Copper shell cleaning question

robthedrummer

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Hey all,

I recently acquired a copper snare that has a nice patina on it, but is also very grimy and dirty. What is the best way to get the gunk off without removing the patina? Just some mild soap and water? Anything else? Anything to avoid?

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JazzDrumGuy

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Strip the hardware off and use hot water, Dawn and a microfiber towel. No chemicals and no hard tools. I doubt you could clean patina but this is my go-to metal cleaning first step....
 


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