Cleaning and Stands

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Kilometers
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Post Mon Aug 18, 2008 10:38 am

Ok, first of all, I was debating which forum to put this in. It could have been Vintage drums, accessories or this. Seeing as it'll get the most attention here I posted it here. Anyways. I recently purchased an Acrolite with a case and stand for $50. It's not in the best condition but not in the worst. I need help on what to clean it with.
Exhibit A:
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The most prominent mark is this yellowish residue which is crusty and hard. The rest of the shell seems to be fine.
Also there's brown pitting on the rims which may be rust. I couldn't get a decent picture of that.

The drum came with a Dixon stand that looks like this:
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I'm completely at loss at how to operate it, so if you guys can give me instructions of how to put it to use, that would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks in advance.
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Post Mon Aug 18, 2008 11:31 am

I would clean it with aluminum cleaner myself, because it is aluminum. The Dixon snare stand, I hope this isn't your only one, is a piece of garbage! But the way you use it is, the longest arm can slide so put the snare on it get it so the rims sit properly and tighten the set screw on the bottom.
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Post Mon Aug 18, 2008 11:33 am

Yeah, I've got other stands for my snare. What do you suggest cleaning the rims with? I've heard Coca-cola works, but I'm not sure if it's the right metal.
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Post Tue Aug 19, 2008 11:14 am

I got a picture of the rims:
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Post Tue Aug 19, 2008 11:35 am

Brasso worked on all my hardware and hoops like a champ. Just a couple of bucks from Lowe's.
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Post Tue Aug 19, 2008 12:11 pm

Ok, thanks.
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Post Tue Aug 19, 2008 1:13 pm

I used some sort of all-purpose metal cleaner/polish on and old chrome snare, hoops, lugs, everything, and it worked great.

I'll have to go find it for you.
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