What.......how damaged are they if you think they're worth nothing?A 65 Ludwig tom in decent condition,depending on the finish,can go from 150-450.,maybe even more.What exactly will happen if 50's Leedy/Ludwig's or a '65 Ludwig tom are treated with this? I may try it just for fun, since the drums are worth nearly nothing.
Don't do it Brian! The older wraps (up until the late 60s) used a different kind of plastic and will probably react very badly with the retrobrite solution.No I only saw your pictures, but the drums look good if not great. I'm definitely interested, will bump this thread in the near future most likely. I have a mid 50's 13" tom that is missing a couple pieces, collecting dust and it's actually very yellowed..perfect test rat!
I have a 65 wmp Ludwig that a drum shop wouldn't offer anything. Great shape, all original parts.What.......how damaged are they if you think they're worth nothing?A 65 Ludwig tom in decent condition,depending on the finish,can go from 150-450.,maybe even more.
Al tell me exactly what you did.At your urging I tried some of this on my Standards that have turned green from yellowing. There was very little change after two applications unfortunately. I will try again in a couple of weeks... followed the instructions to make my own and no dice =\
Went with this guy's instructions to make the liquid version:Al tell me exactly what you did.
OK. I think I'll wait for this summer and try again - 18 hours of sunlight easy. Thanks for the pointer.Al, the method I did called for like 18 hours of sunlight. And 15% peroxide, not 3%. I bought 35% peroxide at a natural foods store and diluted it down to 15% with distilled water.
The original website is not there anymore. But the above statement I recall perfectly.
Do these guidelines look close to what was said on the original site you posted? http://www.retr0bright.com/make.htmlFrom an earlier post:
"It's basically 15% peroxide supercharged by just the tiniest bit of oxy-clean, with ingredients to make it into a gel so it sticks".
Then you just stick it in the sun, turning it every 3 hours or so to get direct UV on all parts of the shell. I rewetted the gel when it dried in the sun with a spray bottle that contained water with some oxyclean dissolved in it, not much.
I did the treatment twice, but it only needed one time. I always overdo stuff.
Don't add the Oxyclean until right before you want to use it.
Don't cover it after adding the Oxyclean because it expands.
You can prepare the other stuff ahead of time, the xantham gum, glycerin and the 15% peroxide. Definitely dilute your peroxide with distilled water, or the peroxide will be wasted cleaning the water. Don't get 35% peroxide on you, it will burn you. Safety glasses recommended.
The original website I found the info from is gone.