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Old 05-05-2020, 12:34 PM
JohnBonham JohnBonham is offline
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Is it safe to use on wood finish painted shells?
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Old 05-05-2020, 08:12 PM
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Is it safe to use on wood finish painted shells?
No, it only works well on covered shells.
About 5 years ago, a friend had an early 50s Gretsch Name Band kit with a matching 6.5 snare! Although the FT was a late 50s Slingerland in Red Sparkle, the reason he sprayed them. ☹️ They were sprayed gold back on some pot trip in the 60s. Needless to say it was quite a project. Over 50 hours! I came up with a method that worked excellent! It was expensive and while the owner appreciated it, he had no clue what it took to get them to the restored beauty they became.
400 grit until you see wrap.
600 to make most of the paint gone.
1000 to smooth it out.
1500 to smooth it more.
2000 gives it a more polishable finish.
Then, a headlight restoration kit. 1-2-3-4, the 4 is like 5000 grit.😆
Then Novus 2 and 1 for the shine.
All by hand, about 6-8 square inches at a time! Blisters, blowing dust out of your nose, sweat, and some blood too!
Good luck!
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Old 05-06-2020, 01:22 AM
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... Needless to say it was quite a project. Over 50 hours! I came up with a method that worked excellent! It was expensive and while the owner appreciated it, he had no clue what it took to get them to the restored beauty they became. ...
Thanks for the detailed description, schmegeggie! Beautiful restoration.

/Magnus
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Old 05-10-2020, 03:47 AM
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Hello Magnus,
Here it what I did. I called 3M company and asked them what would work for this project. They suggested 3M Safest Stripper. ...
I've e-mailed 3M in Sweden (where I live) and asked about this product. Fingers crossed now, for its availability in the EU.

Best,

Magnus
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Old 05-12-2020, 01:21 AM
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No success with the 3M product. 3M Sweden just told me that they don't offer this product in Sweden, nor do they find it anywhere else at the moment, including the US...

/Magnus
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Old 05-12-2020, 06:54 AM
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Hello Magnus,
This product is sold at Lowes and may be the same thing. Dumond Smart Strip. I would call the company and ask them if its the same. Hope it helps. I didn't know they discontinued the 3M product. Round Badge
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Old 05-12-2020, 07:00 AM
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Here is their company link. I believe it is the same product. Located in France.

https://dumondchemicals.com/home-pee...art-strip.html
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Old 05-12-2020, 01:46 PM
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Here is their company link. I believe it is the same product. Located in France.

https://dumondchemicals.com/home-pee...art-strip.html
Thanks so much, Round Badge, I will check this up.

/Magnus
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Old 07-09-2020, 10:08 AM
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Magnus, if you care to take the time, and your heart is set on it, if you can find the 3m or similar product here in the U.S., I'd be more than glad to get it and send it to you. Problem is, because I have no experience, will both of our postal systems allow shipment of the stuff? D.
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Old 07-10-2020, 01:57 AM
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Magnus, if you care to take the time, and your heart is set on it, if you can find the 3m or similar product here in the U.S., I'd be more than glad to get it and send it to you. Problem is, because I have no experience, will both of our postal systems allow shipment of the stuff? D.
Hi Dean,

That is a more than kind offer, thank you so much. However, I too doubt that these products are allowed in the EU and that that is the reason why they are not available here...

At the moment, I am considering having my kit rewrapped. Or, to just let it be. It sounds great as it is, even though it looks kind of naff.

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Magnus
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