Conservation of drum equipment
Drums like other equipment require maintenance and proper storage conditions. Maintaining individual components can significantly prolong the life of your equipment and protect it against negative factors such as corrosion and moisture.
How to conserve the drums?
The body can be cleaned with a special milk for this purpose or just a dampened microfiber cloth. Many kits are varnished, so use only soft, delicate wipes to avoid scratching the lacquer. Another issue is screw maintenance. Screws should be lubricated occasionally. This will avoid corrosion, and will also make tuning easier, as the screws will screw without any resistance and tuning will be more precise. The rims can be wiped slightly with a damp cloth, and you can also use a special chrome polish for gloss.
How to maintain hardware?
Start with the periodic maintenance of moving mechanical components. It is good to unscrew the tripod mount and use conserving preparat or special lubricant This procedure will make the butterflies run smoothly, they will not sound during tightening and the whole will automatically be protected from corrosion, which has a significant impact on the usefulness of the equipment. Similarly, you should do a hi-hate tripod, and also preserve the middle mechanism responsible for the work of the up-down bar. It is also good to lubricate the chain too. These treatments will make the tripod while playing a new one will run smoother and behave quieter. A similar operation should be performed on the drum pedal. You should also wipe the stands with a damp microfiber cloth to get rid of any dirt. As mentioned above, it is also possible to use a chrome-polishing specimen that will shine and protect chrome from negative factors .
How to conserve the cymbals ?
There are no specific guidelines here. There are people who do not clean the cymbals , as there are people who do not allow the thought that on their cymbals can be any dirt. It is recommended to wipe the plates lightly with a damp cloth to remove dust particles and dirt from the sticks. If the plate is too dirty and you want to give it a good old look you can use a specially designed milkshake.
What about the pulls?
As is well known, the tension is replaced relatively frequently than other equipment . Just wipe with a damp cloth to get rid of dust and chips from sticks that may fall on the sides of the rims. If someone has a coated strap and has trouble removing large dirt then you can use a little powder and a delicate sponge. Sprinkle some powder on the tension, lightly moisten the sponge, then brush slightly with the circular movements, and if the effect is too small can be pressed more. Be careful of the coated coating as it may be damaged. Do not rinse the pulls and do not rub their under hot water, as there is a good chance of complete washing of the coating. In general, the cleaning of the tension of the powder should be the extremity , but be very careful. After treatment with the powder the effect can be really satisfying ! The tension will look like new. Of course, assuming it was not completely torturing by his owner while playing.
As you can see, you do not have to spend a lot of time to keep your equipment in perfect condition, protect from corrosion and give it a longer life. Simple treatments that can be realized quickly will allow you to enjoy the cool appearance of your equipment and the smooth operation of any mechanism. In order to minimize the risk of frequent dirt, you can cover your set, and wipe the sticks before each play so that the dirt does not move around each other. A lot of dust settles on the cymbals , and later it goes to the drumsticks and then to the pulls , and later they may look least aesthetically ,especially the coated strings, where any impurities are visible immediately.