How to Make a Drum Cymbal Cleaner

What You'll Need
Mild liquid soap
Warm water
Empty spray bottle
Nonabrasive washcloths

If you're a drum player who's been looking for an effective cymbal cleaner, it may interest you to learn that you can easily make one at home. Follow the simple steps below to effectively make your own drum cymbal cleaner.

Step 1 - Mix Your Cymbal Cleaner

Begin this step by pouring warm water and a small amount of mild liquid soap into an clean empty spray bottle. Next, securely seal the bottle and proceed to shake it until a sudsy cleaning solution has taken shape.

Alternatively, if you don't have a spray bottle on hand, you can combine these ingredients in a sink and close the drain.

Step 2 - Clean Your Cymbals

You will now need to spray your cymbals with your newly formed cleaner or place them in the sink, making sure to thoroughly soak them in the soap-and-water solution. Next, vigorously wipe the cymbals with a nonabrasive washcloth, taking care to devote special attention to any areas that feature smudges or caked-on dirt. Lastly, you will need to rinse the freshly cleaned cymbals under a faucet, after which you can dry them with a clean nonabrasive cloth.