Has the gold logo on your clarinet barrels and bells lost their shine? Learn how to re-finish them yourself in only a few minutes with this handy tip.
What you’ll need :
- Gold Artist’s Paint Stick – $10.60 (will last hundreds of uses)
- Sewing Needle (any will do, but make sure it’s small and sharp)
- Paper towel (Must be top quality Bounty. Just kidding!)
Step 1: Check your Clarinet
Determine if this technique will work for your instrument. Stamped logos, such as the one shown on this Vandoren mouthpiece, or very complex gold foil will not work. If you any doubts at all about whether this can be done with your material please contact the manufacturer before attempting this, and proceed at your own risk.
Step 2: Scrape the old Gold with a pin
Use the needle to remove old faded gold from the grooves of the gold logo. Be careful and take your time!
Step 3: Apply Paint Pen
Lightly apply the paint in small circles to the barrel to get it into the grooves. It will look messy. Don’t worry, we’ll clean this up in the next step.
Remember, paint dries. So the end of the paint stick will be dry when you buy it. You’ll need to cut off the end to expose fresh paint.
Step 4: Wipe off Excess
Use the paper towel to wipe off excess paint. Don’t press too hard or you’ll remove it from the grooves as well. Any stubborn excess should wear off from the oils on your hands after a few days.
Step 5: Enjoy your new Gold Logo!
Enjoy your shiny new barrel as if it were new again!
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