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Old 01-08-2009, 12:10 AM
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Hello all, I recently bought this vintage Rogers kit, I want to clean the tom hoops and all metal parts, what would be the best product to buy for this? I also want to polish the wrap, it's a Koa wrap, any suggestions? Thanks
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Old 01-08-2009, 09:31 AM
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Here's a thread on the subject: http://www.drummerworld.com/forums/s...ht=clean+drums and here would be some "more advice": http://www.drummerworld.com/forums/s...cleaning+drums
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Old 01-08-2009, 02:30 PM
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Thanks Harry, I should have found those threads myself.
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Old 01-08-2009, 06:10 PM
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Mother's brand chrome polish and some elbow grease will do the trick.

Don't know about the koa but it's an oiled finish right? Maybe some tung oil?
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I believe that is a wrap, I would go with a coat of carnuba wax
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Old 01-09-2009, 03:47 AM
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The cat might help.

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Old 01-09-2009, 04:33 AM
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The cat might help.

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Thanks Harry, I should have found those threads myself.
Hey, I just knew "they existed" is all. DW (Drum Workshop) recommends a mild soap/water solution for shells. Chrome cleaner for chrome. I've been using Johnson Turtle Wax chrome cleaner for the better part of 40 years of stealing hubcaps,...ahhh, cleaning drum lugs. Someone mentioned Nevr-Dull, for chrome also. Have that on my list of "stuff-to-buy" at Home Depot, next time I go there. Love that Rogers kit.
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Old 01-16-2009, 09:42 PM
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what i do is jus take off the top heads and bottom heads.....clean them and everything inbetween!
i just use a wet cloth to get up all of the dust....but there is probably some better cleaner to use.....
atleast the second you get the kit you think about how to maintain it.....thats a good sign
ive had my sonor force 203 now for 5yrs, i like to think i keep it clean!

that looks like a nice kit....how much did it set you back??...and is the sound good or??
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Old 01-17-2009, 02:11 AM
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All you need is some steel wool to go over the rims and lugs. Simple, cheap, and very effective.

And for the finish, I use would Flitz. If LVDC were still around he'd be able to show you the results in pictures he has had with it
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Old 08-04-2009, 06:22 PM
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Hi everyone. I have an old Hayman drumkit (1968 model) which I have had for over 15 years. When I got it as a teenager I didn't know anything about Hayman Drums . Even until a year ago. In fact was going to get rid and look for a vintage Ludwig/Gretch. Little did I know that this is a well respected British version of its better known American cousins. Can't believe I was going to get rid of it! I have gigged it all over the UK and even though it's in good condition it could do with a clean. Thought restoring it would be a good way to spend the summer - the least I can do for all the good times she's brought me...

So, I have two questions:
1. Can anyone recommend a chrome cleaner or will a generic brand do?
2. What is the best way to clean shells with a silver metal exterior? I don't think it's a wrap - more of a brushed metal finish. There's bits of dirt and scratches I need to get rid of.
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