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I have a sax where I've prepared the bell for relacquer - lots of buffing etc. What would I need to do to it before applying the lacquer to remove any old buffing compound etc? Thanks;)
 

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Degrease and clean, clean, clean, clean. And the definition of clean here is less like "clean" as in "clean the bathroom" but more like "clean" as in "clean those surgical instruments".
 

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Commercially, in a large tank of something suitable, and probably hot, and possibly in an ultrasonic cleaner..

A local technician relacquers saxes without this approach, and there is blackened buff soap even still visible in the 'concave' noooks and crannies. That lacquer will definitely peel!
 
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