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Old 04-01-2014, 04:28 PM
JosephR JosephR is offline
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Default Method to repair small splits in bass drum wrap?

I just got an all original 1940s Radio King set that was in excellent shape, but unfortunately the bass drum wrap got damaged in transit. There are two small splits in the wrap and one split on the rim. I have included photos below.

What would be the best method to repair this? Or should I just leave it alone? I'm planning on using this drum on a tour and I want to make sure I don't have any further damage.

Thanks!
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Old 04-01-2014, 06:07 PM
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Default Re: Method to repair small splits in bass drum wrap?

Seam filler! Quick and easy, it comes in white. Apply with a clean putty knife then wipe off excess with solvent and clean cloth. You'll never see the splits and the seam filler will stop further spreading for now. I got excellent results using this method on a black galaxy wrap floor tom. It came out great. Best of luck with your repair... see this thread:

http://www.vintagedrumforum.com/showthread.php?t=42576

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Old 04-02-2014, 10:35 AM
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Default Re: Method to repair small splits in bass drum wrap?

Thanks for the tip John!
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Old 04-02-2014, 12:25 PM
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VDF = Ask a question, get an answer!

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Old 04-02-2014, 01:25 PM
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HY Purdie
would this method also work on something like this?Itīs such a cool FT very clean, but a huge crack around halfway around! Look at the pic maybe you can tell me more? Or do i have to rewrap that FT?
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Old 04-02-2014, 04:00 PM
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HY Purdie
would this method also work on something like this?Itīs such a cool FT very clean, but a huge crack around halfway around! Look at the pic maybe you can tell me more? Or do i have to rewrap that FT?
It's certainly worth a try! I used a counter-top seam filler called: Kampel Seam-fil, it comes in many colors:

http://www.kampelent.com/seamfilcolor.html

Before resorting to stripping the drum, I'd try the seam filler. Order the solvent (for clean-up afterwards) at the same time you order the seam filler. The only rule with seam fillers is: the thinner the crack, the easier it is to hide it, the wider the crack, the harder it will be to make it disappear visually. Good luck, if you try it, please let us know how it came out.

Joseph - For your white marine pearl, I'd use the Almond 941 filler! Good match to the yellowed WMP!

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Old 04-03-2014, 01:28 AM
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Hy Purdie
Thank you John:-) i am going to try that! Thanks for the link!
I will post some pics of the result!
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Old 04-03-2014, 05:06 AM
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Default Re: Method to repair small splits in bass drum wrap?

Hello guys!
Didn't know about this seam fillers 'cause fortunately mu drum set is still intact :-)
Thank you, good to know that I may use it to repair small splits.
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