I am considering a 2001 DW kit that has a natural matte finish on it. There are a few scratches in the finish but they are on the fhanging floor tom and on the bass Batter hoop where the snare rubbed against it pretty.
The bigger concern is some kind of green stuff that is on the finish. In some places it reminds me of the patina you see on cymbals or maybe a green water color paint. In some areas it looks pretty light and in others it looks more like smudges. Overall, most of the surface is pretty clean, but it is evident on the bass and rack toms.
I may flip the kit possibly or hang onto it for a while. We'll see.
Any suggestions on safely cleaning matte finishes in general?
I am concerned that if I do get it that I may not be able to remove the green or do some damage to the finish by using something that is too harsh. I was thinking that Clorox wall cleaner pads may do the trick, but again, I am not sure what I am dealing with here.
Here are some pictures so you have an idea of what I am talking about.
They are pretty dusty in general, so they need a little TLC, but should clean up nicely otherwise They do need a couple of air vents replaced since the ones for the rack toms are missing.
Edited by ConvertedLudwigPlayer, 28 April 2013 - 06:26 PM.