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anyone know what cleaner i should use for K customs. i have never cleaned them yet, they are about 6 months or so old. should i just buy the zildjian cleaner or another type?
thank you guys
02-01-2003, 10:59 AM
If they're brilliant finish, the Zildjian liquid cream or Trick polish both work very well. If they're traditional finish, the thick Zildjian cream (the blue stuff in the tube) would be a good choice.
02-01-2003, 01:50 PM
I tried out the zildjian liquid cream cleaner on my k custom splash...I think I followed the directions but if you want to do a thorough job there's a LOT of buffing to be done- and that was just my 10 inch splash. Anyway, the splash has some weird discoloration streaks on it...like there's the normal dark shiny k custom tannish color, then there's a few streaks of lighter bronze color. I think the cream might have changed the sound a little too, the splash just seems a little flimsier and has a lot more overtones, ring, and sustain to it. These are all lost in the mix when you're playing though, but I'm just saying that the cream can definitely have certain effects on your cymbals...unless they're really dirty, try giving them a milder cleaning first.
02-01-2003, 02:08 PM
Groove Juice, i've been using it for a couple of years now, and it works great without a lot of work, even on Traditional finish cymbals, works better on Brilliant though. I stopped cleaning my traditional finish cymbals though, i don't see why you would clean them, they don't tarnish quite like brilliant and the marks that do build up, add to their traditional sound.
02-02-2003, 11:08 AM
use the zildjian creme on everywhere but the logos then use the lighter duty zildjian liquid on logos so they stay crisp.
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