The vibraphone is a complicated instrument with many different parts. So it is no surprise that vibraphones need to be constantly maintained and looked after. Here are some tips on how you can repair vibraphones without calling in the expensive professionals.
Refinishing requires a specific anodized or lacquered refinishes. Do not use lacquers for xylophones and marimbas, as this can create problems with your viraphone base, such as rusting, peeling, etc. Also avoid lacquers for bells that are nickel- or chrome-plated, for similar reasons.