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Protective Coating for Metal Valve Seats
By Bruce Clark

Well over 50 years ago, I had a set of badly-corroded metal valve
seats.  My mentor, Mr. George Binder (who once worked at Aeolian
American), always had the troublesome corroded brass valve seats
nickel plated.

I was young at the time and did not have the funds for nickel plating,
but tried something different.  I removed the metal valve seats, wire
brushed away the corrosion, and spray painted them with Rust-Oleum,
a rust preventive paint that is still available.

I always signed my name on the inside of the chests.  Recently a player
technician was working on the player, found my name, and informed me
that the valve seats are still painted and in perfect condition.

Bruce Clark

(Message sent Thu 16 Jul 2009, 12:07:51 GMT, from time zone GMT-0400.)

Key Words in Subject:  Coating, Metal, Protective, Seats, Valve

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