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Tama Swingstar - Restoration Project

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I removed almost all the black paint from 13" tom, just a few spots left. (The nail polish remover is over )

The nail polish remover did the job. After the wet cloth, I used a dry cloth to remove it quickly and prevent damage.

The wrap became dull because of the paint residues affected by acetone.

After cleanup with a bit of synthetic thinner in a cloth and the wrap recovered the shine again.

This process left some circle light scratches due to the rubbing.

When I get all the shells cleaned, I hope I can polish them with Novus or other product. What do you recomend?

Pictures bellow:

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I forgot to tell you... I have an orphan Tama Royalstar bass drum that came with a Tama Superstar I bought. It has the same finish, it will be the donor of bass drum hoops and some lugs. You can see it in the photo bellow.

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The scratches

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Posted on 8 years ago
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Cool, Blue Metallic wrap. Great job !

Nail polish remover is diluted acetone. My 1982 Royal Canary Swingstars appear to be a metal layer over a plastic base.

To avoid any more scratches use lots of clean micro-fiber towels. To get the existing scratches I would wipe down with 99% Isopropyl Alcohol. Then try just any automobile wax. That fails Novus #1. May help and will not hurt. Let us know how it goes.

Creighton

Nothing special here but I like them.
Posted on 8 years ago
#32
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Going well... What Creighton says sounds the way to go... Aren't those now Slingerland T rods that you are using??

Cheers

John

'77 Slingerland 51N,Super Rock 24,18,14,13.. COW 8,10 Concert toms
'69 Slingerland Hollywood Ace
'75 Rogers Dynasonic 6.5 x 14, 10 lug COB
'77-78 Slingerland 6.5 x 14, 10 lug COB
'78-79 Slingerland 5 1/4 x14 8 lug COB
'79 Biman 5 1/4, Acrolite
'82 Slingerland 5 1/4 x 14. Festival COS
'84 Tama MasterCraft Superstar 6.5 x 14, 10 lug Rosewood
'98 Slingerland (Music YO) 6" 10 Lug Maple.. NOS
Zildjian, Sabian , UFIP & Paiste mix.
Posted on 8 years ago
#33
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From Creighton

Cool, Blue Metallic wrap. Great job !Nail polish remover is diluted acetone. My 1982 Royal Canary Swingstars appear to be a metal layer over a plastic base.To avoid any more scratches use lots of clean micro-fiber towels. To get the existing scratches I would wipe down with 99% Isopropyl Alcohol. Then try just any automobile wax. That fails Novus #1. May help and will not hurt. Let us know how it goes.Creighton

Thanks for the tip Creighton.

Posted on 8 years ago
#34
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From longjohn

Going well... What Creighton says sounds the way to go... Aren't those now Slingerland T rods that you are using?? CheersJohn

Hi longjohn,

I get this bassdrum exactly as it is. The previous owner bought it to take some T rods and spur brackets. Those you see in the picture were replaced. I think they are brand new cheap T rods. I can take close pictures if you want.

By the way, what's the difference between shell construction of Royalstar and Swingstar? This bass drum has zola coat inside.

Posted on 8 years ago
#35
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Daylight pictures

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Cloth scratches (I think I'm using the wrong type of cloth)

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Old marks that were covered by the paint are now revealed

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Posted on 8 years ago
#36
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get one of these, but skip the sandpaper part:

http://www.meguiars.com/en/automotive/products/g1900k-headlight-restoration-kit/

Posted on 8 years ago
#37
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I will need a lot of nail polish remover, so I talked with a friend who is beautician and ordered a big bottle.

While I'm waiting for the order, I'll clean the chrome parts.

Today I had some free time and started cleaning the tom lugs.

Before

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Posted on 8 years ago
#38
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After

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You can see the screwdriver mirrored

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Posted on 8 years ago
#39
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Looking good! I love those old Swingstars.

1964 Ludwig Champagne Super Classic
1970 Ludwig Blue Oyster Super Classic
1977 Rogers Big R Londoner 5 ebony
1972/1978 Rogers Powertone/Big R mix ebony
60's Ludwig Supersensitive
Pearl B4514 COB snare ( the SC snare)
Pearl Firecracker
PJL WMP maple snare
Odds & Sods

Sabians, Paistes, Zildjians, Zyns, UFIPs, MIJs etc
Item may be subject to change!
Posted on 8 years ago
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