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Old 02-20-2010, 04:46 PM
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Default Re: 3M Safest Stripper (Please resist...resist)

Ill have to tape the wrap on and see if a head will fit I guess.
I already tried the stripper for 5 minutes It wasnt so good. I applied the stripper to a 12" wide area. Im going for 15 minutes now. heres after 5 minutes of the stripper: This time i did a 4" strip
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1960's SONOR 12-16-20-14 blue slate pearl
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1972 LUDWIG 12-13-16-22-14BlueVistalite
1972 LUDWIG 12-13-16-22-(14 impostor)BlackPanther "SOLD"
1964 Ludwig Oyster Black Pearl 22-12-13-16-14Supra "SOLD"
1969 LUDWIG 12-13-16-22-14 Citrus Mod "SOLD"
1969 LUDWIG Sexto-Plus 8-1 0-12-13-14-15-16-20-20-14 Silver Sparkle
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Old 02-20-2010, 07:34 PM
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Default Re: 3M Safest Stripper (Please resist...resist)

Its comming right along. I started applying about 8" section all the way down the shell and letting it set for 15 minutes. The 1st few scrapes werent very good, but every scrape got better. finally I was scraping good smooth 1" strips down the shell, but I have to deal with the streaks I didnt get at 1st. The stripper did not harm the finish. It softened it slightly, but after i wipe the stripper off with a wet rag and let it dry it hardened back up. I discovered if I rub hard enough Xylene will take the remaining paint off with out harming the finish. We use a Xylene based solvent at my shop to glean glue off of cars without harming the paint, but this paint has been softened by the stripper.
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1960's SONOR 12-16-20-14 blue slate pearl
1968 LUDWIG 12-13-16-22-14Sky blue P
1972 LUDWIG 12-13-16-22-14BlueVistalite
1972 LUDWIG 12-13-16-22-(14 impostor)BlackPanther "SOLD"
1964 Ludwig Oyster Black Pearl 22-12-13-16-14Supra "SOLD"
1969 LUDWIG 12-13-16-22-14 Citrus Mod "SOLD"
1969 LUDWIG Sexto-Plus 8-1 0-12-13-14-15-16-20-20-14 Silver Sparkle
60's Majestic Delux 12-13-16-22-14 red pearl
2009 Homemade Kids 8-10-13-16-12 Orange Sparkle
24 kits, 80 Snares, 65 Cymbals
Don't tell my wife!
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Old 02-20-2010, 07:43 PM
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Default Re: 3M Safest Stripper (Please resist...resist)

There is an easier way to do this...I'll ask the guy who did it for me. He was a high school student and enjoys restoring vintage drums for some cash.


He didn't polish it for me as I felt I could do that. But, here it is with only a couple of the scratches filled with black paint.

http://www.vintagedrumforum.com/showthread.php?t=10556

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Old 02-20-2010, 08:04 PM
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Default Re: 3M Safest Stripper (Please resist...resist)

It wasnt very hard, just apply the 3m safest stripper, wait 15 minutes, scrape it off. about 6" strip at a time, with a plastic scraper. If I had it to do over it would much easier.
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1960's SONOR 12-16-20-14 blue slate pearl
1968 LUDWIG 12-13-16-22-14Sky blue P
1972 LUDWIG 12-13-16-22-14BlueVistalite
1972 LUDWIG 12-13-16-22-(14 impostor)BlackPanther "SOLD"
1964 Ludwig Oyster Black Pearl 22-12-13-16-14Supra "SOLD"
1969 LUDWIG 12-13-16-22-14 Citrus Mod "SOLD"
1969 LUDWIG Sexto-Plus 8-1 0-12-13-14-15-16-20-20-14 Silver Sparkle
60's Majestic Delux 12-13-16-22-14 red pearl
2009 Homemade Kids 8-10-13-16-12 Orange Sparkle
24 kits, 80 Snares, 65 Cymbals
Don't tell my wife!

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Old 02-21-2010, 10:04 AM
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Default Re: 3M Safest Stripper (Please resist...resist)

I got almost all of the black paint off of the tom. I have a good friend, and fellow drummer that is the head painter at a dealership body shop. i am going to take it to him and have him buff the rest of the paint off and polish it.
It turned out surprisingly well. The white has yellowed quite a bit though.
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1960's SONOR 12-16-20-14 blue slate pearl
1968 LUDWIG 12-13-16-22-14Sky blue P
1972 LUDWIG 12-13-16-22-14BlueVistalite
1972 LUDWIG 12-13-16-22-(14 impostor)BlackPanther "SOLD"
1964 Ludwig Oyster Black Pearl 22-12-13-16-14Supra "SOLD"
1969 LUDWIG 12-13-16-22-14 Citrus Mod "SOLD"
1969 LUDWIG Sexto-Plus 8-1 0-12-13-14-15-16-20-20-14 Silver Sparkle
60's Majestic Delux 12-13-16-22-14 red pearl
2009 Homemade Kids 8-10-13-16-12 Orange Sparkle
24 kits, 80 Snares, 65 Cymbals
Don't tell my wife!
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Old 02-21-2010, 01:49 PM
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Default Re: 3M Safest Stripper (Please resist...resist)

I went to lowes this morning and got some Crown lacquer thinner. I tested it on a spot on the shell where the leg bracket covers, and it didnt hurt the finish at all. I commenced to clean every tiny bit of black off with the lacguer thinner. It looks fabulous now! Here's pics of all four sides of my WMP FT
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1960's SONOR 12-16-20-14 blue slate pearl
1968 LUDWIG 12-13-16-22-14Sky blue P
1972 LUDWIG 12-13-16-22-14BlueVistalite
1972 LUDWIG 12-13-16-22-(14 impostor)BlackPanther "SOLD"
1964 Ludwig Oyster Black Pearl 22-12-13-16-14Supra "SOLD"
1969 LUDWIG 12-13-16-22-14 Citrus Mod "SOLD"
1969 LUDWIG Sexto-Plus 8-1 0-12-13-14-15-16-20-20-14 Silver Sparkle
60's Majestic Delux 12-13-16-22-14 red pearl
2009 Homemade Kids 8-10-13-16-12 Orange Sparkle
24 kits, 80 Snares, 65 Cymbals
Don't tell my wife!
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Old 02-23-2010, 12:50 PM
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Default Re: 3M Safest Stripper (Please resist...resist)

poppy79424 - Thanks for trying this and doing a good study of it!!! BRAVO!
That wrap looks pretty nice to me!
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Old 02-23-2010, 01:19 PM
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Default Re: 3M Safest Stripper (Please resist...resist)

I had planned of wraping this to finish off a BDP kit I recently aquired, but now I dont want to wrap over this, although it is just one year different than the BDP kit I have. I am looking for another floor tom now lol
This was a fun experiment. The 3M safest stripper didnt have harsh fumes, but the laquer thinner I used has very harmful vapors. it is bes to use it in a well ventilated area or even do it outside. Like I mentioned before. I tried Citrustrip safer stripping gel under a lug, and it soften the wrap considerably. I also tried Goof off 2 and it didnt do anything to the black paint. The 3M really works!
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1960's SONOR 12-16-20-14 blue slate pearl
1968 LUDWIG 12-13-16-22-14Sky blue P
1972 LUDWIG 12-13-16-22-14BlueVistalite
1972 LUDWIG 12-13-16-22-(14 impostor)BlackPanther "SOLD"
1964 Ludwig Oyster Black Pearl 22-12-13-16-14Supra "SOLD"
1969 LUDWIG 12-13-16-22-14 Citrus Mod "SOLD"
1969 LUDWIG Sexto-Plus 8-1 0-12-13-14-15-16-20-20-14 Silver Sparkle
60's Majestic Delux 12-13-16-22-14 red pearl
2009 Homemade Kids 8-10-13-16-12 Orange Sparkle
24 kits, 80 Snares, 65 Cymbals
Don't tell my wife!
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Old 01-02-2011, 12:45 PM
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Default Re: 3M Safest Stripper (Please resist...resist)

Ok here goes again. I got this 20" floor tom that is originally blue pearl and has been painted red. I want to strup the red paint off of this drum and make a statue stand out of it. I removed all the hardware and the wrap just completly fell off. I am going to lay it flat and strip it and see how it looks.
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1960's SONOR 12-16-20-14 blue slate pearl
1968 LUDWIG 12-13-16-22-14Sky blue P
1972 LUDWIG 12-13-16-22-14BlueVistalite
1972 LUDWIG 12-13-16-22-(14 impostor)BlackPanther "SOLD"
1964 Ludwig Oyster Black Pearl 22-12-13-16-14Supra "SOLD"
1969 LUDWIG 12-13-16-22-14 Citrus Mod "SOLD"
1969 LUDWIG Sexto-Plus 8-1 0-12-13-14-15-16-20-20-14 Silver Sparkle
60's Majestic Delux 12-13-16-22-14 red pearl
2009 Homemade Kids 8-10-13-16-12 Orange Sparkle
24 kits, 80 Snares, 65 Cymbals
Don't tell my wife!
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Old 01-02-2011, 12:55 PM
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Default Re: 3M Safest Stripper (Please resist...resist)

Ok the stripper is on. I got 10 minutes to go now.
This is much easier laying flat on the table.
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1960's SONOR 12-16-20-14 blue slate pearl
1968 LUDWIG 12-13-16-22-14Sky blue P
1972 LUDWIG 12-13-16-22-14BlueVistalite
1972 LUDWIG 12-13-16-22-(14 impostor)BlackPanther "SOLD"
1964 Ludwig Oyster Black Pearl 22-12-13-16-14Supra "SOLD"
1969 LUDWIG 12-13-16-22-14 Citrus Mod "SOLD"
1969 LUDWIG Sexto-Plus 8-1 0-12-13-14-15-16-20-20-14 Silver Sparkle
60's Majestic Delux 12-13-16-22-14 red pearl
2009 Homemade Kids 8-10-13-16-12 Orange Sparkle
24 kits, 80 Snares, 65 Cymbals
Don't tell my wife!
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