What black color should I use to paint my Pearl set?

Drummer Calvin

Junior Member
Go ahead ... paint it ultra flat black like people are 'blackening' (no gloss) out their pickup trucks ... and then drive back to your house with the granite counter-tops and stainless steel appliances.

One day soon you'll wake to find everybody else switched over to white kitchens with white matching appliances and recyclable glass counter-tops, gloss finisjed cars and wild flourescent-colored drumsets :LOL: , if the holograms haven't taken over by then, that is.

I'd go gloss black myself ... mean WITH CLASS, especially coupled with gold IMHO.
I love gold highlights on black


Well-known member
And I want to change all the hardwares to gold by powder coating.
It would be cheaper to replace the hardware with gold. That's a plating process, not powdercoating. Powdercoating would be a gold colored paint and won't achieve a proper metal shine unless you anodized it afterward and that's gonna get real expensive for all the hoops, lugs, and rods.


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Staff member
My experience with paint tells me there is flat, matte, semi gloss, and gloss and whatever number of flecks, sparkle, or glass you add, but there is only one black. Not light black, dark black, etc. just black


Well-known member
Chartreuse with pink polka dots.


Technical Supervisor
I wasn’t sure what kind of black is the trendiest or meanest looking


Drummer Calvin

Junior Member
Orange. Why would anyone want a drum kit in a colour other than orange?
I actually like Orange drums too, but not this time on these 26 year old set. I saw A orange Ford set with non destructible paint the kind they use for truck bed. Nice but maybe later
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