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Offline juamx214

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Drum Repaint
« on: July 23, 2008, 03:21 AM »
Hey There! I have a Tama Fibrestar drumset and I would like to repaint it. The drum kit is about 25 years old, maybe more, and the color film(I don't know the exact name in English) is cracked in several spots. The idea that I had is to spay the drum but I started to think of several stuff because of that... First of all I would like to know if I can remove the marks that say Tama which are placed on each sell and put them n the repainted. That's my main problem actually. Second< do you find i a good idea to repaint this kit? The original color is midnight blue and the previous owner didn't really care for the kit and the film has a lot of scratches! I will appreciate all the opinions of you!

thanks on behalf
Spyros

ITeachThereforeIDrum

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Re: Drum Repaint
« Reply #1 on: July 23, 2008, 09:21 AM »
Hi,
Actually, you have several options.  You could remove the old covering (wrap) and scrape the glue and sand and sand and sand in order to prepare the shell.  You must do this in order for the wood to take the stain/primer (whichever you choose).  The problem here is even with all of this work, most manufacturers use an ugly ply of wood if they are going to wrap it.  That means that you can only get it looking "ok" because the grains are not "show" quality.  A better option might be to re-wrap the kit.  It's really easy and not nearly as labor intensive.  You might want to check out www.jamminsam.com for an excellent resource.  The site gives you the history of the wraps, clear instructions on how to do it, and really good prices.  I've used them twice and have had no issues.  Good stuff.  So, good luck with your project and post a pic when you get it complete.

Offline Ryan

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Re: Drum Repaint
« Reply #2 on: July 23, 2008, 09:59 AM »
I'm not sure how much help the previous post is because Fibrestar drums aren't wood are they? 

I have some drums with the name badges screwed on and some where they're glued on.  If yours are screwed on then they ought to be easy to remove, if not I don't really have any idea.

You could still look into getting a wrap for the drums and then you might be able to cut the shape of your name badge into the wrap so that it would still show through.

ITeachThereforeIDrum

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Re: Drum Repaint
« Reply #3 on: July 23, 2008, 03:31 PM »
.....oops......
you are absolutely correct.  I missed that these were the "fiberglass" line from Tama (appeared around 77).  Sorry 'bout that.  I still stand firm on the wrap idea.  They would take a wrap quite well.  Other than that, you could probably ignore all that stuff about the wood prep.........don't think that's relevant.  HA!  Good luck.

Offline Dead Trooper

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Re: Drum Repaint - Resources on line.
« Reply #4 on: July 23, 2008, 04:21 PM »
Hey, I've been researching to try a similar project with my Pearl Forums, removing the wrap and staining/coating them. Since I'm shop illiterate, I've waited to have some time off to really get into it and try do the whole thing, starting with one of mu toms.

In the mean time, I've found a few tutorials around the web that can be helpful to new comers to see what you (we) will be dealing with. Here's the links, hope they're useful.
 http://www.sputnikmusic.com/lesson.php?lessonid=79]http://www.sputnikmusic.com/lesson.php?lessonid=79
 http://www.acousticdrums.com/members/refinish.html]http://www.acousticdrums.com/members/refinish.html
 http://www.vintagedrumguide.com/images/snare_project/main_graphic/precision_start_page.html]http://www.vintagedrumguide.com/images/snare_project/main_graphic/precision_start_page.html  This one deals with refinishing using a new wrap.
 http://jpyh.net/photo/refinish/]http://jpyh.net/photo/refinish/
 http://members.westnet.com.au/freobonsai/RefIntro.htm]http://members.westnet.com.au/freobonsai/RefIntro.htm
 http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-refinish-a-drum/]http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-refinish-a-drum/
 http://www.pearldrummersforum.com/showthread.php?t=91346]http://www.pearldrummersforum.com/showthread.php?t=91346
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Offline juamx214

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Re: Drum Repaint
« Reply #5 on: July 24, 2008, 11:46 AM »
Thanks guys, Dead Trooper your links really saved me! i'll begin as soon as possible and i'll post the result! Thanks again!

 

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