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Old 04-15-2012, 08:39 PM
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Default Getting rid of rust on hardware...

Alright guys! :)

Just recieved my Pearl Piccolo 13x3" snare in the post. Brought it from ebay, used, at a killer price. Unfortunatly though, the lugs, tension bolts, and the rims, do have rust on them. I read a while ago that soaking them in Diet Coke over night does get rid of some of the rust, and then using WD-40 the next day, along with some elbow grease. Any ideas if this would work? Any alternatives?
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Old 04-15-2012, 10:20 PM
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Default Re: Getting rid of rust on hardware...

I used brasso and a dremel to get rid of rust on my vintage kit. Takes a while but it works.
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Old 04-15-2012, 10:25 PM
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Default Re: Getting rid of rust on hardware...

Before using anything too abrasive (such as the dremel), try the chrome polish/rust remover by Turtle Wax. You should be able to get it at Walmart or almost any auto parts store. If will take off most rust that is not pitted into the metal.

http://www.amazon.com/Turtle-Wax-T-2...4521453&sr=8-1

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Old 04-16-2012, 02:57 AM
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Try tin foil. I have cleaned up A LOT of hoops this way!
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Old 04-16-2012, 04:26 AM
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Default Re: Getting rid of rust on hardware...

Simoniz chrome cleaner works wonders on restoring old chrome.
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Old 04-16-2012, 02:46 PM
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Default Re: Getting rid of rust on hardware...

STEEL WOOL 0000. (0000, and no other grade). The best.



Way better than any polish: no residual to worry about, no scratches, it doe really no arm to the chrome.
Just make sure you wear a mask as you're cleaning your hardware with it.
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Old 04-16-2012, 05:25 PM
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Default Re: Getting rid of rust on hardware...

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Try tin foil. I have cleaned up A LOT of hoops this way!
Thanks for all your suggestions. Was particularly interested in this tin foil suggestion though. How do you go about that?
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Old 04-16-2012, 07:06 PM
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Citric Acid, aka "Sour Salt".

Available in health food stores. Safe and environmentally friendly.
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