Polishing My Trombone (heh heh)
created by snurfle
May 9, 2017

Salt, Baking Soda, Hot Water, and Aluminium Foil. Simmer uncovered for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally. Drain, rinse well. Enjoy!
Beginning disassembly
Extremely tarnished
Main tuning slide, 1st and 2nd valve tuning slides are likely never going to come out again :(
Ready for the hot water and salt
Almost immediately, the water became cloudy and stinky (silver tarnish is mostly sulfur, which is released during the bath)

After the first dip, just a quick wipe down before the final bath
Everything is covered with a light residue
Horrible lighting
The residue wipes off with no problem