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Old 09-25-2007, 02:41 AM
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I finished this the other day and posted around some other forums so I figured I'd show them here too. I took the crappy black wrap off my pdp ez kit snare. It's still a bit of a subpar snare, but at least it looks pretty.

The shell after I took the black wrap off
http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e7...narepic002.jpg

After a few coats of stain
http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e7...narepic003.jpg

With the hardware on in the stand
http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e7...narepic006.jpg

There are more pics, but that suffices for the idea of it
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Old 09-25-2007, 03:33 AM
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You did an exelent job on this. I'm thinking about doing this to my whole set.
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Old 09-25-2007, 05:56 AM
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Umm, that is the coolest thing I've ever seen. Go ahead and laugh at me everybody, but that was awesome!!! Is that really as simple as you are making it look? Can I do that to my Pearl Export kit? I love the look of any natural wood, even if the grain isn't pristine.

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Old 09-25-2007, 06:12 AM
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Fantastic job. Very nice work. I would like to learn to refinish my snare, even though i like the color.
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Old 09-26-2007, 02:08 AM
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Umm, that is the coolest thing I've ever seen. Go ahead and laugh at me everybody, but that was awesome!!! Is that really as simple as you are making it look? Can I do that to my Pearl Export kit? I love the look of any natural wood, even if the grain isn't pristine.

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It was pretty simple. The stain I used was Minwax polyshades, which is a stain and polyuerthane cover in one, as well at the wood preconditioner that Minwax offers. You should be very careful and follow the directions. Whether you use a brush or a rag (they reccommend a brush), make sure you get all the drips so they don't dry like that. I'm no woodworker or anything like that and I had never stained wood before this, I just got sick of the black wraps and thought this would be a cool project.

I've done two of my toms and my snare. The first tom and the snare came out great, but the second tom had black spots, assumedly from the wrap. I am redoing the second tom, probably tomorrow. I'll post the pics of the toms when I finsh them. Then I want to do the basedrum and floor tom, but those are going to be tough.

This is the stain I used, I don't remember exactly what the color was called
http://www.minwax.com/products/onestep/Polyshades.cfm

Thanks to everyone who commented, I really loved how it came out and everyone I have showed has given positive reviews
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Old 09-26-2007, 03:36 AM
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I have a pretty good deal of experience with staining wood. I've bought alot of unstained furniture and sanded and stained it myself with Minwax, so I think I could handle it once I got the wraps off--so how do you get the wraps off? Do they come off without much trouble? Are there large glue spots or is the wrap just glued at the seam. Did you sand the drums before putting on the stain? Maybe I'll go get a cheap beat up tom somewhere and experiment.
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Old 09-26-2007, 06:38 PM
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I think getting a nice beater tom to do first would be a good idea. Like I said, I did one of my toms first and I really consider it luck that it came out so well. When taking the wrap off, do it very slowly and don't ever pull too hard. When I did my snare, I used a blow dryer to melt the glue and it seemed to work. On my drums, all the glue was where the wrap was first put on and where the wrap ended. I used goo off to get the glue off, hah, then sanded with 150 grit sand paper. I would have liked to use a finer grit before I stained, but I didn't have any to use and I'm lazy.
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