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Cleaning Cymbals?

Hey, I've got a bunch of really narly looking cymbals. Some of them are nice ones most are not though. I have tried to clean them with brasso with no success. Is there a way to polish them back to new sheen or is it not possible? Does cleaning them help the sound a great deal? I'm not exactly a "drummer" but I like to play and record them.


Pro Audio Guest Mon, 04/24/2006 - 13:59
yes, althought i have a cheap Pearl ride (yes, the same drum manufacturer pearl) and it didn't take some of the nastyness off of it, but it did get shinier (sp?). anyways, i have zildjian cymbal polish (like $15). the trick with it is to rub rub rub it on like crazy with a cotton towel, then let it dry so the cymbal looks hazy, then buff it off. for fingerprints and such, windex will clean it.

MadTiger3000 Thu, 08/17/2006 - 15:19
sebmeunier wrote: COCA COLA !!!!

or Pepsi !

My younger brother told me to try it , and I thaught he was on Glue , but heres a website to add to my case.....I know this sounds crazy , but really IT WORKS !

My cousin worked in the Coke bottling plant. That acid is very corrosive, he said. It's like, well, ACID! haahaha.