Introduction: Cleaning Drum Cymbals
Make you cymbals scream once again like they were new with the power of lemons! No, I'm not Billy Mays and are in no way related to him
Step 1: Get Materials
To clean my cymbals I used: *Lemons (Each cymbal uses about half a lemon each, just cut 'em in half, easier to hold too)
*Bucket of hot water
Step 2: Cleaning: Lemon!
Start off by cutting a lemon in half. Rest the cymbal on a bucket as it's easier to catch the lemon juice. Take the lemon and squeeze some of the juice right on the surface of the cymbal then rub the juice around with the lemon.
Take a pot scrubber and work the juice around the surface of the cymbal. You should notice the surface to being to get slightly shinier. Occasionally rinse out the scrubber in the hot water.
Repeat the lemon treatment on the other side of the cymbal in the same way as above.
Step 3: Cleaning: Vinegar
This step is identical to the lemon step but this time use vinegar. Scrub both sides. The cymbal will begin to shine more and more. Try to be careful around the logos (if you feel they are important) as the scrubbing may start to scrape them off.
Step 4: Rinse Cycle!
Wash the cymbals off with warm water and dry them off completely. They are now clean and more shiny. If you don't believe me look at the water in the bucket. This treatment worked for all my cymbals making them both look and sound cleaner. If your really paranoid about the coating on the cymbal go and get the cleaner made by the cymbal manufacturer. Apparently the coatings on different cymbals vary but this trick seemed to work on my several different cymbals.