Old 03-23-2015, 05:53 PM
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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.
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Old 03-24-2015, 10:25 AM
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Looks fantastic!
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Old 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...
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Old 03-30-2015, 12:34 AM
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Looks good. Congrats!
Old 03-30-2015, 12:52 PM
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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?
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Old 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. Cool kit enjoy them!
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Old 03-31-2015, 05:49 AM
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Excellent match! You got yourself a very cool drum kit!
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Old 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.
Old 03-31-2015, 08:12 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.
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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