I don't have the book with me but the story goes (paraphrasing as I read it 3 years ago)Thanks all. I'll go with the majority and use some good ole silver paint. Thanks again.
Somehow this has morphed into a "special sauce" type of thing.I don't have the book with me but the story goes (paraphrasing as I read it 3 years ago)
"At one point, Fred Gretsch wanted something to make his product stand out. One of the things that comprise 'that great Gretsch sound' was the use of silver sealer on the inside of shells. That silver sealer was (whatever the model number was) silver paint that Fred found at a local hardware store. The rest, is history."
I doubt it is as easy as a can of spray paint from your local hardware store.
I use Rustoleum paint color name "Aluminum" for my Gretsch restorations and it matches great.Rust - Oleum has been around, since 1921. A book I'm reading on Gretsch drums refers to the paint used as "galvanized fence paint" .... I think it is as easy as a can of spray paint ... from the local hardware store. As long as it's silver.