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Thread: How to darken engraving

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    Default How to darken engraving

    I would like to darken the engraving on my sax. Anyone know of a way to do this?

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    I used a charcoal type stick. My horn has been delacquered, so drawing over the engraving and then wiping it off leaves it in the grooves. Very striking.

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    Black shoe polish works much better. Warm the body of the horn first with a heat gun or hair drier. Let is cool completely, then wipe off the excess with a soft cloth.

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    This sounds rather funky, id like to try this one my sax. But incase i dont like it is it easy to get the shoepolish out the grooves?
    I like to play...

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    Yes methalated spirits, another way is to use a dark stained wax polish
    Dave

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    Quote Originally Posted by sinjarah
    Black shoe polish works much better. Warm the body of the horn first with a heat gun or hair drier. Let is cool completely, then wipe off the excess with a soft cloth.
    And when you perform on a sweaty gig or a humid day, you get horrible runs down your horn, on your clothes, your case.........

    You are better off using a damp charcoal stick (which does not melt, and dries solid) or a black crayon, which has a higher melting point than shoe polish.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sinjarah
    Black shoe polish works much better. Warm the body of the horn first with a heat gun or hair drier. Let is cool completely, then wipe off the excess with a soft cloth.
    Good Suggestion !! I thought I was the only guy who knew this idea...

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