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Old 06-07-2016, 01:30 AM
GAR GAR is offline
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Yes, careful with it. I used a Jobmate 10A heat gun, very slowly and a putty knife, outdoors.
Kind of pressure the wrap off the shell instead of scrapping it off. Lift it from the shell

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Old 06-07-2016, 04:33 PM
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Im assuming this is not the recommended method.

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Old 06-07-2016, 05:34 PM
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I generally use a heat gun,lol - But I also try and re-use old wrap when I can. Especially for patch work, or making a matching snare,tom,etc..
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Old 06-10-2016, 09:50 PM
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Today I picked up a Wagner heat gun. Super cheap but rates well online. I look forward to giving it a whirl tomorrow!
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Old 06-10-2016, 11:09 PM
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Own Wagner's. They start slow but get pretty darn hot.
Have a brick or something fireproof to set it on when still hot but not in use.
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Old 06-11-2016, 09:15 PM
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Well I got my heat gun yesterday as I mentioned yesterday. I wouldn't share this with everybody but tonight I almost burned my shop down! I seem to recall after someone saying to make sure you use the heat gun outside. I wanted to practice on some other shells before starting my Bonzo kit so I got some another project out that needs the old wraps removed. Things were going really well. I had a few holes start where it got to hot and started smoking. But nothing major until suddenly a big flame shot up. Then after that another shot up even bigger!!! I was freaked out but kept cool and grab the shell off the rack I had it hanging from. When I pulled it down it hit the lawn chair sitting next to it. I immediately grabbed a towel that I had near by in case and put the shell out and then the arm of the chair. It was a good lesson and I'm glad it wasn't worse than it was! I posted a pic of the cleaned up mess. Good news is the shell should be fine! The really really good news is my shop didn't burn down and thankfully no one was hurt. I moved things outside after this and finished the shell with no issues.

I think I was just getting to close and stayed in one area to long........obviously! This is why I practiced on some other shells first. Please don't beat me up to much over this. A lesson was learned!

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Old 06-15-2016, 07:34 PM
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Had some time to put into the Bonzo kit today. Things are coming along. I learned today that cortex doesn't catch on fire as easily as regular wrap. Not one fire the whole time I did this. It went surprisingly smooth. Only a little outer ply loss that I'm sure I can touch up. The whole drum took me about 3 solid hours. I was taking quite a few water breaks because it was hot and muggy as hell here in MI. The one spot where the mount goes does concern me a bit because there isn't much solid wood there between the screw and the leg holes. Any thoughts?

Hope to get to the two FT's soon. I feel like I have my process down now. I think I may be able to do it faster with an extra set of hands helping to run the heat gun while I use the blade to remove a section.

Also the heat gun I got is a Wagner. Was $23 at Lowes and it works just fine.

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Old 06-16-2016, 03:48 PM
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Normally I use a paint stripper to remove glue residue. Especially when it's as thick as it is on these shells. Just curious what other people are using to remove glue residue?
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Old 06-16-2016, 04:47 PM
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Glad you didn't burn the shop down! Enjoying your updates.
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Old 06-16-2016, 06:54 PM
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Glad you didn't burn the shop down! Enjoying your updates.
Thanks man!
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