- Near Lutterworth, Leics.
I quite like a 99% lacquer finish, so you don't worry when you scratch it...
I quite like a 0% "RAW" finish on a vintage horn, so it ages to a dull brass look...
I don't like my "new" 58M Conn's 60/40 finish...
Having stripped a Yamaha completely (apart from the springs) and re-assembled, I'm happy to do this so as to be able to strip the lacquer off the body. I'm guessing Nitromors will do this OK. Will it affect the blued springs? Guess I'd wash them off immediately and then oil them (Ballistol gun oil would be ideal and I have some of that).
But what to do with the keys? Pads are in great condition. So I either hand polish the remaining lacquer off which will be VERY time consuming (and I'll get polish on the pads no doubt), or somehow protect the pads while using the lacquer stripper. But this needs to be washed off, although the pads are waterproof ones. What effect would Nitromors have on leather!?
Anyone have any suggestions?
Thanks for any help.