got a "box o stuff" in today. bunch of 57's and 58's and other doodads. 57's brand new (really) but the 58's are beat. they work fine and sound normal but the paint on the bodies is badly damaged from being banged around. looks like anodized finish chipped off.......can i rattle can these with something? the balls are in relatively good shape. i have my balls soaking in hot soapy water right now :womanlol: so they will be nice and clean lol (hell it made my wife laugh)
i mostly do corporate style gigs where presentation is important so good looking mics is a must. (i still do grimey rock stuff too) but for example i have a PBS gig coming up where everything needs to be grade A. i wouldnt want to use these 58's in this shape.