Polish or cleaner...

wayne

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Dozens of products and claims, as usual, but are the results the same?
 

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In a word no.

Generally speaking, polishes will likely have abrasives in the contents, where cleaners typically rely more on chemical actions (both require some sort of physical action...), however this isn't a hard fast inflexible rule.

Chemical products (and individual components as well) are required to have an SDS (formerly MSDS, material safety data sheet), which typically can be found on the manufacturers website or other online databases.
The best thing it to check an individual product for the ingredient list to see what it contains, if you're not sure what the ingredients are then look them up in order to be an informed consumer.
 

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Here is my best advice as I have tried most everything.

1. Paiste cymbal cleaner for most jobs
2. Pledge dust and allergy for light jobs and maintenance
3. Bukaroo cymbal cleaner for really bad ones. This is a wadding cleaner that smells like turpentine.

4. It’s hard to get Paiste cleaner right now but I have found the Nomad and the Sabian safe and sound lotion like cleaners to be serviceable.
 

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