Vic got her horn out tonight at band only to find that down the front of the bell, and round the bottom edge and a little round the bend (the horn, not vic :-D ) are very dark brown patches. It looks just like someone has taken a blow torch to it. The marks were not there at band practice last night, the instrument hasn't been out today before tonights band and she found all these horrible marks? The poor kid, she's quite devastated, her horn is her little pride and joy). Anyone any ideas? Looks like a total relaquer job :cry: . Mind you, she has been on for a couple of years about having it rose laquered anyway, so maybe she's just taken a brillo pad to it.