Posted by Keith C. on January 31, 2000 at 18:08:34:
I've been reading through the archives about giving your horn a bath. Most of the comments seem to focus on piston horns, and the process seems pretty straight forward.
However, I am not comfortable with washing out a 4 valve rotary tuba. I have no intentions of taking the valves apart, but I would be concerned with dislodging some green sludge that may get stuck in or around the valves.
Also, any recommedations how the best way to keep the laquer finish looking it's best? Is a clear laquer spray a practical way to re-cover the worn spots on an older horn?
Thanks in advance for your feedback.