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Old 02-06-2017, 08:41 AM
jimorlando jimorlando is offline
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Default Re: Lessening Yellowing on Slingy WMP

The video above mentions oxyclean. Does anyone have experience with that?
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Old 02-08-2017, 03:55 PM
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Default Re: Lessening Yellowing on Slingy WMP

A few members have had success with the retrobright method. If you search the forum you can see a few examples such as this: http://vintagedrumforum.com/showthre...ht=retrobright
My understanding is the retrobright reverses the chemical reaction that caused the yellowing in the first place so I would not expect it to damage the wrap.
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Old 02-08-2017, 09:26 PM
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I have taken serious yellowing off with a brew of windex, bar keepers friend and dawn dish washing soap. Hot water and in your case just a Mr. Clean scrubbing pad (think they = 2000 grit). Hand micro-fibre towel polish with Novus #2 then #1 all should be good.
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Old 02-11-2017, 02:44 AM
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Default Re: Lessening Yellowing on Slingy WMP

It's called Retr0bright (that's a zero for the "o")
I used it on my '65 clubdate combo set. It can be tricky because the wrap has to stay wet AND be in the sun or under UV lights. My particular drums were in very poor shape so I thought I'd give it a try.
Incidentally it worked wonders on my old Starwars action figures too, but on those I could put in a jar of peroxide and oxyclean and leave in the sun. On the drums I had to keep Brushing on more retr0bright and turning the drums while in the sunlight, I got pretty sun burned too.

Here is the thread.
http://www.vintagedrumforum.com/showthread.php?t=33263
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Old 02-15-2017, 11:31 PM
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Default Re: Lessening Yellowing on Slingy WMP

Here is some more reading wherein TommyP finally reveals it is lacquer thinner which he uses:

http://www.vintagedrumforum.com/showthread.php?t=55251
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Old 02-16-2017, 09:44 AM
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Default Re: Lessening Yellowing on Slingy WMP

Hey everyone,
Randy of Randy73 has sent me a yellowed drum from my request for a Crappy Drum to experiment on. So MarkD, yes I will give this a try. I will try a variety of methods (Oxy, Hair Salon, Harsh chemicals, etc) on each panel of the drum and will post the results for everyone to see. Give me a bit of time as it will be a while to get this all done, that and my wife and kids keep piling on to the Daddy to do list of items. . . . .
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Old 02-16-2017, 04:47 PM
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Thanks for taking one for the team!!
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Old 08-05-2017, 08:26 PM
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Default Re: Lessening Yellowing on Slingy WMP

Personally, I love the yellowing, like patina on cymbals. Takes years to earn that finish.
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