removing rust from die cast hoop

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removing rust from die cast hoop

Postby Effjay » Fri Jul 11, 2008 1:38 am

How do you remove rust from a die-cast hoop? I have a vintage 60's premier snare coming to me, and I reckon theres some rusting on the top hoop. Can I restore this successfully wihtout more damage? Or is it easier getting a hoop that almost matches the 8-lug setup......

I'm new to old drums with rust, so go easy on me :)
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Postby zen_drummer » Fri Jul 11, 2008 8:28 am

Soak it in Coke! (Not Diet Coke, the real stuff)

It actually works.
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Postby Mitchell? » Fri Jul 11, 2008 9:42 am

Jebus. Coke cleans cymbals, cleans rust...

Now I'm afraid to drink it! :)
_...:::/ Jimbob2020 agrees \:::..._
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Postby shine.fm-youth » Fri Jul 11, 2008 9:49 am

^^

as you should be!
you know how bad for you that crap is :lol:
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Postby Alan_ » Fri Jul 11, 2008 10:29 am

it's like drinking highly diluted acid mixed with high fructose corn syrup for good measure. total poison. I never drink soda unless I have some bourbon to go with it.
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Postby Effjay » Fri Jul 11, 2008 11:38 am

Seriously does the coke thing work? If so I'll give it a try :)
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Postby Jimbob2020 » Fri Jul 11, 2008 12:52 pm

Alan_ wrote:it's like drinking highly diluted acid mixed with high fructose corn syrup for good measure. total poison. I never drink soda unless I have some bourbon to go with it.


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Postby antiunderscores » Fri Jul 11, 2008 4:58 pm

Alan_ wrote:it's like drinking highly diluted acid mixed with high fructose corn syrup for good measure. total poison. I never drink soda unless I have some bourbon to go with it.


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Postby kplante069 » Fri Jul 11, 2008 7:03 pm

Alan_ wrote:it's like drinking highly diluted acid mixed with high fructose corn syrup for good measure. total poison. I never drink soda unless I have some bourbon to go with it.

Actually rum works well too! :D But Coke works great as a solvent. I worked with a guy years ago who swore by it for cleaning up old nails he used in restoring antique furniture. I've also used it to clean off car battery posts. After you do that it's alittle hard to drink it. :lol:
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Postby zen_drummer » Fri Jul 11, 2008 9:45 pm

Effjay wrote:Seriously does the coke thing work? If so I'll give it a try :)


IT REALLY WORKS!

Make sure ya rinse off the rims really well when you're done... ants in the drum case can be a drag.
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Postby Effjay » Sat Jul 12, 2008 4:04 am

How long do you soak it for?
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Postby zen_drummer » Mon Jul 14, 2008 6:31 am

Effjay wrote:How long do you soak it for?


Till the rust is gone, or it's obvious that no must is coming off.

Till it's DONE basically
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Postby Effjay » Mon Jul 14, 2008 9:39 am

Thx guys, its nice to have a drum forum where people are actually helpful :)
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Postby vincemie » Mon Jul 14, 2008 3:47 pm

from what i understand they clean the machines they use to make coke....with coke, man thats frightening, every time i think of drinking soda i imagine shoving 30 teaspoons of dry sugar in my mouth instead. it usually works
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Postby Opopanax » Tue Jul 15, 2008 7:46 am

I wonder if Red Bull is good for cleaning anything..
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