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Topic: removing printed text/picture from a metal cymbal??  (Read 527 times)
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« on: January 01, 2008 09:30:23 AM »

Well i'm planning on making a cymbal clock for my boyfriend (just to be clear incase anyone possibly a lil confused i'm meaning like drum cymbals, cant think of what else could be but you never know...) but every cymbal i can find however has the text on it of the manufacturer and other bits which ruin the cymbal in my opinion... i seen a cymbal clock made from a cymbal with no text or pictures on it whatsoever and looks so much better... i'm wondering if anyone knows or can think of any way i can remove the text etc. I'm assuming since the cymbal is of course metal and the text has to have been printed on there must be a way can get it off without ruining the cymbal or tarnishing the metal but my mind is drawing blanks.. if anyone can help i'l Really appreciate it Smiley Xx
« Reply #1 on: January 05, 2008 10:24:50 PM »

I've bought ones without the printing on them.
I'm not positive if the shape is the same, but I don't think they print on the bottom cymbal of a hi-hat.
Try there?
« Reply #2 on: January 08, 2008 04:37:29 PM »

i found out how to do this by accident when cleaning my cymbal  Shocked
Go to a music store and see if you can find some cymbal polish, one with a cloth included preferably and try just rubbing away - it depends on the cloth though not the polish.
if you are in australia try this:https://www.billyhydemusic.com.au/shop/index.cfm?action=view&id=2944. The thing is, the cloth it comes with is sort of sort to the touch, but it seems to take off the dirt (and ink) really quickly, quicker than the same polish with a different cloth.
Sorry if this is no help.... if you can't buy that ^ i'd try some Brasso or other polish/metal cleaner, and maybe a scratchy woolen cloth or something? rub really hard and for a long time and you might have some luck
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