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Old 07-15-2012, 04:50 AM
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Today, FedEx just brought me a cool mirrored reso head for my DW kick drum. (Thanks Bo!) As I was changing out the old reso I decided to go the whole 9 yards and remove the batter head too, tighten all the screws, wax the shells and lubricate the drum, and lemon pledge the insides. I didn't want to remove the lugs, I didn't have enough time for that. So I just waxed right over them. Now DW lugs just might be the most time consuming lugs to clean when there's car wax smeared all over them. Each lug and gasket ends up having like 6 inside circular corners that trap the car wax. It's very time consuming to get all of it off, from just one lug. And there's 20 lugs on my kick.

So after fumbling with a toothpick and a T shirt, I thought there must be a better way, so I thought I'd try a Q tip. Meh, not good enough. Then I thought of a toothbrush. Wow, what a time saver that turned out to be! It was at least 5 times faster, and it really got every last spec of wax. It was a lot easier to work too, compared to a toothpick. It also covered a lot more area. You just have to make sure the wax is completely dry or it will just smear it around. I'm keeping a toothbrush in my stick bag from now on. It's the perfect detailing tool for getting out the dust bunnies that gather in your rims, behind those pesky tension rods, literally everywhere you need to get.

I just discovered this, so I thought I'd pass it along. Everybody probably knows it already it's so simple. Sorry if I'm stating the obvious.
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Old 07-15-2012, 05:02 AM
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Ha! ...now your drums can have that Colgate smile :)

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Old 07-15-2012, 05:05 AM
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You guys use Colgate over there too? I thought you'd have some European brand I never heard of.
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Old 07-15-2012, 05:16 AM
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You guys use Colgate over there too? I thought you'd have some European brand I never heard of.
Colgate... and also:

Pepsodent
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... all available in europe :)
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Old 07-15-2012, 06:14 AM
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This thread is freaking me out, man.
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Old 07-15-2012, 06:20 AM
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Old 07-15-2012, 06:54 AM
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Today, FedEx just brought me a cool mirrored reso head for my DW kick drum. (Thanks Bo!) As I was changing out the old reso I decided to go the whole 9 yards and remove the batter head too, tighten all the screws, wax the shells and lubricate the drum, and lemon pledge the insides. I didn't want to remove the lugs, I didn't have enough time for that. So I just waxed right over them. Now DW lugs just might be the most time consuming lugs to clean when there's car wax smeared all over them. Each lug and gasket ends up having like 6 inside circular corners that trap the car wax. It's very time consuming to get all of it off, from just one lug. And there's 20 lugs on my kick.

So after fumbling with a toothpick and a T shirt, I thought there must be a better way, so I thought I'd try a Q tip. Meh, not good enough. Then I thought of a toothbrush. Wow, what a time saver that turned out to be! It was at least 5 times faster, and it really got every last spec of wax. It was a lot easier to work too, compared to a toothpick. It also covered a lot more area. You just have to make sure the wax is completely dry or it will just smear it around. I'm keeping a toothbrush in my stick bag from now on. It's the perfect detailing tool for getting out the dust bunnies that gather in your rims, behind those pesky tension rods, literally everywhere you need to get.

I just discovered this, so I thought I'd pass it along. Everybody probably knows it already it's so simple. Sorry if I'm stating the obvious.
The OCD alliance of Planet Earth appreciates and acknowledges your discovery! :@)
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Old 07-15-2012, 07:04 AM
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I'm not OCD. I just do a fantastic job at anything I do. I will always have a tooth brush from now on. I repeat, I'm not OCD. I'm not.
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Old 07-15-2012, 07:11 AM
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I'm not OCD. I just do a fantastic job at anything I do. I will always have a tooth brush from now on. I repeat, I'm not OCD. I'm not.
I'm not OCD either, but you really should make sure your toothbrush is exactly 7.5" long.

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Old 07-15-2012, 07:15 AM
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Toothbrushes are just great for a multitude of tasks. They're designed for getting into small spaces, so guess what, they're good for getting into small spaces :) I have a few in my workshop for detailing stuff too, so you're not on your own Larry.

As you have a DW, I'd have thought one of those top end electric toothbrushes would be better suited, given the acreage of those lugs ;)
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Old 07-15-2012, 07:23 AM
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A spin brush, of course!
DW sets should come with one. Acreage of lugs. Ain't it the truth.
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Old 07-15-2012, 08:19 AM
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A spin brush, of course!
DW sets should come with one. Acreage of lugs. Ain't it the truth.
electric toothbrush ?
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Old 07-15-2012, 10:18 AM
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Colgate... and also:

Elmex

... all available in europe :)
...and Elmex comes in two types: daytime and nighttime paste! Now what?!?! Are my drums going to sound cleaner and fresher if I use the nighttime paste before soundcheck? Will they be stronger for daytime practices if I use the daytime paste?

I'm conflicted!!
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Old 07-15-2012, 05:17 PM
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Now your drums will have that kissable fresh breath,and reduced plaque.:)

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Old 07-15-2012, 05:27 PM
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This thread is freaking me out, man.
That smile in your pic is freaking me out... :-))

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electric toothbrush ?
Blasphemy!!!! ...we're talking 'bout acoustic drums here, E-toothbrush are for E-drums :)

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Old 07-15-2012, 06:14 PM
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Did you return that person's toothbrush back to the bathroom yet?
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Old 07-15-2012, 06:27 PM
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You guys use Colgate over there too? I thought you'd have some European brand I never heard of.
Ive seen European teeth...surprised there are any dentrifices available over there.


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Old 07-15-2012, 06:38 PM
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Did you return that person's toothbrush back to the bathroom yet?
Yes, I returned it, it's back in your master bath next to the Donald Duck toothbrush.

Buzinga. :)
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...as I have central eating!
that's gross!!! ...


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Old 07-15-2012, 10:32 PM
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Yes, I returned it, it's back in your master bath next to the Donald Duck toothbrush.

Buzinga. :)
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Old 07-16-2012, 02:29 AM
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electric toothbrush ?

Blasphemy!!!! ...we're talking 'bout acoustic drums here, E-toothbrush are for E-drums :)
now THAT made me laugh!!...and look at my elec. toothbrush in new light.


Larry, you are the KING of drumset maint./repair/augmentation!!!
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Old 07-16-2012, 04:16 AM
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I use toothbrushes to clean everything.


Even my teeth sometimes.
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I have not yet used a toothbrush on a kit, but I certainly have in many other areas of cleaning parts and gadgets, so I can see their use on the kit.
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Old 07-16-2012, 04:52 AM
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I brush my tooth monthly whether needed or not ;) & I'm never cold in winter as I have central eating!
that made me giggle....thanks!

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Old 07-16-2012, 10:00 AM
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I just picked up the coolest lint-free hand mitt for cleaning my drums! It cost 1euro and when I saw it I immediately thought about Larryace. I bought it and also liberated a new toothbrush from my wife's backstock supply.
I don't get excited about cleaning anything except my drums.
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Old 07-16-2012, 01:01 PM
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Hold on... people wax their drums?
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Old 07-16-2012, 06:29 PM
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Come on Mark, you know you've waxed your drums, don't be acting like you don't know what we're talking about, come on now, everybody does it, no need to feel ashamed.

Wait, what were we talking about again?
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Old 07-16-2012, 08:31 PM
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Most flouride in American toothpaste is poisonous industial waste. Not to mention the flouride our wise local governments mandatorily require to be placed in our water supply. Ridiculous. Drink spring water and try non-flouride toothpaste from Peelu or Jason. Don't worry - your teeth won't fall out :)
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