Lacquer technician recommendation sought

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wwright
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Lacquer technician recommendation sought

Post by wwright » Mon May 06, 2019 7:28 am

Anyone have a recommendation for a shop that could re-lacquer a slide section? I don't know much about lacquering but it seems like a specialty that not everyone is equipped to do. Someone local to me around the Washington DC area would be preferable, but mailing the slide is not out of the question. I'm not looking for anything fancy -- it just has some lacquer damage that I'd like to put back to original condition. It's a Courtois AC420 in case that matters.

Also, any ballpark idea of what this should cost?
JoeAumann
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Re: Lacquer technician recommendation sought

Post by JoeAumann » Sat May 11, 2019 12:24 am

It seems tough to find good re-lacquer work. And it depends on what you want/are ok with. There are plenty of technicians that can apply a spray on/air dry lacquer. That won't be the original approach, but can yield good results. And then there are those who are equipped with baked on epoxy lacquer set-ups (more durable, less ubiquitous). And this would be the factory original approach. A short list of folks with the latter: M&W Custom Trombones, Brian Russell, Brad Close (I think), Robb Stewart, John Uttech. Sorry, not as familiar with the eastern seaboard.
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Re: Lacquer technician recommendation sought

Post by Bonearzt » Sat May 11, 2019 9:37 pm

I can do the air dry lacquer.

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Re: Lacquer technician recommendation sought

Post by LIBrassCo » Sun May 12, 2019 5:12 am

Don Sawday does Lacqeur, and he bakes it.
wwright
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Re: Lacquer technician recommendation sought

Post by wwright » Sun May 12, 2019 7:29 am

Thanks much for the leads. I wasn't aware that there were different kinds of lacquer so that's very helpful. Sounds like I'd prefer the stronger epoxy lacquer (my skin oils tend to eat through lacquer) but that will be harder to find.
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