Bearing edge maintenance

meffajeffa

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Has anyone here waxed there bearing edges??? If so, what product was used and was the result favorable? All feedback appreciated :)

meffajeffa
 

drummert2k

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i've worked on some timpani and used paraffin wax on the edges. never waxed a wodden drum shell so not sure if paraffin would work or not. but it does work well with timpani heads
 

andybfrank

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I use wax on all of my wooden bearing edges everytime I change the heads. It keeps the edge smooth. I use a clear or white large candle. I guess you can just buy paraffin wax, but I just use what I have around and it works fine.

I picked this up in high school, when our teacher, who was a percussionist, taught us how to do routine maintenance on our marching drums. He also suggested we keep the tension rods lubricated with vasoline or another lubricant. I've just always done it that way ever since, every time I change heads.
 
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