Re: Keeping brass off the hands.
"Would polishing it help"
let me try to find an example for this...
oh I got one.
when you buff a car does it create a new surface? No, it just shines up the paint.
Also, you're brass prolly is polished already. It just has a lot of tarnsh on it.
the only way you're going to get rid of that is by putting some laquer on it, or try taking johnsons wax and putting a coat over your horn. That "should" seal things up.
but I haven't tried it or heard of anyone trying it.