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Old 03-29-2019, 09:12 AM
Robzildjian Robzildjian is offline
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Well I have now wet sanded through to very fine then novus 3 and 2 with a gentle electric buffer. It looks great. Not perfect but much better, with much of the yellow removed. What do you think? It was quite yellowed before. Itís shiny now but not really shiny. I wondering how to get a really good shine. More buffing with carnuba car wax? What do you guys do to get a real shine. Thanks!
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Old 03-29-2019, 09:35 AM
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Wow that looks pretty damn good I'd say. Yellowing of oyster black has never bothered me too much unless it looks dull. I have seen some sets where they lost a lot of that three dimensional pop. I also understand how it could be frustrating to have a set where only one drum is yellowed. I'm a tad OCD that way and that would bug me. I would love to see the process you are using done to a yellowed set of WMP Ludwigs. I love Ludwig WMP but I prefer it when it is really white. If not I would only like the yellowing if all the pieces looked the same.

I picked up a 1966 WMP clubdate a few years ago and scored the whole thing for $400. I kind of kick myself for selling it but it was all different shades of yellow. The snare looked the best, the bass and floor tom were pretty close with a fair amount of yellow and the 8x12 was really yellow. I would be curious to know how a process like yours would have treated the yellow on those. Unfortunately they are long gone.
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Old 03-29-2019, 09:54 AM
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Just gave it a serious buffing on one panel with novus 2 and the gentle mini buffer. 10 minutes continuos buffing. Really shiny and looks great. Thatís what it needs...
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Old 03-30-2019, 03:30 AM
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Itís my other BoP kit by the way. A 57 WFL. Iím lucky to have two of these wonderful kits.
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Old 03-30-2019, 07:04 AM
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Try 2000 wet sand as that’s the trick than 2300 compound than 300 finish buff
And final little glaze I guarantee brand new trust me that little glaze will even work now all from auto parts store
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once the brass ceases to glitter, and the drum looses its luster, and the stage remains dark, all you have left is the timbre of family.
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Old 03-30-2019, 07:20 AM
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Thanks Jaghog very helpful. What is glaze? Is that like car wax? Thx Rob
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Old 03-30-2019, 07:52 AM
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It’s finishing glaze from auto paint store or auto parts McGuire has one little dab will do you
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67 super classic champagne with 18 in ft




once the brass ceases to glitter, and the drum looses its luster, and the stage remains dark, all you have left is the timbre of family.
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Old 03-30-2019, 11:28 AM
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Thank you. I have carnuba wax. Is the glaze better?
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Old 03-30-2019, 01:45 PM
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Of course final show car shine
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Old 04-19-2019, 04:02 PM
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Thanks will try it.
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