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Zildjian Cymbal Cleaning Polish

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Use the Zildjian formula to clean and polish any cymbal, excluding titanium. Cleaner removes tarnish and oxidation and restores your cymbals' gloriou...Click To Read More About This Product

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Keep your cymbals looking and sounding as good as the day you bought them!

Use the Zildjian formula to clean and polish any cymbal, excluding titanium. Cleaner removes tarnish and oxidation and restores your cymbals' glorious luster. Cleaning power from Zildjian, one of the most trusted names in cymbals. 8 oz.


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ZildjianCymbal Cleaning Polish
 
4.3

(based on 37 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (25)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (4)

87%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (11)
  • Good quality (11)
  • Functional (9)
  • Improves sound (8)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (12), Professional musician (4)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

A must have for serious drummers

Let's be clear about something because I have been reading a lot of reviews about this product, about how it's a pointless and it's to much work. Oils on your cymbals do not...Read complete review

Let's be clear about something because I have been reading a lot of reviews about this product, about how it's a pointless and it's to much work. Oils on your cymbals do not "add character" it changes the tone for the worse and seriously degrades the sound quality of your cymbal crashes, taps and brushes. Any serious drummer should know that a lot of time and effort was put into professionally tuning and shaping your cymbals before you got them, do yourself a favor and put in a little effort to keep that sound quality! Best of luck, and rock on!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

older cymbals have to be polished !

This product is best for light marks & cleaning but if you have older cymbals like mine , I use a brass wire brush on my drill & spin clean them ea...Read complete review

This product is best for light marks & cleaning but if you have older cymbals like mine , I use a brass wire brush on my drill & spin clean them ea yr & then applying the cymbal cleaner to them gives a new high polished shine thats last a long time !

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(8 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

A must have for serious drummers

By Theget-its

from Chicago, IL

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Pros

  • Good Quality
  • Improves Sound
  • Keeps Tone Correct

Cons

  • Requires A Little Effort

Best Uses

    Comments about Zildjian Cymbal Cleaning Polish:

    Let's be clear about something because I have been reading a lot of reviews about this product, about how it's a pointless and it's to much work. Oils on your cymbals do not "add character" it changes the tone for the worse and seriously degrades the sound quality of your cymbal crashes, taps and brushes. Any serious drummer should know that a lot of time and effort was put into professionally tuning and shaping your cymbals before you got them, do yourself a favor and put in a little effort to keep that sound quality! Best of luck, and rock on!

    (6 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Its great!!

    By scottkemppss23

    from North Carolina

    Comments about Zildjian Cymbal Cleaning Polish:

    This stuff is amzing, and you dont have to use much to clean your cymbals. I've had the same bottle for about 9 months now, and its still about half way full. I clean mine every week. And a lil dab on a wash cloth or rag will clean alot, i clean 2 crashes, splash, mini and 18 china ride and hi hats. and use about a little less than a palm full, but make sure to clean it from the bell to the edge! works the best so you dont get residue marks, but great product!! Now only if it weren't Zildjian...

    (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    AWESOME but not that much cleaner for the price

    By Drummerman-ygokJ

    from Harrisburg, PA

    Comments about Zildjian Cymbal Cleaning Polish:

    this stuff is awesome, i used this other cymbal cleaner called, "Groove juice," on my zildjian 16 inch a custom and it discolored the cymbal and it looked like absolute crap! then i used this stuff on it and boom it was like magic it was shiny as ever and the horrible discoloration was fixed! i just wish this stuff came in a larger tube or something cause it's awesome

    (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Back 4 more!

    By Donald

    from undisclosed

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    Comments about Zildjian Cymbal Cleaning Polish:

    This product works as described. Note one thing, THERE IS NO PRODUCT THAT YOU CAN WIPE ON AND WIPE OFF!, unless you want to try acid, but who has a vat of that laying around. Younger crowd listen up!!, put some elbow grease into it, let it turn black, then with a clean cloth, buff off for a show room shine. Veterans that have done what I just mentioned... use the mothers speed ball on a variable speed drill. Just becareful not to sling it on ya self!! When I was younger I used to use a product called "Brasso". Let me tell you, I used to rub my "asso" off! This product by Zil is modern day. Put some work into it and appreciate the payoff and be proud of what you can accomplish instead of looking for an instant fix!! nuff said!
    Simply put...it works!
    Middle of the road here...might consider marketing a bigger bottle for first time users...first time you've cleaned them you're gonna use some!

    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Better Than Most

    By Nitnub-ksaGh

    from NW Ohio

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    Comments about Zildjian Cymbal Cleaning Polish:

    I play A Zil for ride and hats and Sab's for crashes. I have used thr cleaner as wll as BarKeeper's Friend. BarKeeper's Friend is more abrasive and will clean deeper. I use it to clean when they get really bad and then polish with the Zil polish. I bought a cheap 6 Blak & Decker orbitol buffer and get a bright new look shine, forget logos with this technique they go away quickly. But if you nee a logo to appreciate your cymbals quality then elbow greas away.If you really want a shine use McGuire's paste wax or consider clear lacquer.wax deepens or darkens the sound a little and lacquer will shorten decay a little. When played alone you notice the change, but in the mix it isn;t noticible at all.I enjoy the brilliant shine much more than a logo,Iknow what I play and their quality, most in the audience haven't got a clue.

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Elbow grease required

    By Bring down the Hammer

    from Clarence, PA

    Comments about Zildjian Cymbal Cleaning Polish:

    Come on drummers, this stuff works. Having played drums for many years in PA, it was hard to find a good product to clean up the precious metal. PA has high humidities causing oxidation and outdoor events are hard on the cymbals. This stuff takes a little elbow grease, but the results are awesome. Another good product is called Blue Magic and comes in a tube. I use buffing cloth for general cleaning or old t-shirts. For application I use old socks, just put that sucker on your arm and double up at your hand, or you will get black finger! Use about once a month, and do about a quarter of the cymbal at a time. I use a stand to hold the cymbal, get yourself a chair, get a clean, soft cloth for your other hand to hold the edge of the cymbal and go nuts. Also have set up an electric 1/4

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Works as advertised

    By Mark

    from New Orleans

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    Pros

    • Functional
    • Good Quality
    • Improves Sound

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Zildjian Cymbal Cleaning Polish:

        I use to subscribe to the "never clean your cymbals" camp but after having my cymbals for about 10 years, I was not happy with the way they were sounding. Most noticeably the ride cymbal. As a last resort, I tried this cleaner and was amazed. They sounded just like they did when I bought them. Go figure! It took the entire bottle and several hours of rubbing to remover 10 years of dirt but was well worth it. I also found by washing the cymbal with Dawn in the sink first helped a lot. Also, my wife wasn't happy but the small cotton pads that she uses to remove her makeup work great with this. I used an entire pack of pads but they are really cheap.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        I would buy this product everytime

        By Drummer123567

        from Southaven, MS

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        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Good Quality

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Backup
          • Concerts
          • Practicing

          Comments about Zildjian Cymbal Cleaning Polish:

          Very nice cleaner. This was the first time I had cleaned my cymbals and this cleaner worked amazingly.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          worked great on my cymbals

          By the_claw

          from ventura county CA

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          Pros

          • Functional
          • Improves Sound

          Cons

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              Comments about Zildjian Cymbal Cleaning Polish:

              I had a positive experience with the zildjian cymbal cleaner. I had previously only used the old 'buckaroo' cotton-can cymbal cleaner, which did work, but required monumental effort. This stuff took off much more build-up in a lot less time. Typical wipe on/work in, then polish/buff out with a clean polishing cloth/etc. Cleaned some old zildjian a custom projection hats that I had bought used 10 years ago, and although I had cleaned them with the buckaroo, they never looked as good as they do now. And the cymbals actually do sound slightly different, and I feel that they sound better. I used it on zildjian a custom hats, zildjian a crash, and zildjian a 20" med ride. I also used it on my old paiste 502 set, and it worked fine on those as well, though they weren't that grimy to begin with.

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              works great

              By bassjohn

              from Destin FL

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              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Good Quality

              Cons

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                  Comments about Zildjian Cymbal Cleaning Polish:

                  best thing out there for all brands

                  (1 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  1.0

                  Works and doesn't work

                  By Connor Moore

                  from Grand Blanc, Michigan

                  Comments about Zildjian Cymbal Cleaning Polish:

                  I tried it on my ZBTs and it worked alright. There are problems: my cymbals turned silverish and it leaves black residue. It takes a bit of elbow grease to apply it and if you go around the logos, the area around them is darker than the actual cymbal. I dunno.

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Shiny!

                  By Danny B.

                  from Omaha, NE

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                  Comments about Zildjian Cymbal Cleaning Polish:

                  I bought this one day just for the heck of it. Then, one day I tried it out to see how good it is. My Dad helped me, he passed his Zildjian A's down to me. We cleaned them and he said he's never seen them looking this nice since he's had them. So, if you want your cymbals lookin' MIGHTY FINE, GET THIS!!!

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  A cleaner and polish together!

                  By cymbalrider

                  from NC

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                  Comments about Zildjian Cymbal Cleaning Polish:

                  I've had a bottle of this stuff for some time now and have cleaned my cymbals-Zildjian A every two months or so. For those of you not used to polishing things, it takes some physical effort not just light wiping. This stuff cleans all stick marks, paint marks from colored sticks, tape residue from cymbals AND turns them incredibly shiny. My cymbals after freshly polished with this stuff could pass for brilliant finish even though they aren't. After several times the logos will start to fade, but do you really need a label telling you "Hey, this is a 16" crash made by Zildjian!". Do yourself a favor, keep your cymbals clean and protected with Zildjian cymbal cleaner!

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  does THE JOB

                  By Drum4Him35-rxwwW

                  from Southside Chicago, IL

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                  Comments about Zildjian Cymbal Cleaning Polish:

                  This stuff works great but don't confuse it with a product that will "shine" your finger-printed cymbals up... this product is a little extreme and works wonders on old, tarnished, or dirty cymbals. I tried using it on 2 fairly-clean cymbals of mine, (Zildian A fast crash and A custom splash) and it took some of the natural color out of the finish. made it a little whitish. -- didnt affect the sound ofcourse, and no real problems, just a note-this stuff does require some work to rub it in, is somewhat messy, and will remove printed logos, I'm pretty sure

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Great for certain kinds of cymbals

                  By alinquist

                  from Waukesha, WI

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                  Comments about Zildjian Cymbal Cleaning Polish:

                  As some reviewers have noted, this polish works amazing on A Customs. But the people that have said it turns their cymbals black are also correct. Groove Juice works far better on my K Custom Dark Ride (despite Zildjian's claim that this polish is recommended for K Customs). Groove Juice shines it better and doesn't leave black residue.I recommend buying both items the first time around to see what you like better. My guess is that high sheen cymbals like A Customs will respond best to Zildjian polish while more traditional finishes will take groove juice.It's also important to realize this is a polish - which means you'll have to scrub a bit. If you care about your labels, don't scrub them with the polish.

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  otheroptions

                  By KevinFNBilliot

                  from Montegut,LA

                  Comments about Zildjian Cymbal Cleaning Polish:

                  i bought this stuff cause my cymbals were rly dirty up from playing outside alot,and when it finnally came in it worked decent.I had to apply alot of pressue of a good shine.i rly dont think its worth 10 buks though when u can buy regular mildew remover for 3 buks*which works just as good and doesnt damage your cymbals

                   
                  5.0

                  Zildjian cymbal cleaning polish is a fantastic product!

                  By Alex

                  from North Carolina

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                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Good Quality
                  • Improves Sound

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Concerts
                    • Gigs
                    • Practicing

                    Comments about Zildjian Cymbal Cleaning Polish:

                    I met with some other musicians to jam. The guitar player couldn't believe how shiny and clean my cymbals were!

                     
                    5.0

                    I will continue to buy this

                    By Teerav

                    from Gainesville GA

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                    • Easy To Use
                    • Good Quality
                    • Improves Sound

                    Cons

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                        Comments about Zildjian Cymbal Cleaning Polish:

                        I bought a used Zildjian 20" Ping Ride cymbal from a music store. It was in excellent shape, just needed some cleaning. I ordered some of this Zildjian cymbal cleaner and it worked like a champ! Highly recommend this for brilliant finish cymbals.

                         
                        5.0

                        Works to a poinat

                        By Mitch

                        from MN

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                        • Easy To Use
                        • Functional

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                            Comments about Zildjian Cymbal Cleaning Polish:

                            It cleans ok, not the bright finish I expected, even after a couple of applications.

                             
                            5.0

                            Wow

                            By Sabo

                            from Nevada

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                            Pros

                            • Easy To Use
                            • Functional

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Makin em sparkle

                              Comments about Zildjian Cymbal Cleaning Polish:

                              Have a cymbal that I got from I guy I knew in 2006, he got it from his brother before that, I've never cleaned since I've had iron and doubt it was ever cleaned before. Well, after about 15 minutes of work I can see myself in it, I could probably send a signal to outer space it's so shiney. Will be buying again. And again.

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