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Old 05-03-2018, 02:33 PM
K.O. K.O. is offline
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Default Re: Question regarding re-wrapping and old glue

I was stripping an old shell once and encountered the same issue. None of the chemical concoctions I tried would cut the stuff at all. Even sanding it was slow going. What eventually did work was hot soapy water, steel wool, and LOTS of elbow grease. Turns out that the glue used for the wrap on this particular drum was some type of hide glue. So the chemicals wouldn't effect its organic nature but good old mild mannered H2O would slowly eat it away.

Not saying that's the answer in your case but it might be worth a try to rule it out.
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