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by QWEST
(2 posts)
5 years ago

How to get rust of a sax

Hey guys, can you give me any suggestions on how to remove rust from a saxophone?

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  1. by MartinMods
    (63 posts)

    5 years ago

    Re: How to get rust of a sax

    Do you mean rusting ferrous metal (screws, rods, etc.) or the greenish brown brass corrosion?

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    1. by QWEST
      (2 posts)

      5 years ago

      Re: How to get rust of a sax

      rusting of the metal (keys, rods, ect.)

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      1. by MartinMods
        (63 posts)

        5 years ago

        Re: How to get rust of a sax

        First try WD40 or something similar. Let it soak in overnight. If that doesn't work, then try heating it with a propane torch, though not enough to make the brass glow please. Heat it and cool it a couple times. Then try the WD40 again. If that still doesn't work, then you can try Phosphoric acid, which you can buy at Home Depot. Get some safety goggles and some long rubber gloves too. Phosphoric acid will eat rust, but it also likes the zink in the brass, so don't leave it on the part too long. Follow the directions on the bottle.

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        1. by cuber
          (653 posts)

          5 years ago

          Re: How to get rust of a sax

          are you sure its rust, not the brass oxidizing from lack of laquer?

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        2. by MartinMods
          (63 posts)

          5 years ago

          Re: How to get rust of a sax

          asked that already in first reply.

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      2. by ptd
        (1 post)

        4 years ago

        Re: How to get rust of a sax

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