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  • NO DRUMS
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    Correction, I purchase some zildjian paste cymbal polish today-and it work fantastic, even better then the bar keeper but then again maybe the zildjian polish is made Specifically for the shiny finish on the A custom .

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  • NO DRUMS
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    Originally posted by jlanephoto View Post
    After spending entirely too much time researching cymbal cleaning, decided to take the Barkeeper's Friend liquid route. Test cases were a Zildjian 18" Medium Crash, and a 15" K Thin Dark Crash. I am not from the school of removing logos, so I avoided using cleaner on the logos themselves. Plus I figured it would give me a good contrast on the cymbal (this was the first time I tried to clean my cymbals) to see how well the BKF did or didn't do. Given the amount of posts that I have read and the corresponding lack of before and after photos, thought I'd share my results for anyone that might be interested. [ATTACH=CONFIG]513734[/ATTACH][ATTACH=CONFIG]513735[/ATTACH][ATTACH=CONFIG]513736[/ATTACH][ATTACH=CONFIG]513737[/ATTACH]

    I will tell you I am pleasantly surprised what BKF liquid did. Apply, let sit for 10 minutes, rinse, dry. You will see around the logos, especially on the K what the difference is. I may at some point do a little more detail work to get closer to the logos, but for now I'm just really excited with how well they came out with what effort I put in to them.
    So far for me nothing works better than bar keeper friends powder

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  • jlanephoto
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    Bar Keepers Friend Fan

    After spending entirely too much time researching cymbal cleaning, decided to take the Barkeeper's Friend liquid route. Test cases were a Zildjian 18" Medium Crash, and a 15" K Thin Dark Crash. I am not from the school of removing logos, so I avoided using cleaner on the logos themselves. Plus I figured it would give me a good contrast on the cymbal (this was the first time I tried to clean my cymbals) to see how well the BKF did or didn't do. Given the amount of posts that I have read and the corresponding lack of before and after photos, thought I'd share my results for anyone that might be interested. Click image for larger version

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    I will tell you I am pleasantly surprised what BKF liquid did. Apply, let sit for 10 minutes, rinse, dry. You will see around the logos, especially on the K what the difference is. I may at some point do a little more detail work to get closer to the logos, but for now I'm just really excited with how well they came out with what effort I put in to them.

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  • Drumolator
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    Originally posted by Drumming-4-Life View Post
    They scratch brilliant cymbals... trust me, I recently had 24 cymbals resurfaced, that all had hazing from using Mr. Clean Magic Erasers on them. I don't know how they work on traditional finish cymbals.
    Wow! I have had no problems with any cymbals using Magic Erasers, B20 or B8, traditional or brilliant. Your "mileage" may vary. Peace and goodwill.

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  • Drumming-4-Life
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    Originally posted by Drumolator View Post
    If the cymbals are not too bad, Mr. Clean Magic Erasers are quite good. Forgive me if that has already been said; I did not read any other page of this besides this one. Peace and goodwill.
    They scratch brilliant cymbals... trust me, I recently had 24 cymbals resurfaced, that all had hazing from using Mr. Clean Magic Erasers on them. I don't know how they work on traditional finish cymbals.

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  • Drumolator
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    If the cymbals are not too bad, Mr. Clean Magic Erasers are quite good. Forgive me if that has already been said; I did not read any other page of this besides this one. Peace and goodwill.

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  • rollracer
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    Originally posted by Drumming-4-Life View Post
    The Grunge version is stronger, and meant for more heavily corroded cymbals, especially traditional-finish cymbals with deeper grooves. If you're keeping up with cleaning, no need for the Grunge formula... even the plain Kick-n-Brass is too strong for me... that's why I cut in half with water.
    tried to find it out at my local musc store this morning.no luck, will order directly from the KNB webstore. they have a shipping deal,only 1 dollar added to each extra bottle. i plan to order 5 bottles.will last me couple years,even more once diluted 50-50

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  • Drumming-4-Life
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    Originally posted by rollracer View Post
    ^^^^

    been back with brazzo after my last bottle of sabian cleaner......it gets me a nice brillant finish, but it,s time consuming. looking again for something faster than brazzo ; will try to find this kick'n'brass cleaner.......wonder what's the difference between the regular and GRUNGE version?
    The Grunge version is stronger, and meant for more heavily corroded cymbals, especially traditional-finish cymbals with deeper grooves. If you're keeping up with cleaning, no need for the Grunge formula... even the plain Kick-n-Brass is too strong for me... that's why I cut in half with water.

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  • rollracer
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    ^^^^

    been back with brazzo after my last bottle of sabian cleaner......it gets me a nice brillant finish, but it,s time consuming. looking again for something faster than brazzo ; will try to find this kick'n'brass cleaner.......wonder what's the difference between the regular and GRUNGE version?

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  • Drumming-4-Life
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    Originally posted by TWH View Post
    What do you use?

    I still need to give them a good polish, which I always shyed away from because getting around the logos was almost impossible. Now with this, it makes it so much easier.
    I use either Kick-n-Brass spray (diluted 1 bottle of water with 1 bottle of the K-N-B) OR the old Sabian spray for brilliant cymbals, diluted the same way. The Sabian spray is discontinued, but I still have some left. They both work well, but both make me choke, even in well-ventilated areas (obviously not well ventilated enough lol).

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  • TWH
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    Originally posted by Drumming-4-Life View Post
    Bar Keeper's Friend works great in my bathroom. I will try it next time I have to clean off the oxidation, but it is equally a noxious as my other cymbal cleaning formula.
    What do you use?

    I still need to give them a good polish, which I always shyed away from because getting around the logos was almost impossible. Now with this, it makes it so much easier.

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  • Drumming-4-Life
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    Bar Keeper's Friend works great in my bathroom. I will try it next time I have to clean off the oxidation, but it is equally a noxious as my other cymbal cleaning formula.

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  • TWH
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    This stuff is amazing. Just got a new 20” HHX evo crash and when I put it on my kit, I noticed just how tarnished the rest of my cymbals were. I did some research online and came across a video using this spray foam. I picked some up and applied it, then rinsed with water and bingo, all the tarnish was gone!! They look practically brand new!

    I did a side by side comparison to better showthe results.
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  • MasterBlaster56
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    It's all sugar, anyway. Sugar = BAD

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  • rollracer
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    heinz ketchup,coca cola..........seriously ?

    ahummmm...if true, i will never EVER AGAIN ingest any of those very,very popular products........supposed to be ate!!!!!!!!!

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