Buffing a helicon Bookmark and Share

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??

Mack Brass Artiste
MackBrunner 210L
User avatar
Three Valves
6 valves
6 valves
Posts: 4190
Joined: Wed Jan 07, 2015 10:44 am
Location: The Land of Pleasant Living

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?


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.
1892 Courtiere (J.W. Pepper Import) Helicon Eb
1980's Yamaha 321 euphonium
2007 Miraphone 383 Starlight
2010 Kanstul 66T
2016 Bubbie Mark 5
User avatar
5 valves
5 valves
Posts: 1299
Joined: Wed Sep 15, 2010 4:22 pm
Location: Woodbury, MN


Return to Repair, Modification, and Construction

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Google [Bot] and 3 guests