A majority of percussion equipment contains some type of metal that is prone to developing rust after years of wear and tear. This could be an old snare drum with rusted out lugs, rusty rims and rust on the shell, or an old set of bells that has lost its shine. Don’t let the rust stand in the way of an instrument being used properly and sounding great. With a little bit of time and some elbow grease you can make those OLD instruments look and sound NEW again.
You can quickly and effectively remove rust on your percussion equipment by following a few steps:
Step 1: Remove parts from the instrument so that all areas can be exposed to cleaning. Do not try to clean or remove rust with parts still attached the instrument. For instance, remove all lugs from the drum so they can be cleaned individually and all the way around.