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by Tsax77
(1 post)
8 years ago

corrosion

I recently got an old Mark VI with basically no lacquer. Plays great!..., but I notice a few small spots of green corrosion. Nothing major, but I'd like to stop it if I can. Suggestions....? Thanx...

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  1. by Slausonm
    (51 posts)

    7 years ago

    Re: corrosion

    Pitfalls of having an unlacquered horn...air oxidizes the bare brass...turns green. I think this is called Patina if the brass is an antique statue :) The best thing you can do is attempt to keep it dry and clean so acids from your skin won't help tarnish the horn. Matt

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