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    Hi all, I bought a new Paiste Giant Beat and my cat urinated on it. The urine destroyed part of the finish down to the bare cymbal. Is there a diy fix for this to protect the raw cymbal? Any assistance is appreciated. Thanks, Don

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    Never heard that one before..............
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    I guess cat urine would make a good cymbal cleaner if you want to clean the cymbal to bare metal. I've never seen any cleaner like it.

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    That IS a new one. Maybe get the cat to urinate on the rest of it, so it would match? Might need to do the whole set of cymbals.

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    Maybe I should bottle that stuff and sell it as cymbal cleaner.

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    Not sure if you've tried it or not, but a number of places online sell paiste cymbal cleaner or cleaner and protector bottles together. Not terribly expensive at $12 for just the cleaner though, might make the stain go away if you go over it with a non-abrasive rag.
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    Cat urine is pretty nasty stuff from a chemical perspective. My guess is that it took off the clear coat down to the bare metal. It may have also reacted with the metal to cause the stain. I had a similar issue on some old used cymbals that someone tried to use some type of acid cleaner on. The only way I got it off was a ton of work with the buffing wheel on a cordless drill and metal polish compound.
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    On a side note;
    If you’re having issues with your cat urinating in inappropriate places, you might have a Vet check it out. Sometimes it’s behavioral, but many times it can be a sign of bladder infection or thyroid issues.
    Also, the only cleaner I found that actually works for removing cat urine smell is Nature’s Miracle “Just for Cats” formula. You have to completely saturate all of the area, but it destroys all the enzymes and really works.
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    Thanks for the replies. I'm not too concerned about the appearance of the cymbal. I 'd like to protect the area of the damage so it doesn't get worse. I was considering getting a can of clear lacquer and coating the damaged area.

    The cat is actually on anti depressant meds since we acquired a couple of dogs. That's when the problem got bad. We had to give the cat away to a shelter. The good news is that the shelter found a home for the cat the day we brought him. He was up on his shots and otherwise a healthy cat. The dogs were actually good to the cat. At times they played together. Thanks for the replies. I'll check into the Paiste cymbal cleaner and protector. I washed the cymbal thoroughly and removed the smell.

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    wow... yeah I won't lie my old cast have DESTROYED so much because of cat pee.
    This is why now I have dogs. . .
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    Quote Originally Posted by SpazApproved View Post
    wow... yeah I won't lie my old cast have DESTROYED so much because of cat pee.
    This is why now I have dogs. . .
    We used to have several strays in our neighborhood that would love to jump up and sleep on the roof of my Mustang parked in the driveway. The sides and roof would be covered in claw scratches. One night, I went out about 11pm to roll up the windows and lock it for the night. About 3pm the next afternoon, I went out to drive it to the store. As soon as I opened the door, a cat came running out. I didn’t see any damage to the interior, so I climbed in and started out for the store. When I got to the store, I noticed the seat of my pants and lower back felt wet...
    Luckily for that cat, I never saw him again, LOL. I guess “spending a night in the box” was enough to scare him away for good. He did, however, get the last laugh. It took a gallon of “Urine Destroyer” and several days with the windows down to get the smell out of the drivers seat.
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    You can always tell a house with cats as soon as you walk in the door.
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