You would use a microabrasive in instances where a solvent doesn't "cut it".Has anyone ever tried toothpaste? I've never tried it on cymbals, but have had success using it on numerous other things.
You would use a microabrasive in instances where a solvent doesn't "cut it".
Toothpaste should work as well as any microabrasive (baking soda).
Would recommend against ones containing peroxide... Using an oxidizer to remove an oxide layer makes no sense to me.... Like trying to put out a fire with gasoline, or cure a hangover with a shot of tequila.
I'd be more curious to see if an ultrasonic cleaner worked without somehow altering the cymbal. They make those big ones for engine blocks....
It also says "brilliant finish" which a K most certainly is not.IF you look on the back of a bottle of Zildjian polish, the first word in the instructions--"CLEANS, polishes, etc."
Anything more to add?
It also says "brilliant finish" which a K most certainly is not.
"Cleans, polishes, and protects Zildjian brilliant finish cymbals in one easy application. *Not for use on traditional, patina, or natural finishes.* 8 fl. oz/250 ml."
Eh, I like the patina, dirt, cigarette burns, bst, stick marks etc. on my 40 year old pies.
Hey I’m from Canada so I use Lysol brand toilet bowl cleaner. You have to get the original not the one with bleach.The original is a thick blue liquid. Just wipe that on and presto instant clean. Beats any Cymbal polish I’ve ever used.If I put them there, that's fine. If it's there because I have owned them for the last 40 years, fine. But I bought some used cymbals and don't what the leftover funk, dna, spit, sweat, WHATEVER on them. Useless
Original Lysol toilet cleaner is hydrochloric acid and tallow (to make it thick), correct?Hey I’m from Canada so I use Lysol brand toilet bowl cleaner. You have to get the original not the one with bleach.The original is a thick blue liquid. Just wipe that on and presto instant clean. Beats any Cymbal polish I’ve ever used.
Oh yeah but it works. Idea came from a Piano re conditioner who was faced with heavily tarnished Brass.Original Lysol toilet cleaner is hydrochloric acid and tallow (to make it thick), correct?
Rubbing H2O:HCl and pig fat on a cymbal to clean it is possibly the most Canadian thing I've ever heard.
Soak in ketchup for several hours. Removes filth and funk every timeNo no, I get that. But there is just a layer of filth and funk on these used cymbals. I mean, patina is one thing, but you don't really know what else is there. That's my main objective.
So basically, a safe and thorough cleaning PRIOR to any polishing, unless the darn thing is basically new. And I'll keep in mind your advice if I do go BKF.
Magic erasers ARE abrasive!!! They are made with microscopic melamine. That said...clean with the grooves...not across.It's interesting you mention this. I recently picked up a package of a generic version of these types of sponges. I was planning on giving them a try later. They are non-abrasive and relatively mild for sure.
I confess that I’m certain I have a ton of issues in my childhood that impact my adult behavior so I’m trying not to throw stones in any glass houses here. But specifically, you need to ask yourself what pain wedged in your past is compelling your need to polish cymbals that are perfectly good just the way they are.I have some polishing attachments for my drill, just not too sure about using them on some darn cymbals.
And Peedy, if you scroll up an entire 6 posts, I explained myself. Sure I'm OCD, that's obvious.