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Here is a tom mount bracket for a 10.5mm L-Arm or floor tom leg, I believe from a Premier Genista tom. It was removed from a Premier Rims-type tom bracket. There is a little scuffing on the wing nut, but the overall condition and chrome plating is good. Can be used on any tom with a 10.5mm holder. Drill hole separation is 1-15/16", $20+shipping, depending on where you live.
 

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Thanks guys! It’s been fairly well documented here and elsewhere that a Dawn soak is effective for removing some rust from parts, as well as generally removing surface grime and grease. Just seeing if anyone has a ratio of Dawn to water or if they don’t dilute at all.

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I generally use Dawn on tension rods It will loosen rust, grime and other residues off of chrome parts. I use it at about a 50/50 mix. Soak over night but not much longer. Rinse and dry…..youll be suprised at how well this works. Good luck!
 

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One way to get a more concentrated Dawn to water solution without using a lot of Dawn is to mix the two in a heavy duty ziplock bag and drop the parts into the bag, rubbing the parts around so the solution totally covers them. After a few hours I'll rub the parts around some more to make sure they are totally covered in the mix. To rinse, just open the bag under a hot water faucet.
 

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One way to get a more concentrated Dawn to water solution without using a lot of Dawn is to mix the two in a heavy duty ziplock bag and drop the parts into the bag, rubbing the parts around so the solution totally covers them. After a few hours I'll rub the parts around some more to make sure they are totally covered in the mix. To rinse, just open the bag under a hot water faucet.

Unfortunately, cymbal stands, thrones, metal drum hoops don't fit so easy into zip lock bags. For small chrome or naturally finished parts, I usually just go straight to vinegar or something stronger in a small plastic container.
A dawn soak can take quite a while on small rusted parts....and likely still won't get as much oxidation as the vinegar and acidic cleaners. Just don't do Nickel parts this way.
 

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I always thought dawn was mostly for grease and grime not rust. There is something about dawn, that's all we use for dishes and the power spray stuff is really great. Works on car rims and cymbals (will remove logos though if too much wiping) and also takes tape residue right off of a cymbal
 

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Nothing and I mean nothing beats this stuff . Been using it for years . Tension Rods , Claws , muffler knobs no problem . It’s amazing . It’s doesn’t take long either . Rinse parts thoroughly in warm water and you’re all set .
 

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Nothing and I mean nothing beats this stuff . Been using it for years . Tension Rods , Claws , muffler knobs no problem . It’s amazing . It’s doesn’t take long either . Rinse parts thoroughly in warm water and you’re all set .
I’ve been using this stuff for the past several days. Working great on old WFL tension rods and other rusty hardware.
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I’ve been using this stuff for the past several days. Working great on old WFL tension rods and other rusty hardware. View attachment 585882 View attachment 585883 Before and after…
You’d think this stuff would be stuck on some infomercial at 4:00 am in the morning , not so . Not readily available but smaller quantities can easily be bought on Amazon as you probably already know . I keep a 50 gal. drum of it for big projects . Can and should be reused , bio degradable , won’t hurt Chrome etc. what I can’t understand is just how many people don’t know about it . I actually look for things to de rust .
 

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You’d think this stuff would be stuck on some infomercial at 4:00 am in the morning , not so . Not readily available but smaller quantities can easily be bought on Amazon as you probably already know . I keep a 50 gal. drum of it for big projects . Can and should be reused , bio degradable , won’t hurt Chrome etc. what I can’t understand is just how many people don’t know about it . I actually look for things to de rust .
I bought mine at Harbor Freight. Pretty cheap for all it does. I got two little jugs of it and have reused the first jug over and over. Haven’t even opened the 2nd container. So far so good!
 

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Really , Harbor Freight ? Cool . Always the same results . Good luck with you’re projects .
 

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I just restored my buddy's old Tama steel snare this weekend. It was rusty and dirty and oxidized. For the most part, hot water and Dawn and a light abrasive sponge worked just fine. On my second pass, I just used Windex and on my third pass, I used white vinegar. On the badly rusted Parts like the rods and washers, a quick (15 min) soak in vinegar and a steel brush application got rid of all the rust. It looks super shiny and like new from 5 feet away.

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I just restored my buddy's old Tama steel snare this weekend. It was rusty and dirty and oxidized. For the most part, hot water and Dawn and a light abrasive sponge worked just fine. On my second pass, I just used Windex and on my third pass, I used white vinegar. On the badly rusted Parts like the rods and washers, a quick (15 min) soak in vinegar and a steel brush application got rid of all the rust. It looks super shiny and like new from 5 feet away.

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Under all the crud , dust and rust you’d never know all that chrome was underneath . Evapo Rust and 0000 Steel Wool then polishing with a micro fiber cloth . Rust won’t come back .
 

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