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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 17 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (12)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

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    (1)

92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (11)
  • Functional (10)
  • Good quality (10)
  • Improves sound (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

No Best Uses
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (9), 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.
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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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5.0

CLEAN and SHINNY

By IRONDOG G

from Staten Island,.NY

About Me Novice

Verified Buyer

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

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Buyer

    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

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Functional
      • Good Quality

      Cons

        Best Uses

          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

          About Me Novice

          Verified Buyer

          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.

            (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Works well, but take a tip from me...

            By StudioDrumTracks

            from Austin, TX

            About Me Professional Musician

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Functional

            Cons

            • A lot of clean up needed
            • You need lots of old towels or rags

            Best Uses

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

              I tried this with a set of Zildjian A Customs and also a set of K Brilliant hats. The first A Custom's I tried had not been cleaned in 5-7 years. It took a bit of work but they came pretty clean. The newest of the bunch (less than a year old) cleaned up really nice and looked like new - so I suppose the lesson here is clean them more often. The K brilliant's look great too.

              The instructions on the bottle say to apply it, rub it, and then remove it immediately. When you do this, you get a smeary black mess all over everything. I used a microfiber cloth for the initial cleaning part. Once that dried slightly, then I took a towel to wipe off that initial mess. Next I took a 3rd set of towels to wipe off the smeary black film. Finally I took a clean microfiber cloth to do the final polish. They came out pretty good, but you will go through a TON of towels this way. If you use the same towels, you start wiping the same gunk on the clean cymbals. And make sure you use old towels/rags because they are completely black too. I might try using paper towels next time for the initial wipe-off but that's going to waste a LOT of paper towel too.

              I would also recommend recommend wearing old clothing and gloves (work gloves or rubber gloves) because my hands were a mess and my clothes were a mess. I had to use mechanic's hand degreaser (the orange/pumice kind) to get it off and even that took a lot of work. Now my hands just smell funny (ok they stink) from the cymbal cleaner.

               
              5.0

              Works as stated

              By Chop-Chop

              from Bismarck, Mo.

              About Me Novice

              Ask me a question

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

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

                  Been using Nomad cleaner & polish for quite some time. Fast and easy to use. Does a great job with little effort.

                   
                  5.0

                  Best I've Used!

                  By Drum Nerd

                  from Tehachapi, CA

                  About Me Experienced

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Functional
                  • Good Quality

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

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

                      I have a set of Zildjian A Custom Projection Series. This product works better than anything Zildjian itself has produced. Great value!

                       
                      5.0

                      Best cymbal cleaner.

                      By Docondrums

                      from Ohio

                      About Me Experienced

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use
                      • Functional
                      • Good Quality

                      Cons

                      • Discolors Some Cymbals

                      Best Uses

                      • Keeping Cymbals Brilliant

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

                      This is the perfect cleaner for Paiste brilliant finish cymbals. I used it on my Alpha's and they looked better than they did new. The cleaner also did not affect the Paiste logos. This is the best cleaner I have ever used to remove fingerprints and stick tracks.
                      I also used this cleaner on my Sabian AA rock ride and XS20 splashes. On these it left a beautiful shine, but it left the color somewhat inconsistent, but it isn't obvious from a distance, only up close. The Sabian logos did fade a bit.
                      I use all brilliant finish cymbals, and have for a long time, and this cleaner gives them a luster like no other cleaner I have used. Don't leave the cleaner on long, rub it out rather quickly for best results. On larger cymbals only do about 1/4 of it at a time. The instructions say to use circular motions to buff it, but I got better results following the lathing.

                      (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      3.0

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

                      By XsoldoutX

                      from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

                      About Me Experienced

                      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!

                           
                          5.0

                          Best cymbal cleaner on the market.

                          By Douglas Dash

                          from Chesterton, In

                          About Me Experienced

                          Pros

                          • Easy To Use
                          • Functional
                          • Good Quality

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

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

                              This cleaner will remove logos but gives them the best shine you could ask for. It is easy to use but it takes some time. It turned a set of awful 1980 Paiste 2002 hi hats to showroom brilliant again. It does make all cymbals a brilliant finish when done.

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