam to remove the tarnish. Finish by ragging with silver cloth to restore the color.

Good luck,

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Posted: April.22.06 at 7:39am | IP Logged Quote bobbaier

I'll second what Michelle said. The Tide/baking soda paste works well after an initial cleaning with silver foam or dipping or swabbing with tarnish remover (stinks!).

I use about 50/50 tide and baking soda with water to make a paste. Ragging would work well, but I also use a stiff brush, like a plating brush, to apply and you can use a long handled bristle brush you would use for the inside of tubing to get into areas around casings, etc. since this is easier to do in the sink than ragging.

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