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Old 02-22-2014, 07:34 PM
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Unless your hardware is really, really ugly i would advise against painting it.The drums too. What finish is on the set currently? A new wrap will give you the best results and the most choices. Removing an old wrap is pretty easy or if your set has a lacquer finish a new wrap can be applied directly to it. Paint (unless you're a pro with equipment and a shop) is going to make the drums into a Frankenstein of sorts. Or is that what your going for?
Agreed Definitely don't even consider painting your hardware!
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Old 03-31-2014, 10:29 PM
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Hey.. i am planning to buy keller maple shells.. I want to make it look along the lines of this http://content.bandzoogle.com/users/...ue-Kit-600.jpg

Gloss?, Primer, Stain... help
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Old 04-01-2014, 03:10 AM
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That's a natural with lacquer. That means no stain. The shells you order should be "finish grade" so a light sanding with a very very fine sand paper and finish. At this point you can finish it yourself or have it done by a pro. Spray on poly some ultra fine metal sand paper and steel wool are all you'll need. It sounds like this is your first DIY, I recommend finding a how to video on youtube and if you have a cheap old drum, practice on that. I've done this once, a strip and re-stain on a Keller shell to match my DW. It came out perfect. Your project is a little more ambitious, but definitely something you can do.
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Old 04-01-2014, 10:00 PM
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Ok thanks... I have gotten a lot of input on other sites too... some have said it is impossible and some have said it is easy... I will have to practice on a cheap drum
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Old 04-02-2014, 01:01 AM
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If you wanted to stain it there are lots available at any hardware store. For color stains RIT dye works great (i mixed purple and black to match my kit). There videos on YouTube that show how to do fades and bursts. And of course you could still have the finish done at an auto body shop. That would be the best.lacquer finish. Good luck.
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Old 04-02-2014, 01:12 AM
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How much would that be cost wise.. just an estimate
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Old 04-04-2014, 04:47 PM
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I don't know. ]'m refinishing my DWs this year. The strip and color i'll do myself (purple to natural burst) but I'm having the finish done for me. I was going to price it before I start stripping. I can't imagine it being more than $200 to clear coat four or five drums.
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I am also looking at having work done. I have a 20*18 kick and a possible 12*9 mapex saturn rack tom in different finishes. Want to have the kick cut to 14depth and the rack to 8depth. Then I need a 14 floor tom and I will wrap it. Will be cheaper than to buy a kit in those sizes.
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Old 06-24-2014, 06:08 AM
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Anyone have any experience applying a wood veneer to drums? I bought a Percussion Plus kit at a yardsale a while back for $40, and I was gonna stain them, but I don't feel like putting in that much work. I've already taken the wraps off and sanded them smooth. I figured spending $150 for a nice looking veneer wrap, and then clear coating over it would look a lot better than trying to stain the not so good looking outer ply.
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