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Renew Silver Mattte Finish?

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I have an old (1925) Buescher TruTone alto with silver plate. Got it cheap, it' s in pretty good condition and I really like it. But - I've seen some pictures of gorgeous restored TT's and notice the lovely matte finish. Over the years my finish has gradually been smoothed out, so it's halfway between polished and matte. So... is it reasonable to restore the plating to a nice matte by, for instance, glass bead blasting? I don"t think this will abrade the finish, just put tiny dents in it but I've never tried this on a silver plated object. Has anyone tried doing this? I certainly don't want to damage the horn, but it sure would be nice to have it looking like some of the beauties I've seen on SOTW.
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Go to, and call them up, they can sandblast it to look like new.
I still need to email you doc. My mom said that I can use the digital camera tommorrow.
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