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Old 11-07-2012, 07:28 PM
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Default Tips on cutting down a cymbal post please?

The bass drum on my giging kit has a tom holder that also accepts a cymbal boom arm. The problem is that my cymbal boom arm is about 3 inches to long. I have a spare SP Boom stand I use for another project that I can cut down to fit the holder.

However, I don't want it to rust where I cut the post. Can anyone suggest something to prevent rust? I imagine I could use a primer and sealer?
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Old 11-07-2012, 07:32 PM
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The bass drum on my giging kit has a tom holder that also accepts a cymbal boom arm. The problem is that my cymbal boom arm is about 3 inches to long. I have a spare SP Boom stand I use for another project that I can cut down to fit the holder.

However, I don't want it to rust where I cut the post. Can anyone suggest something to prevent rust? I imagine I could use a primer and sealer?

Keep mineral oil on it.

If you can find a plastic cap to go on the end that's flush, spray oil in the tube then cap it.

Rust never sleeps.
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Old 11-07-2012, 08:15 PM
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Keep it away from moisture.

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Old 11-08-2012, 01:15 AM
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Keep it away from moisture.

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Old 11-08-2012, 01:17 AM
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Keep mineral oil on it.

If you can find a plastic cap to go on the end that's flush, spray oil in the tube then cap it.

Rust never sleeps.
That's crafty. You wouldn't first spray primer on it?

I just stole a plastic cap from my wife's shelf post.
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Old 11-08-2012, 01:19 AM
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Default Re: Tips on cutting down a cymbal post please?

Have cut down quite a few tubes over the years. Never had a problem with rust on any of them and have never felt the need for any specialist rust treatment......never even ocurred to me to be honest.

Exercise a bit of care, dry them off if they ever get wet and I reckon you'll be fine.
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Old 11-08-2012, 02:25 AM
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Have cut down quite a few tubes over the years. Never had a problem with rust on any of them and have never felt the need for any specialist rust treatment......never even ocurred to me to be honest.

Exercise a bit of care, dry them off if they ever get wet and I reckon you'll be fine.
Good to know thanks. It would be a different story if it was farming equipment or construction gear.
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Have cut down quite a few tubes over the years. Never had a problem with rust on any of them and have never felt the need for any specialist rust treatment......never even ocurred to me to be honest.

Exercise a bit of care, dry them off if they ever get wet and I reckon you'll be fine.
Agreed, I have been cutting hardware for decades and I've never had a problem with rust. But I live in an arid climate.
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Old 11-08-2012, 02:30 PM
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Just hit the end with some clear lacquer. Unlike mineral oIl, lacquer will dry and not have any risk of making a mess on your gear.
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Old 11-08-2012, 05:25 PM
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You wouldn't first spray primer on it?

Anything you spray on that dries will eventually flake/rub off, or crack... then air/moisture gets in= rust .

If you get oil in the tube with a cap on the end, gravity will keep a good part of it at the bottom where it'll be displacing moisture.
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