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Old 04-04-2017, 08:09 PM
OddBall OddBall is offline
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The washer picture was more to show how bad the rust was. The humidity was trapped inside and before I tried removing any of the hardware, I wanted to ask for advise to make sure I wasn't going to get in a situation where the head of the bolt would break off and it would be a nightmare to fix it (none of that happened.
Once again this is my first "attempt" at a drum restoration and I thought maybe someone who would have had trouble with a breaking bolt head would have looked at the photo and told me "try this instead of a more obvious method to remove the hardware".

But all of the hardware is now off the drum and i'm starting to clean the inside paint.
That`s good thinking and a great approach.

You`re at the right site, their are plenty here that have done many resto`s.

New washers and screws were suggested. That`s good advise, the old one`s will rust again and ruin the resto. If you go clear inside, the rust will go in the grain.
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Old 04-04-2017, 08:52 PM
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Default Re: Ludwig Pioneer. Water damage

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That`s good thinking and a great approach.

You`re at the right site, their are plenty here that have done many resto`s.

New washers and screws were suggested. That`s good advise, the old one`s will rust again and ruin the resto. If you go clear inside, the rust will go in the grain.
Thanks, and I look forward to learning a bunch of tips and tricks, and maybe one day i'll be able to be the one helping! But for now: watch and learn.

Patience is a virtue, right?

Sorry in advance if I flood you guys with a lot of stupid questions. I try searching the forum for previous threads before asking anything, just to make sure it hasn't been asked many times before.
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Old 04-04-2017, 10:23 PM
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I`m seeing electrolysis taking place. The non ferrous metal is coming into contact with steel/Iron. I don`t know which metals are which, but it`s tell tale signs are there.(Brass badge steel grommet for instance)

After you clean all the hardware, you will see missing pieces of plating. Those will quickly rust up again in a few months. The best way to delay that for a long time is to use liquid car wax and polish a bit. Unless you re-plate, you will need to re wax every now and again.
Wouldn't the grommet be brass on this one originally?
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Old 05-08-2017, 08:14 PM
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I did a post on a variety of methods for cleaning up the wrap. I am still going to try the Oxy-Clean peroxide method but so far, for me, the lacquer thinner and Soft scrub seemed to work the best to remove yellowing. I just did one that looks just like yours and 2-applications worked great (be careful as the mixture is highly flammable and really stinks up the house with the solvent smell, this drum cost me a nice dinner out for my wife because of the smell)
After that Novus 2 with a buffer then carnuba wax to shine it up.
I have recently found that the vinegar soak then a scrub down with aluminum foil works great on the lugs and tension rods. I don't recommend it for the springs, screws and washers, I use Mothers chrome cleaner and polish. After that I always use carnuba wax. Like our gurus say, I agree, replace your screws and washers, they are pretty roached out. Nick Hopkins web site sells them pretty reasonably.
Looking forward to seeing your post of the progress.
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