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Old 02-11-2020, 12:58 PM
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Default Questions on Staining 70s Ludwigs

Hello again!

Iíve recently completely stripped some 1970 Ludwig drums that I had previously planned on wrapping, but Iím starting to think I may stain them up first and see how they look. It will be a lot cheaper and may look great!

SO, Iíve filled up 4 small drill holes in the rack Tom with some wood putty that is quite a bit lighter than the shell. I didnít care as before I was going to wrap them. I can just drill the putty back out and start over, but what is the best way to fill these holes if Iím going for a stain? The stain is going to be a dark walnut. I know using dowels is an option, but what does that process look like? Or, should I just get a putty that will match the shell a little better?

See pics below. One is a test patch of stain over a small area I had to use putty on. This area will be mostly covered with a lug, so Iím not worried. The other is the picture of holes I filled in the rack Tom that Iíll probably re-do. Give me your suggestions and share some pictures of your staining jobs!

Thank you!!
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