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Old 08-12-2019, 04:57 PM
Jay_M Jay_M is offline
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Default Removing caked on stubborn rust from chrome MIJ hoop

So I picked up a '69 MIJ bass drum for a beater set and though the drum itself, wrap and inlay are in pristine condition, the bottoms and insides of the metal hoops are totally caked with thick rust. The drum was sitting in a garage and exposed to the elements I was told.

I attached photos of the hoop and was wondering what I could do to get the hoops to decent again (don't need to be pristine). I tried steel wool of varying coarseness, vinegar, WD-40 soak and though it shined up whatever chrome was decent, I couldn't get the thick rust down.

Was thinking of just spray painting over the problem spots with metallic chrome Krylon. Like I said it doesn't need to be smooth or perfect, just not look totally rotted out on stage. Don't want to remove inlay and put on another hoop - would rather get these hoops from poor to fair.

Any help is appreciated. Thanks.
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