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dinovalentino
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Post Wed Sep 13, 2006 9:21 pm

HI, guys. I am brand new to the board! 37 yrs old. Drummer in two bands, one is an 80s metal tribute called Tongue 'N Cheek. www.myspace.com/tonguencheek . The other is with my 12-yr-old daughter Alexa www.alexarocks.com . Anyway, I thought I'd start a thread asking for the BEST cymbal cleaner out there. I mean something that will make them SHINE! Home remedies are cool. OTC things are cool too. WHat have you guys found that REALLY works, without scrubbing for hours? Hope to BS with younz soon.

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Post Wed Sep 13, 2006 9:59 pm

On a brilliant finished cymbal I use Nano polish which I found at an auto parts store. I believe it's for rims, but works quick, and it takes to finger prints right off without dulling the finish.
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Rob the Drummer
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Post Thu Sep 14, 2006 6:21 am

I like 'em dirty! For some reason, the older and dirtier my cymbals get, I think they sound better.
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Tab
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Post Thu Sep 14, 2006 7:01 am

I use ketchup........ yea it might be messy, but it works great : )

spread evenly all over cymbal, and let sit for 3-5 minutes.....

scrub off,then buff out........... but be careful cause it will take your

labels on the cymbal off.
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Post Thu Sep 14, 2006 11:44 pm

I've heard Cola works great, and works amazing on chrome hardware too.

But I use groove juice and crazy johns.
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Post Fri Sep 15, 2006 4:08 am

Rob the Drummer wrote:I like 'em dirty! For some reason, the older and dirtier my cymbals get, I think they sound better.


I agree. I don`t clean/polish mine either. I`ve got patina in spots on some of my RUDEs and I love it.
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Darrin64
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Post Thu Sep 21, 2006 11:36 pm

BarKeepers Friend ... best stuff ever.. just be careful and not rub too hard.. rinse off and just like new!! :-)
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Post Sun Sep 24, 2006 2:04 pm

I quit using cleaners because I was getting tired of it rubbing off the finish. I upgraded to my new cymbals about a month ago and I haven't cleaned them since and I don't plan on it.
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Post Sun Sep 24, 2006 2:11 pm

Hands down...Groove Juice...It's the best and easiest to use.
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Post Sun Sep 24, 2006 2:54 pm

Hey saw tour request for cymbal cleaner.

I own paiste which have a mix of bronze copper and tin.

Zims cymbal cleaner if you can get it is the best but promark has the next best thing going if you can't find zims.

Be well drum on.


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Post Sun Sep 24, 2006 8:21 pm

I've found that Zims works the best, I can't find anymore but I really liked the results.
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millsybaby
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Post Mon Sep 25, 2006 2:50 pm

I've been told that Pledge or similar furniture polish works great, because it cleans off the stick marsk and other gunk but leaves a waxy coating so they stay cleaner for longer and the fingerprints arent as visible.
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Post Mon Sep 25, 2006 8:03 pm

I have used Amway Metal cleaner for the last 20 years. I'm pretty sure it will remove any kind of clear coating though.
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Post Thu Oct 12, 2006 2:41 am

I use Pro Mark Groove Juice. My cymbals are all about 6 years old now but still look new! Be careful with the logos though as the first time I used it on them I nearly rubbed one off!
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Post Thu Oct 12, 2006 6:24 am

I used to use Buckaroo and got good results with it, but it is something you need to use in a well ventillated area. Now I use Paiste cleaner and get a nice shine. I have a botle of Slobeat Polish that is a powder and will take off the most stuck on crud, but it is mega abrasive so you have to be careful with it.