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 Oxidized hard rubber
Author: EuGeneSee 
Date:   2006-08-12 19:58

I still have my old beginners horn from the mid 1950s, a hard rubber Boosey & Hawkes Edgeware which I would like to fix up, not because it is worth much, but for sentimental reasons.

The first problem I need to address is some sort of oxidation or aging process that has turned the body somewhat of a rusty reddish color. I am planning on disassembling it and cleaning it up, but don't know what to use to clean and/or polish it back to the original black color.

Although virtually everyone on here has wooden horns, I figured that many of you may have experienced similar discolorization issues with hard rubber mouthpieces (esp. vintage ones) and corrected them. In June Brad Behn had a thread (now in Keepers) on the discolorization of hard rubber mouthpieces that discussed many things about its effect on mpc performance and endurance, UV damage prevention, and the aesthetics of leaving the patina alone, but didn't get into the proper cleaning to remove the patina. That patina might actually be nice to keep on a mouthpiece, but maybe not so on the whole clarinet body.

Any advice on how to restore the finish will be appreciated.



Post Edited (2006-08-12 21:51)

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