How do you clean your hardware?


Junior Member
One more question. If you use aluminum foil, can you damage the shell wrap if you don't remove the lugs from the shell? I'm guessing the wrap can get scratched from the foil.


Senior Member
I never bother cleaning my hardware, but when I worked in a drum shop for a summer we pretty much always used one of two things:
*For a general tidying/polish we just used good old Windex.
*If it was really dirty, had some rust spots, etc. we used this stuff called Zud. It was a powder that turned into a bit of a paste when wet. It was ever so slightly abrasive, but somehow it didn't leave scratches or marks.