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bill kasper
User ID: 9092003
Jul 12th 6:20 PM
any ideas how they got this to work? the lacquer tag i got in my new-to-me and nearly mint 148xx SDA tenor said (besides "this lacquer not guaranteed") that it was a 3-layer process. i will dig it out at some point and write up the whole thing...
Steve Goodson
User ID: 0067194
Jul 13th 8:25 AM
Bill:
I just chemically removed the remaining sparkle lacquer from a customer's SDA tenor (it's going to be silver plated) and found that the chemicals removed the lacquer but not the sparkles! I have yet to figure out what they are or how to chemically remove them! It is most definately a multilayer process that was used.
bill kasper
User ID: 0896204
Jul 13th 5:13 PM
that's really, really wonderful! i was thinking about it last night, and wondered if perhaps it was some sort of brushing process in the highly-polished brass, like an uneven wire or stiff fiber brush just barely touching the surface, but leaving slight scratches in the bright brass. this then gets their three-layer lacquer treatment, and voila!

i wonder if you really *can* chemically remove them. have you taken a loup (or any strong magnifier) and looked at them without the lacquer?
Steve Goodson
User ID: 0067194
Jul 13th 5:29 PM
Bill:
When I saw the sparkles were still there I put it aside. I'm going to tackle it again the first part of next week. Send me your current email and I'll send you some pics. The address I've got on you is a very old one.
bill kasper
User ID: 0896204
Jul 13th 10:43 PM
steve, it's scruzsyncro@yahoo.com...
MBushaw
User ID: 8632293
Aug 9th 12:32 PM
Steve- any clue as to the sparkles yet?