Ughhhhh it makes me sick to even look at this picture below because its so damn beautiful and mine looks nothing like it..
Hey redline. I've got an idea for you. Sounds a bit crazy, but you might want to try some
Turtle Wax Black Color Magic.
http://www.turtlewax.com/detail-Color Magic Black-42-50.aspx
It's a tinted car wax, relatively inexpensive, and it's worth a try as a cheap fix for you.
Just rub it on, let it haze, and buff it off with a soft cloth.
It's not a permanent stain or anything, but I've used it on cars with good results for hiding light scratches and so on.
It'll fade after several washings, but I don't think that would be an issue with drums.
Cheap enough that it's worth a try, before you go dumping the drums.