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Music Nomad Cymbal Cleaner - Acid-Free Cleaner, Polisher, Protectant for Brilliant Finishes 

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Acid-free, pro-strength formula with protective layer that reduces oxidation.

The stage lights come on and the glare of your cymbals mesmerizes the crowd. How smart you are for using Music Nomad's cymbal cleaner before the show. The acid-free, proprietary formulation is like no other product on the market for cleaning, polishing and protecting your cast and sheet bronze cymbals. MusicNomad's Cynbal Cleaners combines state-of-the-art cleaners with cutting-edge formulation, resulting in unmatched performance and protection. It is fast in cutting through layers of dulling oxides and restoring a brilliant eye glaring polished shine. It even leaves behind an invisible protective layer that reduces oxidation. This should not be used on traditional finishes unless you want them shiny. This product contains NO harsh caustic chemicals.

FEATURES
  • Clean and polishes
  • Acid free
  • Pro-strength formula
  • Restore shine
  • No harsh caustic chemicals
  • Micro-fine polishing powder
  • Proprietary formulation
  • Leave protective layer that reduces oxidation
  • Smells great
  • 100% PET bottle
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Music NomadCymbal Cleaner - Acid-Free Cleaner, Polisher, Protectant for Brilliant Finishes
 
4.4

(based on 19 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (13)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

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    (1)

92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (12)
  • Good quality (12)
  • Functional (10)
  • Improves sound (5)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

No Best Uses
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (10), Novice (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

I took a chance and WOW

I took a chance after watching the products vid on youtube. I am so happy with this cymbals cleaner because it cleans AND polish them in one application. It does require a little bit...Read complete review

I took a chance after watching the products vid on youtube. I am so happy with this cymbals cleaner because it cleans AND polish them in one application. It does require a little bit of elbow grease but I literary cleaned my hi hats in under 4 mins. Ive tried everything on my sabian and zildjians from their own company products, to cymbla swipes , groove juice and so on. What I like about this is that it works very well on brilliant and natural cymbals.
It

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Didn't work as well as I had hoped...

...but to be fair, most of what i was trying to clean were insanely oxidized, extrememly dirty cymbals, some of which had not been cleaned in A DECADE. So yeah, there's...Read complete review

...but to be fair, most of what i was trying to clean were insanely oxidized, extrememly dirty cymbals, some of which had not been cleaned in A DECADE. So yeah, there's that. You may want to clean your cymbals more than once every ten years, which would be a smart thing to do. Not the case here, however. Got a mixed bag of results.

It performed well on a 20" Zildjian A Custom Ping Ride and 18" Sabian AAX Chinese (one of the decade cymbals), both of which had green sweat marks left uncleaned on 'em for many, many years. Brought trememndous shine back to both of them, but the oxidization marks went from green to a still noticeable (but thankfully less gross) black. Lots of shine and a fair amount of clean.

Performed extremely well on a very rarely used, one year old 18" Wuhan Crash Ride. This cymbal was barely dirty at all, realistically.

Performed rather poorly on a pair of very dirty (the top hat was pretty brutal looking, man, I gotta say) 14" A. Zildjian Rock Hats that also hadn't been cleaned since 2004, ten years ago. The bottom hat, somehow, was in alright shape to begin with, and after cleaning it, looked way worse than it had before I applied the cleaner. Lots of smudging that won't come off on these hats, unlike most of my other cymbals.

Also performed not-very-impressivly on a 18" K Zildjian multi-use cymbal (which I use as a crash) that was 100% UNUSED when given to me in 2010 by a friend who, for whatever reason, had it but didn't play drums (probably not new though, per se). I'm saying with near certainty it was probably never cleaned before today. Again, the result may have looked worse than before I applied the product to it.

I know it's probably my own fault (edit: it sure is, dummy) for, you know, not cleaning these cymbals in what seems like forever, so yeah, I know. I wouldn't recommend using cloth towels to buff the cymbals with, unless you own one hundred towels that you will probably never be able to use again. Paper towels worked fine for me, as long as you change the area of said paper towel frequently enough so you arent smearing the black crud you just cleaned off back all over your cymbals. The cleaner honestly only affected the logos on my Zildjian Rock Hi Hats, weirdly none of the others. It didn't erase them completely but removed them a good bit, and this you should probably know about. I will get the Nomad cymbal cleaner again to reclean my cymbals in another 6-7 months or so, & I imagine I'll have better results. Maybe I won't, who knows?

Bottom line - kind of a mixed bag, as I said before. The ride and china are looking pretty great and shiny now, as does my crash ride. But the first two aren't necessarily "cleaner" just about a thousand percent brighter. That doesn't sound like it makes much sense, but that's what I'm typing. The hi hats and K crash didn't come out so well. The top hi hat cymbal, the china and the ride were probably the three dirtiest of what I had cleaned. The bottom hat was in excellent shape for the length of time it had remained COMPLETELY OVERLOOKED / NEGLECTED and it now looks worse than they did an hour ago. Smudginess abounds.

Do yourself a favor kids, POLISH YOUR STUFF SOONER THAN I DID!

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(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

I took a chance and WOW

By Man-E241

from California

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Comments about Music Nomad Cymbal Cleaner - Acid-Free Cleaner, Polisher, Protectant for Brilliant Finishes:

I took a chance after watching the products vid on youtube. I am so happy with this cymbals cleaner because it cleans AND polish them in one application. It does require a little bit of elbow grease but I literary cleaned my hi hats in under 4 mins. Ive tried everything on my sabian and zildjians from their own company products, to cymbla swipes , groove juice and so on. What I like about this is that it works very well on brilliant and natural cymbals.
It

(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Didn't work as well as I had hoped...

By XsoldoutX

from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Functional

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Music Nomad Cymbal Cleaner - Acid-Free Cleaner, Polisher, Protectant for Brilliant Finishes:

      ...but to be fair, most of what i was trying to clean were insanely oxidized, extrememly dirty cymbals, some of which had not been cleaned in A DECADE. So yeah, there's that. You may want to clean your cymbals more than once every ten years, which would be a smart thing to do. Not the case here, however. Got a mixed bag of results.

      It performed well on a 20" Zildjian A Custom Ping Ride and 18" Sabian AAX Chinese (one of the decade cymbals), both of which had green sweat marks left uncleaned on 'em for many, many years. Brought trememndous shine back to both of them, but the oxidization marks went from green to a still noticeable (but thankfully less gross) black. Lots of shine and a fair amount of clean.

      Performed extremely well on a very rarely used, one year old 18" Wuhan Crash Ride. This cymbal was barely dirty at all, realistically.

      Performed rather poorly on a pair of very dirty (the top hat was pretty brutal looking, man, I gotta say) 14" A. Zildjian Rock Hats that also hadn't been cleaned since 2004, ten years ago. The bottom hat, somehow, was in alright shape to begin with, and after cleaning it, looked way worse than it had before I applied the cleaner. Lots of smudging that won't come off on these hats, unlike most of my other cymbals.

      Also performed not-very-impressivly on a 18" K Zildjian multi-use cymbal (which I use as a crash) that was 100% UNUSED when given to me in 2010 by a friend who, for whatever reason, had it but didn't play drums (probably not new though, per se). I'm saying with near certainty it was probably never cleaned before today. Again, the result may have looked worse than before I applied the product to it.

      I know it's probably my own fault (edit: it sure is, dummy) for, you know, not cleaning these cymbals in what seems like forever, so yeah, I know. I wouldn't recommend using cloth towels to buff the cymbals with, unless you own one hundred towels that you will probably never be able to use again. Paper towels worked fine for me, as long as you change the area of said paper towel frequently enough so you arent smearing the black crud you just cleaned off back all over your cymbals. The cleaner honestly only affected the logos on my Zildjian Rock Hi Hats, weirdly none of the others. It didn't erase them completely but removed them a good bit, and this you should probably know about. I will get the Nomad cymbal cleaner again to reclean my cymbals in another 6-7 months or so, & I imagine I'll have better results. Maybe I won't, who knows?

      Bottom line - kind of a mixed bag, as I said before. The ride and china are looking pretty great and shiny now, as does my crash ride. But the first two aren't necessarily "cleaner" just about a thousand percent brighter. That doesn't sound like it makes much sense, but that's what I'm typing. The hi hats and K crash didn't come out so well. The top hi hat cymbal, the china and the ride were probably the three dirtiest of what I had cleaned. The bottom hat was in excellent shape for the length of time it had remained COMPLETELY OVERLOOKED / NEGLECTED and it now looks worse than they did an hour ago. Smudginess abounds.

      Do yourself a favor kids, POLISH YOUR STUFF SOONER THAN I DID!

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      This stuff is really good!

      By mike d

      from Salt Lake City, UT

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      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Functional
      • Good Quality

      Cons

      • None

      Best Uses

        Comments about Music Nomad Cymbal Cleaner - Acid-Free Cleaner, Polisher, Protectant for Brilliant Finishes:

        I have used other cymbal cleaners before, but this is my favorite so far. Easy on and off, just make sure you have plenty of clean rags to do the polish job.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        good stuff

        By Pitt

        from kansass

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        Comments about Music Nomad Cymbal Cleaner - Acid-Free Cleaner, Polisher, Protectant for Brilliant Finishes:

        works great. faded the emblems on my sabian cymbals but those arent important to me.

         
        5.0

        Effective polish without the mess

        By La

        from Charlotte NC

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        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Good Quality
        • Improves Sound

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Music Nomad Cymbal Cleaner - Acid-Free Cleaner, Polisher, Protectant for Brilliant Finishes:

            This cleaner is easy to apply, is surprisingly effective without removing the logos and you don't have to rinse it off like other polishes. Of course, depending how tarnished the cymbal is will determine how many times you need to apply and buff it. I used it on a 2nd hand cymbal with green rust (!) and was able to polish it to a brilliant shine. I think I used about 1/4th of the bottle.

             
            4.0

            Works, takes elbow grease, and not best on older cymbals.

            By Studio drummer

            from Nj

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            Pros

            • Good Quality

            Cons

            • Difficult To Use

            Best Uses

              Comments about Music Nomad Cymbal Cleaner - Acid-Free Cleaner, Polisher, Protectant for Brilliant Finishes:

              I want to be fair. My cymbals are old vintage ones. So my results weren't amazing, but i think I can only expect limited results from any product.

              The part I found difficult was the amount of work it took to get the product on and off. It isn't easy. Additionally, be careful. I bleached out a shirt and pants that got a little cleaner on it. Make sure to wear gloves too.

              I recommend the product, but maybe look for other cleaning methods for vintage cymbals.

               
              5.0

              CLEAN and SHINNY

              By IRONDOG G

              from Staten Island,.NY

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              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Good Quality

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Concerts
                • for added protection and a professional gloss

                Comments about Music Nomad Cymbal Cleaner - Acid-Free Cleaner, Polisher, Protectant for Brilliant Finishes:

                Excellent product.... but you have to be very careful when cleaning the name of your cymbal. It "may" make the name a little lighter than it was. However, It cleans and give a GREAT shine to your cymbal(s)

                 
                3.0

                Hard Work, But Works

                By Mike

                from Madisonville KY

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                Pros

                • Functional
                • Good Quality
                • Improves Sound

                Cons

                • Difficult To Use

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Music Nomad Cymbal Cleaner - Acid-Free Cleaner, Polisher, Protectant for Brilliant Finishes:

                  I've applied easier to use spray on cleaners for cymbals that aren't very dirty. However, the cleaner choices for cymbals with heavy patina all seem to require several applications and a lot of elbow grease. This product is no different, but hard work will deliver the desired results.

                   
                  5.0

                  Would buy again

                  By Mickey

                  from Chester Va.

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                  • Easy To Use
                  • Functional
                  • Good Quality

                  Cons

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                      Comments about Music Nomad Cymbal Cleaner - Acid-Free Cleaner, Polisher, Protectant for Brilliant Finishes:

                      Cleaned quickly

                       
                      5.0

                      easy to use

                      By Drummer62

                      from Shippensburg, PA

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                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use
                      • Functional
                      • Good Quality
                      • Improves Sound

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Home, Garage band
                        • Practicing

                        Comments about Music Nomad Cymbal Cleaner - Acid-Free Cleaner, Polisher, Protectant for Brilliant Finishes:

                        Use alot works well great shine.

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