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Old 11-09-2014, 04:37 AM
Stewieh1995 Stewieh1995 is offline
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Default Drum Hardcase Rusting

Hey guys,

I am looking at getting some hard cases. One of my mates has them for his kit but over time the hoops/lugs have rusted. He says its because of the cases because moisture in the air cant get out etc.

Is this true?
If so, is there any way to fix this? i.e. drill a small air hole in the side of each case for example?

Thanks Guys
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Old 11-09-2014, 03:39 PM
JohnPloughman JohnPloughman is offline
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Default Re: Drum Hardcase Rusting

What is the Brand of the case?

There were some that had a problem.
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Old 11-10-2014, 07:35 AM
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Default Re: Drum Hardcase Rusting

Gator had some plastic molded cases that caused hardware to rust. They have since fixed the problem. So new ones from Gator should be good. I believe they bought out another roto molded Co. I think it was Protector cases. Also I've heard people on this forum put those moisture absorbent bags in their cases to help with moisture. It's the same stuff that you'll find in food products. Those little packets that say do not eat. Silicon or something like that. I just don't leave my drums in cases. However I know that's possible for everyone. In the 90's my drums would set in a trailer in their cases until the next gig. extreme cold and heat. They were fiber cases. I still have the drums, and they're in great shape. Now days my drums rarely leave the house. I have Gator plastic cases, but I never leave them in the cases.
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