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Old 11-11-2017, 10:22 AM
WalterSayler WalterSayler is offline
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Default Re: Camco Restoration - a labor of love.

Rogers was easier to find. Expensive. But hey, it’s only money.
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Old 11-11-2017, 02:32 PM
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Rogers was easier to find. Expensive. But hey, itís only money.
By adding back the Rogers parts you -increased- the resale value of the kit by more than what you paid for the parts.

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Old 11-13-2017, 09:35 PM
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By adding back the Rogers parts you -increased- the resale value of the kit by more than what you paid for the parts.

John
Thank you for all of your help. I went to your website. Wow! Super cool!

What do you think - Should I wrap these drums or stain and lacquer them? I was thinking of getting the holes repaired and then staining them ebony and then going with a tinted clear coat of lacquer. (My best friend is a refinishing genius by trade). Or should I repair the hole and get Precision wrap on them. I'm kind of partial to ginger glitter.

Also, some of t-rods have rust (chrome is nearly gone). Should I get them rechromed, or just buy some reproductions?

In the end I hope to end up with a great looking playable kit.

Thanks in advance for all your help and knowledgeable advice.
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Old 11-15-2017, 06:43 PM
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Walter - They're your drums brother and you can do anything you want with them. I always try to think in terms of preservation first. In terms of preservation just fill the extra holes, clean them up and play them. If you want to wrap them you will be altering them and they will lose a lot of their value in the resale market. If that isn't an issue and you just want them looking as new as you can get them, let the pro's at Precision Drum do the job. As far as re-chroming tension rods, just clean and lubricate the ones you have - you don't need to send them out for a chrome job.

Enjoy them. That's a very special set of drums you have in more ways than one.

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Old 11-15-2017, 11:19 PM
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Walter - They're your drums brother and you can do anything you want with them. I always try to think in terms of preservation first. In terms of preservation just fill the extra holes, clean them up and play them. If you want to wrap them you will be altering them and they will lose a lot of their value in the resale market. If that isn't an issue and you just want them looking as new as you can get them, let the pro's at Precision Drum do the job. As far as re-chroming tension rods, just clean and lubricate the ones you have - you don't need to send them out for a chrome job.

Enjoy them. That's a very special set of drums you have in more ways than one.

John
Good advice. I have a touch of OCD and could start going crazy. That said, I hope to have these playable in a week or two. Otherwise, my wife is going to kill me.
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