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I hate touching cymbals with my bare hands

Tommy D

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Easiest way I hve found to clean my cymbals is to use Pearl's drum polish:


Ive used this stuff for a few years now. Cleans off finger prints and stick marks and leaves the cymbal protected from oxidation over the long term.

Much easier than cleaning a cymbal with some harsher chemical, then washing it with soap to remove left over chemicals, then waxing it for protection.
 

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Easiest way I hve found to clean my cymbals is to use Pearl's drum polish:


Ive used this stuff for a few years now. Cleans off finger prints and stick marks and leaves the cymbal protected from oxidation over the long term.

Much easier than cleaning a cymbal with some harsher chemical, then washing it with soap to remove left over chemicals, then waxing it for protection.
I just ordered some!!
 

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Is that what the kids are callin’ it these days?
And the ol timers!


 

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I try not to touch them. I have 2 or 3 soft cloths around the kit and wipe the prints off as I notice them. OCD is time consuming.
 

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It works great on shells and hardware. Doesn't matter if it is gloss lacquer, matte, oil rubbed or a wrap finish.
Tommy,
Thanks for the advice, the Pearl cleaner/coating works great!!
I cleaned before applying the coating to 4 cym's last night, I'll check them when I get home, but they look good so far (cymbals have not oxidized and changed color very much), the cleaner/coating gives then a real nice shine, better than lemon pledge or carnauba wax!







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No go on the Pearl cleaner/protectant, 24 hours later this is what the cymbals look like:
Second pic shows clean upper cymbal for comparison.

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