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Old 08-13-2020, 02:15 PM
PWindows878 PWindows878 is offline
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Default Removing surface scratches from a vintage Paiste Giant Beat?

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What would be the best cleaner/polish to remove surface scratches from a vintage Paiste Giant Beat? I heard from someone that liquid Brasso would do the job? Any opinions or info would be great! Thanks! Phil Cormier Leominster, Ma 01453
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Old 08-19-2020, 08:43 PM
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Default Re: Removing surface scratches from a vintage Paiste Giant Beat?

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Hi,
What would be the best cleaner/polish to remove surface scratches from a vintage Paiste Giant Beat? I heard from someone that liquid Brasso would do the job? Any opinions or info would be great! Thanks! Phil Cormier Leominster, Ma 01453
If the scratching is widespread enough then my first thought is to not worry about it. You wouldn’t want to risk damaging or losing the patina. You can’t replicate 50 years of mellowing and refinement of sound.

If the scratches are small, just chalk it up to being an instrument that’s a half-century old. It’s not going to be perfect.
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Old 08-20-2020, 08:42 PM
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Default Re: Removing surface scratches from a vintage Paiste Giant Beat?

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The patina is gone because I cleaned the cymbal. It had never been cleaned. Cosmetically it looked like total crap! Sorry for the confusion. Phil C.
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