polish/cleaner/protectant spray

Lazmo

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Does anyone use, or have a preferred spray can of polish/cleaner/protectant to clean their drums, and keep them from deteriorating? I’ve been dusting them with a feather duster for years, but I just noticed that they are starting to look second hand. I’d like something to spray onto a soft rag to clean them. Don’t really want to leave a residue, if possible.
 

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I use Novus #1 for general cleaning of my drums. I also use high-end microfiber cloths. I found out about the stuff here; works like a charm.
 

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I use Turtle Wax "wax & Dry" car product spray. It has a small amount of wax, and dries clear without streaks. Adds a protective layer & shine to the shells. I even use it on my Paiste Cymbals as a protective coating. The stuff works great.
 

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Jim Catalano recommended Lemon Pledge for the Ludwig Shadow finishes in a "Ask the Pros" section of Modern Drummer shortly after I bought mine in 1993, that's what I've always used though some here have said not to use it, 25 years of use hasn't seemed to hurt them. I don't clean them much though as they stay in cases between gigs so normally a wipe down with a soft cloth (Old Cotton Tshirt) is all that is needed.
 

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If you are writing about cleaning wrap, I like using Plexus Plastic Cleaner Polish. As mentioned, Novus 1 I have also used(series of 1-2-3 1 being the less abrasive) but like Plexus better. If a wrap I also follow what/a Pure Carnuba wax(I prefer Maguiars brand). If wrap is older and a little dirty I use a Carnuba w/cleaner wax.

If wood I dust w/Pledge followed by Johnsons Furniture Wax.

Experiment, have fun, and come up with what works for you best.
 

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Laz, any quality guitar polish works great on drumshells.
I happen to use GHS guitar polish or Dunlop formula #65 spray.

Novus
Plexus
Both good as well.
 

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sure, plenty of choices in "drum polish"
Google can show you multiple options but it's usually more expensive and won't necessarily give better results than whats listed above.
 

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+1 guitar polish . leaves no oily greasy or filmy residue on the chrome as well. I've had a 4 oz bottle that's lasted many years
It was less than 10 bucks
 

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