Caution cleaning heads

GruntersDad

Administrator - Mayor
Staff member
I decided to put my 16 inch floor tom back together for my Renowns, and since it had been sitting around it had a few marks on it, I decided to clean it up. Windex is not the fluid to use. I sprayed some on the head, started to wipe and it immediately took of the coating on the Evans G2 head. A word to the wise.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DxApqQ2ks6M
 
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LukeSnyder

Gold Member
I decided to put my 16 inch floor tom back together for my Renowns, and since it had been sitting around it had a few marks on it, I decided to clean it up. Windex is not the fluid to use. I sprayed some on the head, started to wipe and it immediately took of the coating on the Evans G2 head. A word to the wise.
Interesting, thanks for the info! I'll make sure to never do that. Well, unless I wanted a clear head but only had coated... haha
 

bobdadruma

Platinum Member
I have never found a good way to clean a scuff from a coated head without losing some coating.
Even a cloth and water removes some coating.
 

Stroman

Platinum Member
Wow - clearly a different formula than Remo. (No pun intended) Windex is fine on Remos.
 

DrumEatDrum

Platinum Member
My first ever job (outside of a paper route) was to clean the drum heads on the display kits in my local drum shop.

I was given windex to use, and that's what I used.

I had the job for 4 years, and never had an issue with windex.

But we only used it on clear heads. Coasted heads don't really clean up at all.
 

TTNW

Pioneer Member
Mr. Kleen Magic Eraser pads work great. Don't scrub hard and scuffs come right off.

Just a tiny bit of water so the pad is moist, not sopping.
 

EvansSpecialist

Silver Member
We don't recommend using chemical cleaners on drumheads. Quite honestly, we've never really covered cleaning drumheads because if they're getting scuffed up, you're probably getting close to the point of needing to replace them anyway.

Just out of curiosity, I grabbed a used G2 that I had around and started scrubbing away with standard Windex. I spent a good 10 minutes at it and couldn't get a result even close to what you got. It almost looks like you were using steel wool or some other abrasive material.

Not that I would consider this a problem/defect, but can anyone else duplicate this with Windex?
 

GruntersDad

Administrator - Mayor
Staff member
It was windex with an old sock and it came off immediately. I'll post a movie with the rest of it.
 

specgrade

Senior Member
Glass cleaner on coated drum heads? Now that's funny. On any drum heads, for that matter, is funny to me.
 

larryace

"Uncle Larry"
You're only supposed to use socks on sock cymbals, there's your problem.
JK GD. I can't believe how easy the coating came off too!
 
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