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Re: Buffing a helicon

Postby Three Valves » Thu Apr 05, 2018 11:09 am

That requires paint.

Out of sight, out of mind!!
Who needs four valves??

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Re: Buffing a helicon

Postby opus37 » Thu Apr 05, 2018 5:01 pm

Frank Ortega wrote:Anyone have any info about when an old brass horn turns red? Is this what they call red rot?

Is this impossible to polish out?

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There were some large reddish areas on the bell on this helicon. They polished out with the simichrome. I looked carefully inside the bell and saw nothing there so this was a surface issue. I don't know if this is red rot or not, but it did come off, so I would say it is worth a try on your horn.
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