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Old 05-09-2013, 06:29 PM
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Default What stain/oil would I need to get a finish like this

I'm planning on refinishing my Sonor Force 3007 kit.

I saw this custom made kit and I'd like to know what stain or oil would be needed to get that awesome looking finish.




Also a similar looking drum kit finish






Also ,a fairly noob question ,but are drum stripes made just using tape?
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Old 05-09-2013, 07:01 PM
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I'd stop into a hardwood specialty shop like Rockler. A tint like TransTint http://www.woodfinishersstore.com/transtints/ will get you where you need to be. Pick out the shade you desire .... and you're in business. After the tint, you can clear coat.
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Old 05-09-2013, 07:49 PM
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Two very different stains there, & also different finishes. The darker one looks to be either a light wax of just a buffed oil finish after staining.

The second kit has more of a lustre to it. Again, could be a buffed wax, a buffed oil, or possibly a light coat of satin lacquer.

As Harry said, go to your local store & pick up the stain that you like. Apply evenly, carefully, and above all, in very light coats. You can always make it darker/stronger in colour, but making it lighter is a start again + a lot of work kind of deal.

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Old 05-09-2013, 08:05 PM
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I'm planning on refinishing my Sonor Force 3007 kit.

I saw this custom made kit and I'd like to know what stain or oil would be needed to get that awesome looking finish.




Also a similar looking drum kit finish






Also ,a fairly noob question ,but are drum stripes made just using tape?

Not in that case.That appears to be an inlay and something not mearly taped over the finish.

You would first have to carve/cut a shallow channel in the drum the same thickness as the material you're using for the inlay.Not a job for someone with less than basic woodworking skills.

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Old 05-09-2013, 11:52 PM
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Default Re: What stain/oil would I need to get a finish like this

Guessing the second one could be walnut and I'm with Andy, I think that's a stain, not a dye like trans tints. Almost any non-high gloss finish could look like that if done right.
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Old 05-10-2013, 12:15 AM
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I'm assuming your 3007's are lacquered, yes? Have you looked into how much work it will take to get those shells down to bare wood first? You might lose some wood in the process if you have to do any sanding, so you'll want to be careful you don't destroy the shells in the process of re-finishing them.

Just a thought. Good luck!
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Old 05-10-2013, 02:05 AM
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Default Re: What stain/oil would I need to get a finish like this

Whoops, missed why you were asking.

Your Sonor shells are probably coated with polyurethane, and stripping that down to the bare wood can go to ways. I could be miserably hard, or it could be a catastrophe. Cured poly is going to be like sanding off Lexan.

If they look bad, your best bet would be to either wrap them, or scuff sand them and then have an auto shop paint them for you. I think a mechanical bond would be the best way to get something to bond to poly without going to the bare wood.

Are you re-finishing them because they look bad, or just because you want a different look?
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Old 05-10-2013, 10:05 PM
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Whoops, missed why you were asking.

Your Sonor shells are probably coated with polyurethane, and stripping that down to the bare wood can go to ways. I could be miserably hard, or it could be a catastrophe. Cured poly is going to be like sanding off Lexan.

If they look bad, your best bet would be to either wrap them, or scuff sand them and then have an auto shop paint them for you. I think a mechanical bond would be the best way to get something to bond to poly without going to the bare wood.

Are you re-finishing them because they look bad, or just because you want a different look?
I thought about that already but this thread http://www.drummerworld.com/forums/s...ad.php?t=83273

Has shown that it is very do-able
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Old 05-11-2013, 03:17 AM
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Your drums look beautiful !

I got a paint swatch from a drum company and took it to a local paint store where they matched it on a piece of Sugar/Rock Maple.
I'm not much of a painter but I tackled the staining process myself and this is how the drums turned out. I left them Satin for now but I do have some Clear Nitrocellulose lacquer in case I go for the Gloss finish later. So far though I'm very much liking the Satin look on these 40's Gretsch orphan shells......24/13/16 6.5x14....
I had to round up a batter-side BD hoop - on eBay but the wood was lighter as you can see.

I might add.....I (and maybe it's just me).....had to spend a bit of time getting the stain on so it would not leave start-finish lines...if you know what I mean.
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Old 05-11-2013, 09:06 PM
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Man...got to love those early Broadcaster(Rocket) lugs.I'll bet they sound warm and fat.Very nice.

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Old 05-12-2013, 01:57 AM
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Default Re: What stain/oil would I need to get a finish like this

I had a set of drums just out of college where the wraps were basically taped on and falling off. I pulled them off and refinished the drums in minwax jacobean and spray on poly. The ended up pretty close to that first set you showed.

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Old 05-12-2013, 05:10 AM
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I thought about that already but this thread http://www.drummerworld.com/forums/s...ad.php?t=83273

Has shown that it is very do-able
Of course it's do-able. To me, 10 plus hours of sanding off poly is miserable!
I'll be interested to see how it turns out if you try it.
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