Is it possible to remove them? Had my Xeno Soprano Cornet on the sink ready to clean out, but had to go answer the phone, come back and i find a tiny micro dent with two parrallel 2mm length scratches and a tiny ding halfway between the bell and the valve casing, on the left hand side... gutted... and it was a family member that "moved" it on me Its a tiny dent, and to most people they wouldnt mind, Its not "that" noticable but i notice it!! :biggrin: I had kept in pristine condition for 4 months and its the first thing I see with the cornet, and it will seriously affect the resale value (if i ever trade it in for a blackburn ) but mostly as it really really bugs me!!! I took a solft cloth and that silver plating polish and its covered up the scratches to an extent, but made the dent appear a little more prominent I asked a local repairer and he said he would cause more damage trying to fix it... but I was wondering if a specialist brass repair outfit would have any more luck. Being from Northern Ireland we arent blessed with a lot of brass repairmen (or bands for that matter!) Ive taken pics of it, but if i could find the cable id attach pics!