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Old 02-14-2017, 11:44 AM
DionneDrummer DionneDrummer is offline
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Default Cleaning Vistalites

Hi gang,

I got my Vistalites back from my nephew and they are filthy! I tried searching for a thread on cleaning Vistalites but haven't had any luck.

What is recommended for cleaning the shells?

If someone knows a link to a thread here that already covers this - please post it.

TIA,
Jeff
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Old 02-14-2017, 03:02 PM
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Default Re: Cleaning Vistalites

Here you go!

https://www.notsomoderndrummer.com/n...r-finish-drums

https://reverb.com/news/a-beginners-...-acrylic-drums
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Old 02-14-2017, 04:29 PM
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Default Re: Cleaning Vistalites

Novus 2, & 1 & done.

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Old 02-14-2017, 05:28 PM
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Default Re: Cleaning Vistalites

I had this on the main web site.

http://vintagedrumguide.com/how_to_vintage_snare.html

I have always heard the Novus products were some of the best.

As a side note, I have heard horror stories with removal of shell hardware, lugs, mounts etc.. Be careful and make sure you match the tension on the bolts if you go that route.
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Old 02-14-2017, 06:02 PM
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Default Re: Cleaning Vistalites

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Hi gang,


What is recommended for cleaning the shells?


TIA,
Jeff
Having your nephew clean them!
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Old 02-14-2017, 09:55 PM
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Having your nephew clean them!
Hahahahahahahahahaha!!!
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1961 Ludwig Cocktail Lounge drum 24 x 16 in blue sparkle
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1976 Ludwig Vistalites in Blue 13/14/16/22
70s/80s Ludwig orphans in Black Cortex "Bonham" style 14/16/18/20/26 (B/O Badges)

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Old 02-15-2017, 12:51 AM
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I had this on the main web site.

http://vintagedrumguide.com/how_to_vintage_snare.html

I have always heard the Novus products were some of the best.

As a side note, I have heard horror stories with removal of shell hardware, lugs, mounts etc.. Be careful and make sure you match the tension on the bolts if you go that route.
Don't blow past what Dave just told you! You can -easily- crack a Vistalite shell by over-tightening the attachment hardware. I learned that lesson the hard way. By over-tensioning a lug screw I created a bad spider crack in a rack tom some years back. A tweak past finger-tight will do the trick. Don't crank the screws down, you'll ruin your shells. I've owned and restored at least a half dozen Vistalite kits in my time. The Novus products are all you need to remove light scratches and polish them up nicely.

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Old 02-15-2017, 11:05 AM
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Great advice
Novus, don't over tighten and your nephew.

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So Novus 1,2 is still the go to cleaners?
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