Description: Trumpet - GOLDPLATE your already silverplated TRUMPET if it has few dents / 95% silver
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THIS IS A SERVICE TO - 24 KARAT GOLD PLATE YOUR "already silverplated" TRUMPET, or CORNET.
THIS PRICE IS ONLY FOR GOLDPLATING YOUR TRUMPET THAT IS ALREADY SILVERPLATED. ALSO IT MUST HAVE FEW DENTS AT THIS PRICE.
HURRY! GOLD PRICES ARE GOING UP! I WILL BE GLAD TO RESOLDER BRACES AND DO SOME REPAIRS IF NEEDED. ALSO INCLUDED IN THE PRICE IS THE GOLDPLATING or silverplating OF ONE MOUTHPIECE. If your trumpet is lacquer or raw brass, the price is $990 for an overhaul -to chem clean, take out the dents, repair, solder broken braces, and gold plate it. You will receive the HIGHEST QUALITY CRAFTSMANSHIP. The overhaul includes the following: I chemically clean the instrument - inside and out. This removes all the old build-up inside. I remove all the dents. I use 24 karat gold to give it a beautiful, breath-taking finish. I lap in and align the valves to the valve ports for best tonal response.
Most of the guys that charge the higher prices are simply farming their plating out to other companies, and then tacking on a few hundred dollars mark up for their profit. Pretty good income for just shipping a horn around, huh? I own my own shop, and thus have no overhead in rent, etc. for a store front, and most importantly, I do my own gold plating. Yes, my price is low. With my current gold supply purchased at a lower price, I cannot guarantee that the $495 price will be good indefinately, as I purchase future plating material and solutions. Keep in mind that this price is also for an instrument that is currently in a decent silverplated state. I will do silverplating in worn areas, etc. and still charge the $495 assuming the areas of wear are normal wear, and not excessively large. Completely stripping the old silverplating and then goldplating it would add substantially to the price, as gold will not plate over raw brass, and the instrument must first be re-silverplated. I use what would be considered in the industry a heavy gold plate. Many of my customers tell me that my plating holds up better than the plating that they received commercially from manufacturers when they originally purchased their instruments. Gold, as you probably know is one of the softer metals, and must be treated as such. Gold will not tarnish. Never use a polishing solution, liquid, etc. on gold plate. Do not even use a metal or silver polishing cloth, as they contain abrasives that will scratch and rub off the gold. Use only a soft, cotton cloth to wipe fingerprints, oil, etc. from the instrument. Some of my customers have requested that their instrument be lacquered after the plating to protect it. It adds a little depth of beauty to the finish.
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