Dont use polish use scotchpad and follow the grooves with some pink stuff or washing up liquid..not too much pressure..dry afterwards.I've never boughten cymbol polish and i was just wondering what's the best polish to get and if there's and specail technique to use when polishing it. Thanks.
Wow!!!Okay. Did the clear coat treatment today on a Paiste B15 16" Sound Formula Crash.
- Use Bar Keeper's Friend Cream with non abrasive pad and with a soft cloth.
- Rinse with water thoroughly.
- Dry thoroughly.
- Use IPA to clean and prep surface.
- Mix a 50/50 Lacquer thinners with Clear coat.
- Use a Vice with a cordless screwdriver, with a cheap 1/4 hex polisher kit from local hardware store. (use the shaft from the polisher kit)
- Use cloth to apply to cymbal while it spins using the cordless drill stuck in the vice.
- Wait and hour, apply another coat.
- Wait 24 hours... Done!
I'll see how this goes.
Thank you @type85 for ALL the awesome research, resource and documentation.
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I'm trying the clear coat very soon on some B15s and a some B8 cymbals.
Thanks for all that research, documentation, and videos you've made.
Have you tried automotive ceramic coating by any chance? Would it be too brittle and break under stick? I think it may; but might be worth experimenting.
Enjoying the videos BTW. Thank you
That is amazing!
You are the 1st one brave enough to try it!
After letting some of the cymbals sit for several months I found I didn't apply a thick enough coat, not the end of the world, better too thin than too thick!
What happened was the coating didn't get down to the bottom of the lathing grooves, they are pretty deep on 602's so you may not have that issue with a signature.
PS, I have only applied one coat.
I have been using "protect a clear" cut with 30-50% lacquer thinner..Thanks type85.
The label on the clear coat I used said 2 coats; so just out of doing it as per manufacturers instructions, I did 2 coats.
I wondered this morning having let the cymbal dry overnight if 2 was too much. My own observation of the cymbal this morning, and what you said seem to think 2 coats is "just right".
I also did a B20 Sabian Hi-Hat top cymbal at the same time, and this turned out nicely as well.
I can arrange that, if you want to ship a few of them to me, I will clean them for free (and apply a clear coat)!HIRED!!!! I will be sending my 34 cymbals to your place to be cleaned and pressed.....
I can arrange that, if you want to ship a few of them to me, I will clean them for free (and apply a clear coat)!
My zip is 91602 if you want to calculate shipping...............
Backside of the above China Type is completely stripped back to bare bronze. It has a heavy patina with zero shine. I used Barkeepers Friend liquid and gave it a good scrub. While the grime and tarnish was removed the 'natural' finish remains. (no shine). It very much reminds me of natural finish UFIP's or Zildjians. I'm okay with this. Photos later when dried.
Barkeepers' and Flitz tarnish spray to get rid of the corrosion and tarnish, usually the surface is very clean but flat and dull, sometimes rough from the corrosion eating away at the alloy. Blue magic to bring back the shine, I usually will apply it in two stages to make sure the cymbal is not too shiny and polished looking.Thank you. Was wondering if you had a trick for this issue.