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Saxophones Wax polish for bare/unlacquered brass - Renaissance Wax

i worry about 'wax' polishing a sax - in so much as unless you are very careful you could end up with dry wax accumulation around some of the moving parts that need to keep lubricated etc, and in all those difficult to access areas around many of the pads and keywork
 
I have tried it on two saxophones so far. It applies very easily and leaves a shine. It does however turn freshly buffed/scratched brass from its light yellow natural color to a more golden hue. I can't yet comment on its long term effects. If I get some time I will post a picture of a sax key before and after the application to see the color change.
 
I have tried it on two saxophones so far. It applies very easily and leaves a shine. It does however turn freshly buffed/scratched brass from its light yellow natural color to a more golden hue. I can't yet comment on its long term effects. If I get some time I will post a picture of a sax key before and after the application to see the color change.
That would be OK on a de-lacquered sax where coloured lacquer has been removed. Photos would be useful, thanks.
 
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Stumbled across Renaissance Wax on t'internet today, and it looks like it may be just the thing for keeping oxidisation at bay on bare brass: http://www.picreator.co.uk/articles/3_renaissance_wax.htm

This page relates to brass instruments particularly: http://www.picreator.co.uk/articles/11_an_important_message.htm

Anyone tried it?

David

I've lost that thread in which you recommend a gun oil you use for your rifles... can you give me reminder of what it was if you have time in between writing missives to Big Power and your solicitor?

Ivan
 
It's very good stuff and can be used on many types of surface.
I have used it on my sax, but not in the hard-to-buff corners.
Don't leave the lid off and don't transfer some to another container, as its liquid content (white spirit) quickly evaporates, leaving a hard white lump ... been there, done that!
 
I used Renaissance Wax on my first project horn, a Buescher TT sop

It was in a sorry state before:





But once finished I decided to halt the aging process a bit with the wax. The photo below is a few years old now, after waxing. It currently looks pretty much the same, but slightly duller. Now a nice even patina.



Chris
 
Ah.... but read the 2nd paragraph here: http://www.picreator.co.uk/articles/3_renaissance_wax.htm

Car waxes typically contain carnauba or beeswax.

But....

The paragraph discusses possible problems interacting with other finishes already on the article (they mention furniture)

In the case of bare brass, without any preexisting finish, I do not think there is any real risk to the brass with car wax, and it appears to be ubiquitously mentioned as working well in this and other fora.

As with everything like this, it will of course be important to not get it into the action.

I don't know about car wax, but with Renaissance wax, the amount you need is tiny - hardly a glistening - such that a standard small tub is likely to last you many lifetimes...

Chris
 
But....

The paragraph discusses possible problems interacting with other finishes already on the article (they mention furniture)

In the case of bare brass, without any preexisting finish, I do not think there is any real risk to the brass with car wax, and it appears to be ubiquitously mentioned as working well in this and other fora.

As with everything like this, it will of course be important to not get it into the action.

I don't know about car wax, but with Renaissance wax, the amount you need is tiny - hardly a glistening - such that a standard small tub is likely to last you many lifetimes...

Chris
My Grassi is completely stripped and being polished. Once back it should be an ideal opportunity to wax it and not worry too much about where the wax goes so long as I remove any surplus. I'll be careful of any tone/spring/rod/screw holes, and the pad and touch piece hollows. I'll buy a small tin and let you know...
 

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