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Old 10-29-2020, 06:40 PM
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Default Wet sanding black diamond pearl wrap

Can anyone share their experience wet sanding black diamond pearl (Ludwig) wrap to brighten the finish?
I used Novus 3-2-1 but the wrap is still not back to its original sheen as evidenced by how the wrap looks under the lugs.
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Old 10-29-2020, 09:28 PM
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Default Re: Wet sanding black diamond pearl wrap

I haven’t sanded BDP, but did sand sky blue pearl with pretty good results. The color change was obvious, and the sheen was pretty close to original. The finer your sanding medium, the glossier the potential is. I started with 600 grit wet/dry paper and finished with 1500. After that, I used a grey nonwoven pad, followed by a white nonwoven pad. These pads are available at woodworking stores. After that, Novus 2 VERY LIGHTLY, then Novus 1.

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Old 10-29-2020, 09:30 PM
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I should say that I didn’t go straight from 600 to 1500 grit. I used 600, 1000, 1200, then 1500.

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Old 10-30-2020, 06:34 AM
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Default Re: Wet sanding black diamond pearl wrap

Thanks for the help. I’ll give it a shot.
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Old 10-30-2020, 07:54 AM
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Default Re: Wet sanding black diamond pearl wrap

I have done the same on WMP and it helped to remove the yellowing and bring the gloss back
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Old 10-30-2020, 08:09 AM
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This restorer collector’s
bdp , came out like new , it was un real , but he really took his time and yes 600 1000 1500 2000 then 2500 cut buff compound and final buff with what ever your preference and a glaze coat guarantee like new
but to get rid of yellowhaze, that is the only way!
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Old 10-30-2020, 02:07 PM
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Default Re: Wet sanding black diamond pearl wrap

Thanks! I’ll start out with my 65 Jazz Festival and see where it goes. Can you make some recommendations on buff compound and glaze coat?

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Old 08-17-2021, 10:17 AM
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This restorer collectorís
bdp , came out like new , it was un real , but he really took his time and yes 600 1000 1500 2000 then 2500 cut buff compound and final buff with what ever your preference and a glaze coat guarantee like new
but to get rid of yellowhaze, that is the only way!
I finally started wet sanding my 65 Jazz Festival BDP snare drum. I started with a 400 paper and it looks like itís working. Can anyone suggest a brand of cut buff compound, final buff, and glaze coat to use to get the shine back?
Thanks!
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Old 08-18-2021, 11:05 AM
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Default Re: Wet sanding black diamond pearl wrap

I wet sanded a Silver Glitter MIJ kit a while back with great results. I used a 3M Headlight Restorer kit. It came with the sandpaper, pads and the "sandpaper holder" that you put in a drill. I just used a spray bottle full of water. I did the whole drumkit and went through maybe 3 or 4 of the headlight restorer kits (they are meant for small areas like headlights, not 22" bass drums, hence they wear out), but it worked very well.

I finished it up with Novus 2 and 1. You can also use Turtle Wax; it works great on wrap!
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Old 08-18-2021, 12:17 PM
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Thanks for the advice. I’ve been sanding yesterday and today. I just finished with the 1500 grit. I am planning to finish with Novus 2 and then Novus 1.
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