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Old 07-08-2007, 06:59 AM
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Originally Posted by Jusstickinaround View Post
LVDC, what are you going to do with those kits? They don't look bad the way they are.
They will have all the parts stripped off and thoroughly cleaned & polished, which, in my humble opinion, should be done at least once every 20 years, or thereabouts.

The Blue Oyster Pearl Kit was so filthy when I brought it home I had to wash it before I would even think about putting it in cases. The photo I posted earlier shows it shortly after wiping it down with warm water.

Here is the Downbeat Bass after getting all the parts off of it. If you compare it to the finished photos above you will see that the Sparkling Red Pearl Wrap didn't have much of a sparkle when I got it. Also, you will see the outlines of the Lugs & Hardware on the shot below, which all old Kits look like when you get them stripped down. This is not dust but a crusty, crud, that is next to impossible to remove without removing the Lugs, etc......................



Here is another quick example, the Badge on the Natural 16 last night prior to working the shell.
Note "dirty" grommet.....................



Here is the Badge after, but with only one coat of wax, it will get cleaner as each coat of wax is applied & removed.
The flash doesn't do it justice, it's a nice shiney Brass now....................



One last example. Here are the 16 Floor Tom Parts shortly after removing them....................



Here are the parts for the 14" Tom after cleaning, which were far worse than the 16's...........



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