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Old 01-16-2019, 04:37 PM
Robzildjian Robzildjian is offline
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Very useful thankyou.
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Old 01-16-2019, 11:19 PM
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Sure it can be done, how much patience do you have?
If you are planning on reusing the wrap, a heat gun is a bad choice for a couple of reasons. Firstly, as mentioned above, the chance of you stretching the wrap out of shape is high. Secondly, SOME old wraps contain celluloid. Celluloid is exceptionally flammable. There are more than a couple of threads telling stories about people hurling flaming drums out of their workshop.
65 is newer than the stuff I collect but I would approach the problem the same way. You need to identify the adhesive used to apply the wrap to be salvaged. If I had to guess it's probably contact cement by 1965. Use a sharpened putty knife and get a corner started to lift. Put some lacquer thinner in a squeeze bottle like a picnic ketchup bottle and squirt it sparingly between the shell and the wrap. If the adhesive is contact cement it will release immediately. The lacquer thinner can affect the wrap as well, so as soon as it releases wipe the thinners off the back of the wrap. Work slowly and remember that gravity is your friend.
I'm guessing that 65 would be much too late for hide glue, but if not, steam will release that, as well as wood glue.
Good luck, please let us know if it works out.
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Old 01-17-2019, 04:52 PM
Robzildjian Robzildjian is offline
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Default Re: Vintage wrap donor for jazz fest snare

I will indeed. Thankyou.

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Sure it can be done, how much patience do you have?
If you are planning on reusing the wrap, a heat gun is a bad choice for a couple of reasons. Firstly, as mentioned above, the chance of you stretching the wrap out of shape is high. Secondly, SOME old wraps contain celluloid. Celluloid is exceptionally flammable. There are more than a couple of threads telling stories about people hurling flaming drums out of their workshop.
65 is newer than the stuff I collect but I would approach the problem the same way. You need to identify the adhesive used to apply the wrap to be salvaged. If I had to guess it's probably contact cement by 1965. Use a sharpened putty knife and get a corner started to lift. Put some lacquer thinner in a squeeze bottle like a picnic ketchup bottle and squirt it sparingly between the shell and the wrap. If the adhesive is contact cement it will release immediately. The lacquer thinner can affect the wrap as well, so as soon as it releases wipe the thinners off the back of the wrap. Work slowly and remember that gravity is your friend.
I'm guessing that 65 would be much too late for hide glue, but if not, steam will release that, as well as wood glue.
Good luck, please let us know if it works out.
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