Re: Ludwig Vistalite
Very nice shells - that is the most important part anyway. Yes, thankfully they were plastic. It wouldn't surprise me if being the moist environment helped preserve the plastic.
I wouldn't even bother trying to clean up the hardware, it looks so far gone. It would be worth it just to get new hardware all the way around. I'd also take this as an opportunity to suspend the toms.
The floor tom blows me away - it's the size of my bass drum! These are big, rambunctious drums that need some tlc and new hardware.