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red66charger 03-23-2015 05:53 PM

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Originally Posted by NSparkman (Post 342698)
I went to a local Sherwin Williams Paint store and had them mix a can of Minwax water-based stain. The color is called "Green Tea." Unfortunately they only mix a minimum of one quart so I have enough to stain another 100 drums. The whole can was about $12. Maybe I'll build a Keller/DW 12" clone to match...

Great call on the that recipe. Man, it looks awesome.

jccabinets 03-24-2015 10:25 AM

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Looks fantastic!

NSparkman 03-29-2015 06:38 PM

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Here are the completed drums. These sound incredible! This is by far the best sounding 20" bass drum I've ever played. I'm hooked. Now, to find a 12" tom...

bartw 03-30-2015 12:34 AM

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Looks good. Congrats!

larryz 03-30-2015 12:52 PM

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Originally Posted by Antipodes (Post 342705)
Late in on this one but colour in the lacquer was how they were done (as Stedi points out). I've got a similar potential project but just one moss green Oaklawn bass drum and a lot of odd formerly lacquered drums that may one day go green.

I've seen the occasional lacquered kit with an inlay. Certainly remember a black lacquer kit with a similar silver sparkle inlay. Probably just an ordering option. I wouldn't overthink it.

What's with the Camco inner shells painted black thing? Mine are afflicted with the same disease. Where can we find the person responsible for this atrocity? :)

FFR428 03-30-2015 05:45 PM

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Great match on the stain. Looks perfect. Nice job on the finish too. Green with envy here. :D Cool kit enjoy them!

jccabinets 03-31-2015 05:49 AM

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Excellent match! You got yourself a very cool drum kit!

Antipodes 03-31-2015 06:41 AM

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Larryz, The black painted interior had me baffled too. I''ve got most of it off using a super sharp chisel (from new), very gently scraping it off. Clear lacquer underneath virtually untouched.

I guess it could be a throwback to when a lot of people were playing bottom head off and they thought black was more aesthetically pleasing. There were also a lot of drugs around at the time, I've heard.

Stallwart 03-31-2015 08:12 AM

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Originally Posted by Antipodes (Post 343493)
Larryz, The black painted interior had me baffled too. I''ve got most of it off using a super sharp chisel (from new), very gently scraping it off. Clear lacquer underneath virtually untouched.

I guess it could be a throwback to when a lot of people were playing bottom head off and they thought black was more aesthetically pleasing. There were also a lot of drugs around at the time, I've heard.

I, too, have a Camco kit with the bass drum interior painted black. I'm not sure if the previous owner was stoned.....or just stupid.

A white moire kit I owned in the mid 1980's had interiors painted beige, ala Slingerland. That still baffles me, since the kit was in excellent condition at the time.


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