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Old 03-03-2018, 07:46 AM
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Default Rusty lugs

Hi all...
I'm cleaning up an old Slingerland bass drum. 3 of the lugs internal springs/dampner/casing are a bit rusty. Could I use mineral spirits o get the rust/corrosion out? I don't want to damage the chrome or the lug. Any suggestions as to what I could soak these in, would that help? See pics below. Being three are rusted, not all, would that signify water damage to the drum? I don't see any cracks or separation in the wrap or shell. Weird how just 3 look like this out of 20...
Thanks for any help/suggestions!
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Old 03-03-2018, 08:20 AM
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AllowyBoy
There are lots of posts about removing rust and each of us swear by our methods from soaking in WD40 to coke to Evaporust from the auto parts stores. If you have a wire wheel, that works great for the tension rods, don't recommend it on the lugs. Some soak the tension rods in Any of the solutions above then "scrub" them with aluminum foil. I prefer a ziplock bag with Evaporust with the parts suspended in an ultrasonic bath, a few cycles and they look like new. It also depends on the extent of the rust. The springs would do great in the Evaporust or wd40. For the lugs, mothers mag polish works like a champ.
If the bottom ones from the BD are the rusty ones I would imagine they may have sat in water. If you don't see any de lamination of the shell then it should be ok. Look around the lug holes that were rusted, you may see some wood de lamination there
Hope some of this helps.
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Old 03-03-2018, 12:10 PM
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AllowyBoy
There are lots of posts about removing rust and each of us swear by our methods from soaking in WD40 to coke to Evaporust from the auto parts stores. If you have a wire wheel, that works great for the tension rods, don't recommend it on the lugs. Some soak the tension rods in Any of the solutions above then "scrub" them with aluminum foil. I prefer a ziplock bag with Evaporust with the parts suspended in an ultrasonic bath, a few cycles and they look like new. It also depends on the extent of the rust. The springs would do great in the Evaporust or wd40. For the lugs, mothers mag polish works like a champ.
If the bottom ones from the BD are the rusty ones I would imagine they may have sat in water. If you don't see any de lamination of the shell then it should be ok. Look around the lug holes that were rusted, you may see some wood de lamination there
Hope some of this helps.
Michael
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Old 03-03-2018, 12:59 PM
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[QUOTE=CTMichaelV;428814]AllowyBoy
There are lots of posts about removing rust and each of us swear by our methods from soaking in WD40 to coke to Evaporust from the auto parts stores. If you have a wire wheel, that works great for the tension rods, don't recommend it on the lugs. Some soak the tension rods in Any of the solutions above then "scrub" them with aluminum foil. I prefer a ziplock bag with Evaporust with the parts suspended in an ultrasonic bath, a few cycles and they look like new. It also depends on the extent of the rust. The springs would do great in the Evaporust or wd40. For the lugs, mothers mag polish works like a champ.
If the bottom ones from the BD are the rusty ones I would imagine they may have sat in water. If you don't see any de lamination of the shell then it should be ok. Look around the lug holes that were rusted, you may see some wood de lamination there
Hope some of this helps.
Michael[/QUOTE
Yes I completely agree with Jeff, couldn't have been a better response!! Thanks Michael......
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Old 03-03-2018, 01:41 PM
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Yep, Michael's reply was great! I prefer Evaporust but, I'm sure other methods and products work equally well. No steel wool though!
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Old 03-03-2018, 02:02 PM
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Yep, Michael's reply was great! I prefer Evaporust but, I'm sure other methods and products work equally well. No steel wool though!
Brian
Thanks Brian! Got em soaking in EvapoRust right now...
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Old 03-03-2018, 04:32 PM
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There you have it, a perfect response.
Here are a few lugs after soaking in the EvapoRust for just over 3 hours. I'd say it works! The last 3 were the really heavy rusted spring ones from my first post. Shined up the chrome too! Still some residue, but I'm putting them back in for a few more hours. Thanks again Michael and all...
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Old 03-04-2018, 07:49 AM
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Here are a few lugs after soaking in the EvapoRust for just over 3 hours. I'd say it works! The last 3 were the really heavy rusted spring ones from my first post. Shined up the chrome too! Still some residue, but I'm putting them back in for a few more hours. Thanks again Michael and all...
Often, you'll need to soak the parts overnight for good results. Looks like those lugs are coming along beautifully though!
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Old 03-04-2018, 09:49 AM
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Not for nothing, but... Rusty Lugs would be a great name for a country music .

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Old 03-04-2018, 10:07 AM
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Not for nothing, but... Rusty Lugs would be a great name for a country music .

John
That's a great idea, John! Rusty Lugs! Their first single could be, " My Tension Rod Ain't Workin".
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