Old 03-18-2015, 03:40 PM
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I just bought a set of Oaklawn Camco drums in Moss Green. The drums are in great shape and almost completely original! The one exception is the snare. It looks like a wrapped drum that was stripped and sanded for an attempt to match it to the rest of the kit. It didn't end up matching. I'd like to finish the job right but am not sure what kind of stain to use. Anyone have experience that can shed some light? The drum is prepped already and just needs stain/clear coat.

Also, if anyone knows where to find a set of legs and brackets or 13"/16" rolled hoops, I'd appreciate the help. Thanks!

-Nathan
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Old 03-18-2015, 03:59 PM
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How exciting. And no painted black interiors! Just curious of what you paid though I understand if you don't want to divulge. Congrats! to the club. I thought I'd never say that either but I got lucky a few months ago ..
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Old 03-18-2015, 04:51 PM
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Gosh those are beautiful shells. Inside and out.

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Old 03-18-2015, 05:13 PM
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Oaklawn Camco's are the best! to the club. A -very worthy- project kit. Do whatever you have to to put them right again. Can't wait to see that kit put back together. It has a finish you don't get to see very often.

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Old 03-18-2015, 07:12 PM
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Beautiful set. Enjoy those wonderful instruments.

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Old 03-18-2015, 08:14 PM
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Here's 5 pictures of a Camco kit that sold on eBay way back in March of 2003. Sure looks much greener than Moss Green! Anyway, this should help whet your appetite to restore your Camco kit!

Mark
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Old 03-19-2015, 02:08 PM
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Here's 5 pictures of a Camco kit that sold on eBay way back in March of 2003. Sure looks much greener than Moss Green! Anyway, this should help whet your appetite to restore your Camco kit!

Mark
Who saves the photos? Lol ... Gorgeous! We're a crazy bunch aren't we?
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Old 03-18-2015, 08:51 PM
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I remember seeing that set! I wonder if that is the original shade of green or if they were refinished. It definitely looks much greener than the chanute catalog finish. My bass drum actually has matching stained hoops with silver sparkle inlays.
Old 03-20-2015, 11:05 AM
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I remember seeing that set! I wonder if that is the original shade of green or if they were refinished. It definitely looks much greener than the chanute catalog finish. My bass drum actually has matching stained hoops with silver sparkle inlays.
I own a set of Chanutes and sure sure would love to see a copy of that catalog. I poked around on line and found some low resolution pics. Anybody got a better on line link or info on a Chanute Camco catalog ? I see a Camco catalog sold last month on ebay for $40.

Best of luck with your Camco project. You're gonna love those drums !

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Old 03-20-2015, 01:08 PM
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I own a set of Chanutes and sure sure would love to see a copy of that catalog. I poked around on line and found some low resolution pics. Anybody got a better on line link or info on a Chanute Camco catalog ? I see a Camco catalog sold last month on ebay for $40.

Best of luck with your Camco project. You're gonna love those drums !

Doug
The Moss Green finish is a bit of a mysterie,...

During the Oaklawn period, they're was only the pale version, just like the set NSparkman bought. During the Chanute period, there seem to have been 2 versions. The catalog shows the light version but the link and the second picture clearly shows the other version.

On Los Angeles drum, I've only seen the darker/brighter version.
The brochure however, doesn't advertise Moss Green,...

http://www.classicvintagedrums.com/i...roducts_id=627
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