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    since i have invested alot into my Zildjian A Series of cymbals i wanted to make sure i take care of them to give me long lasting life. i looked up how to clean them and according to Zildjian im supposed to use a dry cloth on traditional finish cymbals and NOT any type of polish. i tried that and cannot get some of the finger prints off. anyone else with this line of cymbals how do you clean them?
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    Quote Originally Posted by broken_sticks84 View Post
    since i have invested alot into my Zildjian A Series of cymbals i wanted to make sure i take care of them to give me long lasting life. i looked up how to clean them and according to Zildjian im supposed to use a dry cloth on traditional finish cymbals and NOT any type of polish. i tried that and cannot get some of the finger prints off. anyone else with this line of cymbals how do you clean them?
    I use Groove Juice Cymbal and Hardware Cleaner it is very simple to use and It Will NOT take off your logos

    Simply, Spray on,wait 20-30 secs then wipe the cymbal in a circular motion then lastly rinse off with warm water and dry with microfiber rag. 10.00 a bottle, Guitar Center sells it or your local music store
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    Quote Originally Posted by DrumPlayerFTW View Post
    I use Groove Juice Cymbal and Hardware Cleaner it is very simple to use and It Will NOT take off your logos

    Simply, Spray on,wait 20-30 secs then wipe the cymbal in a circular motion then lastly rinse off with warm water and dry with microfiber rag. 10.00 a bottle, Guitar Center sells it or your local music store
    Groove juice definitely takes tarnish off of cymbals quickly, but I have found it to be tough on the logos. D4L turned me onto kick n brass cymbal cleaner. I bought two bottles, but have yet to use it on my new K’s. It’s supposed to be logo friendly and the cymbals require no rinsing. Check out their web site.
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    Quote Originally Posted by quicksticks View Post
    Groove juice definitely takes tarnish off of cymbals quickly, but I have found it to be tough on the logos. D4L turned me onto kick n brass cymbal cleaner. I bought two bottles, but have yet to use it on my new K’s. It’s supposed to be logo friendly and the cymbals require no rinsing. Check out their web site.
    That's interesting you say that quicksticks about groove juice cause I been using it for about 2 years and it has never eaten any of my logos off. But Zildjian Cymbal Cleaner paste did eat my logos off both of my hihats and part of my Ride A logo
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    god, would love some original zildjian cymbal paste. man that was some powerful polish ... even back in the day though ..the instructions on the paste plainly said, dont use the paste on the logos

    today we only have cymbal cream from zildjian it comes in a bottle and it should be called weak sauce instead ..lol
    groove juice is, just awful the crap turned my one A brilliant splash orange ..lol personal , note .. rinse your cymbal off IMMEDIATELY! lol thats the only thing i did different

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2 basses4life View Post
    groove juice is, just awful the crap turned my one A brilliant splash orange ..lol personal , note .. rinse your cymbal off IMMEDIATELY! lol thats the only thing i did different
    I've always used Groove Juice and haven't had any problems. However, I do rinse it off right away and dry the cymbals.

    The biggest problem with the Groove Juice is that the spray mechanism on the bottles stops working if you let the product sit around too long between uses.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrumPlayerFTW View Post
    I use Groove Juice Cymbal and Hardware Cleaner it is very simple to use and It Will NOT take off your logos
    I agree. I've never had any issues with Groove Juice on any of my Zildjian cymbals (or logos).
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    Last time I cleaned cymbals I used sodium carbonate and vinegar. It got rid of all fingerprints and most stick marks, and didn't do anything to the logos. It didn't polish them, and some tougher patina on older cymbals also didn't come off.

    Just powder the area you want to clean with sodium carbonate and spray vinegar on it with a spray bottle, and let it sizzle for a few seconds. Then just rub along the lathing grooves with a non-abrasive sponge or cloth.
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    i wanna try out that music nomad polish i hear great things but my store keeps dragging its feet on ordering it ,
    aaand that why all my business is usually on the internet lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2 basses4life View Post
    i wanna try out that music nomad polish i hear great things but my store keeps dragging its feet on ordering it ,
    aaand that why all my business is usually on the internet lol
    I use the Music Nomad drum cleaner/polish and it works very well. I tried the cymbal cleaner too. It turned my cymbals orange. In the garbage it went. Never again.

    I have great luck with the Sabian cleaner. Last time I tried an 8 inch buffer and it worked great. It made the whole process quicker and easier. It did not remove the logos but I was careful with them.
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    I'm sure I'm going to get flamed for this, but I use Barkeeper's Friend - either the liquid or the powder with a plain wet sponge - no need for a scrubby sponge. BE CAREFUL around logos though. I find that this does a great job of cleaning cymbals, and as long as you don't scrub hard over logos, it doesn't really bother them. It does a great job on everything - fingerprints certainly, but it also handles really tough patina.
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    Quote Originally Posted by trickg View Post
    I'm sure I'm going to get flamed for this, but I use Barkeeper's Friend - either the liquid or the powder with a plain wet sponge - no need for a scrubby sponge. BE CAREFUL around logos though. I find that this does a great job of cleaning cymbals, and as long as you don't scrub hard over logos, it doesn't really bother them. It does a great job on everything - fingerprints certainly, but it also handles really tough patina.
    I don't think BKF is a bad option at all, if you're happy with the results. I'd be concerned with using it on brilliant finish cymbals, as it might start to dull them over years of cleaning, but it is supposed to be non-abrasive. I'm surprised it bothers the logos. The painted logos are inconsistent. I've had cymbals in the past where a logo wipes off clean, in one pass... swoop... gone. Then I've had other cymbals where the logos fight coming off, even with acetone. It just depends on how well the logo ink/paint adhered.
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