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Old 09-25-2018, 09:26 AM
Reckdriver Reckdriver is offline
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Hello VDF! Long time listener, first time caller. Question: when you guys are restoring Ludgwig drums, what do you do with the badges? On the keystones, do you leave the patina on it? Is there anything that you do (or can do) with the B/O ones?

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Old 09-25-2018, 10:23 AM
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RD - to the forum !
It is really up to the person that owns the drum on what they prefer, kind of like cymbals and patina. Personally when I refurbish a drum I typically use a brass polish on the keystone ones then a coat of wax to help keep it from returning back to patina. For the B/O you need to be careful not to use something harsh to remove the paint. I typically just use Windex.
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Old 09-25-2018, 05:33 PM
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Thanks, CTMV! I've also not done anything drastic with the B/O badges. But is there anything one could do about scratches on them?


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RD - to the forum !
It is really up to the person that owns the drum on what they prefer, kind of like cymbals and patina. Personally when I refurbish a drum I typically use a brass polish on the keystone ones then a coat of wax to help keep it from returning back to patina. For the B/O you need to be careful not to use something harsh to remove the paint. I typically just use Windex.
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