what would be the correct way to have an excellent care to drums?
All good stuff. I hate when people walk into my drum room and automatically think they have access to everything and sit down to play.Dust them, Clean the dirt from the edges of the rims, Most important of all, Don't let people who don't know how to play, Play them! Thats the best advice that I have learned!
Yes, covering the kit up when you're not playing it is a good idea, especially if it's in a dirty old basement, like mine is! Steel wool works great for cleaning light rust and dirt from chrome parts like lugs and hoops; I once restored an entire kit with it. Make sure you get grade "0000", which is the least abrasive.Cover them with a sheet when you aren't playing them. This will cut down on how often you have to clean them that is if you do not take them outside of your home. I use Turtle Wax detailing spray on everything with a cotton rag for cleaning.