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Old 02-19-2012, 04:46 AM
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Default Polishing hardware/preventing pitting?

I know this might seem dumb but it is something that I want to look into. I have noticed some pitting on some of hoops of my drums and I really would like to clean it up as the rusty color just its unattractive and clearly shouldn't be there in a perfect world. If someone could point me in the direction of how to take care of this I would greatly appreciate it. Thank you.
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Old 02-19-2012, 04:50 PM
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Default Re: Polishing hardware/preventing pitting?

I had bought a bottle of sabian liquid cymbal cleaner one time but found it didnt work as good as the zildjian cleaner on cymbals so it was just sitting on the shelf unused till one day I was cleaning my kit and noticed that my hardware was looking a bit grimy so just for the hell of it I gave it a try and it worked really good. It wont remove any pitting but it does clean up the grime, tarnish and the rust color stains that form around any small pits. Its all I use to clean all my hardware and hoops now.
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Old 02-19-2012, 04:53 PM
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Default Re: Polishing hardware/preventing pitting?

Pitting of chrome finish is eventually going to happen.
Automotive chrome cleaner and polish does the trick.
I kind of like old drums:)
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Old 02-20-2012, 07:10 AM
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Default Re: Polishing hardware/preventing pitting?

Once its pitted, there's n o stopping the rust, only prevention.

If you get a new set/rims, the best wipe is mineral oil. If you wipe with mineral oil there'll always be a residue, oil and water (moisture) don't mix.

Polish finishe

Baby oil is the same, only has a fragrance, if you can stand it.
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