Caring for any of our Lacquer finishes could be compared to caring for your car. Since our lacquers are of the same caliber as those in the auto industry, we recommend a similar process.
For a thorough cleaning, we suggest you remove all lugs and hardware from the shell. Clean the drums with a solution of mild detergent (dishwashing soap works well) and water, then dry completely with a soft clean cloth. To add a great shine, procure a petroleum-based liquid wax from an auto parts store. Follow the directions on the wax using small amounts on a soft clean cloth. Applied sparingly will yield the best results.
Here at the Workshop, we use Music Nomad Drum Detailer during final assembly (for Lacquer and FinishPly only) to give our drums that extra shine. You can order some for yourself at: https://www.musicnomadcare.com/Products/Drum-Detailer/