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Old 11-19-2013, 02:06 AM
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Is there anything I can do to restore this 14x6.5 to it's original glory?
B/O sharp corner badge with serial #1713419.
I find it very ironic that the sticker inside says "corrosion resistant".
I know they meant the "Ludaloy" and not the chrome.
What would be a fair selling price in this condition?
Thanks in advance!
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Old 11-19-2013, 02:38 AM
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Wow that's pretty bad! that used to happen a lot but they have refined the process quite a bit. looks like the hoops are rusting too. You would have to re-chrome it. No idea about a fair used price, some of you supra experts chime in.
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Old 11-19-2013, 03:13 AM
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Well, my Supra that I bought in the 80's got acne pretty bad and I had it powder coated in one of the hammered metallic finishes. Looks cool, but I would NOT recommend it. It doesn't sound the same at all.

You could probably have it sandblasted and re-chromed, but that would likely be even more expensive than powder coating.

I have no idea what it is worth. That is some pretty severe acne and it looks like the tension rods and hoops are rusting, too.
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Old 11-19-2013, 03:36 AM
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Just play it and forget about how it looks.
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Old 11-19-2013, 03:55 AM
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Just play it and forget about how it looks.
I don't mind the way it looks. It sounds great! I might sell it though. I already have too much gear. I know that this model can go for high dollars in better condition.
Just looking for opinions on what a fair asking price might be "as is".
I'm assuming it would cost more to have it re-chromed than it's worth.
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Old 11-19-2013, 06:09 AM
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A couple of years ago I took some vintage door hardware to a plating shop to get re-plated. It was pretty cheap.
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Old 11-19-2013, 06:16 AM
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A couple of years ago I took some vintage door hardware to a plating shop to get re-plated. It was pretty cheap.
Thanks Willieboy. I will get some estimates.
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Old 11-19-2013, 09:48 AM
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Hmm...
In this condition I think it's worth maybe 30-35 dollars, most.
But, as I'm feeling generous I'll gladly take it off your hands for 40 dollars ;)
Just send it to me and it's all good!
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Old 11-19-2013, 06:47 PM
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Hmm...
In this condition I think it's worth maybe 30-35 dollars, most.
But, as I'm feeling generous I'll gladly take it off your hands for 40 dollars ;)
Just send it to me and it's all good!
No problem. Just have to add a couple hundred dollars for shipping! :)
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Old 11-19-2013, 08:46 PM
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Your lugs and hoops look pretty sad too. Maybe it is beyond cosmetic repair, and time to make it a player?
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Old 11-19-2013, 09:51 PM
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Once you strip it,and replate it....it will be a player.Anytime you remove the original finish,that devalues the drums.

That particular vintage of LM 402,are more valuable than others,because of the Bonham(I hate even doing that) factor.Even in that shape,you could possibly get 300 or more for it.It depends on who's bidding.

They look great with the shell stripped,and the aluminum polished.Almost like chrome,and you don't have to mess with it,if you clear coat it.

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