View Full Version : Need Help Refinishing my Kit.
12-22-2006, 05:45 PM
Hey Guys. I've been thinking about refinishing my kit for some time now but am still a little sceptical about it. I've tried searching the forums and saw some pretty good turn outs on some kits but it's a little different for me. Most of the refinished kits had a wrap which could be peeled off. My Yamaha Beech Custom (Pre-Absolute) has a laquer finish(Blueberry). I'm wondering if it's possible to take the laquer finish off and rewrap it with a black sparkle or glass glitter. Would it be too difficult for a DIY project? Or should i take it to a professional custom builder. I live in Virginia so my first option would be to take it to Maryland Drum Co. for some help unless there is someone closer. I would also like to know where to buy the wraps. I've checked out Precisiondrums.com and thought they were pretty good. Any Help or suggestions would be appreciated.
12-22-2006, 08:24 PM
Mhhh, I would seriously go to a professional custom drum company...they could tell you very well what you could do.
I think that a wrap over a stock laquered shell would work...but rather listen to the men and women of Maryland drums.
all the best! =)
12-22-2006, 08:27 PM
You have the right idea. you dont need to remove paint to wrap (i dont think you do anyway)
I refinished my set! it turned out awesome. its painted a wood purple. its great!
YOU CAN DO THIS! Its stressful but you can do it! keep that in mind. your drums will look great when you are done!
12-22-2006, 09:34 PM
Thanks guys.. I'm really looking forward to it.. Its not that i don't like the lacquer finish, i just want something more of my taste because i got it second hand and i've wanted a black glitter or sparkle for a while :D... I'll call Maryland Drum Co. Up soon!
12-22-2006, 09:51 PM
Check out www.jamminsam.com for drum wrap material.
12-22-2006, 10:32 PM
lol.. i just finished watching jamminsam's refinishing tutorial... good source of information thanks!
12-22-2006, 11:32 PM
Why not take off the hardware and take it to an auto paint shop and have it repainted a black sparkle. I think this would be cheaper than going to a pro for a wrap. Call one and get a quote. Some may not want to do it and will give you a ridiculously high price to scare you away. So try a few.
12-24-2006, 06:01 AM
I would just take all the hardware off and the people at the car shop would just paint over the lacquer? Would the finish be okay... i havn't heard of it done this way so i don't if it will come out the way i want... that could be a possibility
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