Originally Posted by tbonesown
+1 on instrument polish.
I'm a marching brass player and i would just use some of my silver instrument polish for my silver hookah ((brass polish for brass)).
i WOULD NOT use brasso though... cause from what i know, brasso is a corrosive. Because brass instrument valves has such a small clearance between the valve and valve casing, any gunk buildup makes the valves really sticky/sluggish. so we use brasso to eat away at the crap on it to make the valves work correctly again... so i imagine that brasso would eat away your laquer/coating... just my opinion... if i'm wrong, someone correct me plz
if you are getting corrosion or tarnish on it though the lacquer coating is probably all ready shot