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    I'm still not 100% confident cleaning the brilliant finish. Any ideas how you would?

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    Sand Blasting!!!

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    With TLC

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    sabian cymbal cleaner only

    follow instructions on bottle

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    I saw pics of n2bluz using a drill with some kind of a buffing ball on the end to clean his Sabian. The cleaner was some auto metal polish and turned out nice and did not take off the logos.
    Last edited by Pearl MCX Man; 05-28-2017 at 08:45 AM.

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    Mother's metal polish for mag wheels. It's a thick paste with fine abrasives...kinda like rubbing compound. You can use it on a rag by hand if you want. It will take off any clear coat (and logos) if you rub it hard enough.
    -Brian

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    ANY liquid metal polish, IMO they are all the same (and they all will fade/remove logos if you don't carefully clean around them).

    I have several brilliant finish cymbals, normally I will just dampen a soft cloth with gasoline and wipe away stick goop, grime and fingerprints taking care not to wipe the logos. B20 seems to take a long time to develop a patina if the general crud is wiped away fairly often - I only clean with metal polish about once a year.

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    I agree, any metal polish should work. I guess my personal theory is this;

    Cleaners that use chemical reactions to clean, like lemons, weak acids, etc., will work good to remove dirt, smoke buildup, light oxidation and stuff like that.

    If you want to remove the deep contamination and/or get the polished shine, you need to use abrasive cleaners and physically remove some metal.

    One thing I like about the Mothers mag wheel polish is that it actually leaves some kind of protective finish. Not sure if it's a wax or some kind of silicone film, but it resists finger prints, dust and water just beads and rolls off the cymbals after I work them over. It's been about 2 years since I polished my first Sabian AA ride, and it still looks like new.
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    -Brian

    "Too many crappy used drum stuff to list"

    Play the SONG......not the DRUMS!!!

    "I think that feeling is a lot more important than technique. It's all very well doing a triple paradiddle - but who's going to know you've done it? If you play technically you sound like everybody else. It's being original that counts." ~ John Bonham

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    24 grit ?
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    I'm curious to know how this cleaning endeavor turned out...
    -Brian

    "Too many crappy used drum stuff to list"

    Play the SONG......not the DRUMS!!!

    "I think that feeling is a lot more important than technique. It's all very well doing a triple paradiddle - but who's going to know you've done it? If you play technically you sound like everybody else. It's being original that counts." ~ John Bonham

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    FBN posted this back in May. You would think he would of told us by now how that cleaning job went.

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    Haha. I forgot about this thread. Anyway, I was considering selling the crash and it sat in a cymbal bag for a few weeks but I took it out a few weeks ago and used lemons on it. Then I rinsed them in the shower with hot water and that was a huge nightmare because I noticed the labels started coming off. I touched them with my nail and the came off like nothing. I waited over night and they were back to normal, I just sharpied those little spots in. Whatever I do, all my b20 cymbals get that orangy dirt on them within a couple of weeks. I never touch them with my hands.
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    do you stack them in a case metal to metal
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    This is one of the reasons I stopped buying brilliant finished cymbals lol
    I'm to lazy to keep them clean.
    I was playing so much there was no way of keeping them clean.

    I only use lime/lemon juice and warm soapy water.
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    NevrDull always works for me. Non-abrasive, no rinse off needed.


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