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Old 06-20-2014, 07:41 AM
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Jeff.. Shot 3 is a little out of focus... We can only see the drum...

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Ha! Okay, yes the beer fridge on the left, my SteamWheelers Cheerleader poster in center. On the door is my sticker for our van making it up Mt. Washington (New Hampshire) along with a bunch of other junk, well not the photo of me and my daughter.
Next pic I will try and do better!
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Old 06-20-2014, 04:23 PM
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Thanks Jeff so it's "SteamWheelers"... I'll now look them up..

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Old 06-20-2014, 05:28 PM
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Thanks Jeff so it's "SteamWheelers"... I'll now look them up..

John
Yes, an Arena football team we had here in the late 90's thru mid 2000. They have been gone for several years now but my daughter and I sure had a blast at the games.
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Old 06-20-2014, 10:22 PM
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Removing wrap from the 16, found this wonderful Ludwig decal that must have looked stunning at one time, NOT!

Pic # 2, close up of the high quality white paint job on the interior.

Pic # 3, showing the white filler that was used to repair the gouges that were left after removing the original wrap.
What the...???? That is one crazy decal. I think my wife would have killed me if I held onto this kit. I think you will do it justice.

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Old 06-20-2014, 10:34 PM
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jeff your the man
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Old 06-21-2014, 07:08 PM
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Some progress today, the 12 AND 13" toms have the paint removed. Now they need some sanding and more clean up. While stripping away the wonderful white paint from the inside, I thought a noticed a layer of another white paint, possibly the original white paint. Can anyone tell me if Ludwig shells with blue and olive pointy badge's would have been painted white. The inner ply is maple so I am a little confused here.
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Old 06-28-2014, 08:04 AM
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So, what do you guys think for veneer and finish? I had some stain matched to the maple thermogloss finish a while back and would like to try that out. But these drums were purchased for re-resale so what would be the best wood and color with that in mind?
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Old 06-28-2014, 08:17 AM
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I'd still try the thermogloss. Should be a good resale finish too.
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Old 06-28-2014, 12:22 PM
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Natural rock maple veneer with clear coats would be my vote, maybe even a nice birds-eye maple! I never cared for that 'sealed in plastic' thermogloss look. Natural wood with a nice clear coat to show off the grain and figure of the wood is always classy looking.

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Old 06-28-2014, 10:04 PM
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Birds eye is too expensive, I will need stay with normal flat cut maple. So maybe thermogloss color without plastic look?
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