Posted by Dave Tucker on May 29, 1999 at 09:33:27:
In Reply to: Stripping Old Tubas posted by Santos on May 28, 1999 at 20:33:16:
Hey Santos. I recently stripped a Meinl Weston 2155 of all it's lacquer. It was the stubborn kind like yours probably is if you still have some on the horn from the "turn-o-the-century"! Quite a few dollars later wasted on hardware store lacquer strippers to no avail, I took mine to a furniture stripper (this suggestion has been made before by Joe S.). They usually refurbish brass accented furniture as well. They used a product called Besway which is made in TN and is some unbelievably strong stuff (but harmless to my brass). I think it's only sold to those with liscences it's so strong! Great thing was, the guy who stripped it said he'd do it for $15. Me knowing it would've cost me a LOT more to take it to an instrument repairman I gave him $35 (still a steal!). Plus, he let me assist which put my mind at ease rather than just leaving it with him.
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