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Removing epoxy lacquer on a Saxophone

Discussion in 'Sports, Hobbies & Interests' started by skb7527, Nov 13, 2012.

  1. Nov 13, 2012 at 11:29 AM
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    skb7527

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    I have a YTS-23 Yamaha tenor sax that my parents got me back in 86 and I just found out that Yamaha used a clear baked epoxy lacquer on it. I would like to try to remove the rest of the epoxy so it can continue to tarnish. I've looked online and have found a couple of chemicals and/or solvents that could be used, but I was wondering in anyone had a better idea... Thanks
     
  2. Nov 14, 2012 at 11:42 PM
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  3. Nov 15, 2012 at 6:43 AM
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    Hitch and wiring, aux back-up light, rear strobe lights, radio and underseat sub.
    Methyl Ethyl Keytone or Xylene might work. Wear gloves and work outdoors. Both are very flammable and will strip your hands in short order.
    You're going to have to strip everything for this to look right. It's going to ruin your pads, and strip all of the lube from the pins and springs. A complete tear down and rebuild is what you're looking at, IMHO.
    The work would be worth it, if you're up to the challenge.
     
  4. Nov 19, 2012 at 7:12 AM
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    Thanks guys...I was hoping this could be done without having to completely disassemble the horn. Some of the laquer is coming off and I just want to "help" rest off....
     
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