Vintage Drum Forum the best vintage drum forum on the Internet - Vintage Drum History - Vintage Drum Questions

Go Back   Vintage Drum Forum > Restoring Vintage Drums

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 12-31-2019, 09:41 AM
backwater channels backwater channels is offline
Contributing Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: UK
Posts: 75
Default Removing rust stains from white interior of vintage Ludwig

Hi all
I'm in the process of cleaning up a 1968 Ludwig kit that I have recently purchased and inside of the kick drum shell there are a number of small stains on its white painted interior where some of the bolts for the lugs have rusted slightly. What would be the best way to remove these rust stains without causing any damage to the original white painted interior?
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 12-31-2019, 01:06 PM
jccabinets jccabinets is offline
Vintage Drum Guru
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 6,283
Default Re: Removing rust stains from white interior of vintage Ludwig

I would try a damp cloth with some dishwashing detergent like Dawn, lightly scrubb. Don't soak it and get water in the holes .
__________________

Thank you!
Jeff C

"Enjoy every sandwich" Warren Zevon
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 12-31-2019, 05:48 PM
OddBall OddBall is offline
Vintage Drum Guru
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Boston MA.
Posts: 6,391
Default Re: Removing rust stains from white interior of vintage Ludwig

Quote:
Originally Posted by jccabinets View Post
I would try a damp cloth with some dishwashing detergent like Dawn, lightly scrubb. Don't soak it and get water in the holes .
I don't think he can,.... rust burro's. Maybe fade it, but if they rusted from under to top, he wont.
__________________
It`s a drum,.....Hit It !!

.....76/#XK9207 Phonic Sound Machine D454/D-505 snares !i
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 01-02-2020, 05:53 PM
backwater channels backwater channels is offline
Contributing Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: UK
Posts: 75
Default Re: Removing rust stains from white interior of vintage Ludwig

Quote:
Originally Posted by OddBall View Post
I don't think he can,.... rust burro's. Maybe fade it, but if they rusted from under to top, he wont.
So little hope for removing these rust stains?
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 01-02-2020, 06:35 PM
Mo Tonkie Mo Tonkie is offline
Vintage Drum Guru
 
Join Date: Apr 2015
Location: S of Nash
Posts: 629
Default Re: Removing rust stains from white interior of vintage Ludwig

I'd try a cloth dabbed with some vinegar or with CLR if that didn't work. Something acidic should work.
I'd test an area that was hidden to make sure that paint wouldn't be removed.

Last edited by Mo Tonkie; 01-02-2020 at 06:42 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 01-03-2020, 12:51 AM
vyacheslav vyacheslav is offline
Vintage Drum Guru
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Cincinnati, OH
Posts: 1,540
Default Re: Removing rust stains from white interior of vintage Ludwig

I would just lightly clean those spots and then just leave them as is. Personally, I would just get new, slightly larger washers to cover up the rust spots.

I know you may be trying to keep everything original, but has anyone ever walked away from a sale because a few rusty washers were replaced with new on the inside of the bass drum?
__________________
"The worst thing to happen to drums from the 60's and early 70's was the 80's!"-clubdate64
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 01-03-2020, 04:07 PM
jccabinets jccabinets is offline
Vintage Drum Guru
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 6,283
Default Re: Removing rust stains from white interior of vintage Ludwig

Quote:
Originally Posted by backwater channels View Post
So little hope for removing these rust stains?
Have you tried any of these ideas?
__________________

Thank you!
Jeff C

"Enjoy every sandwich" Warren Zevon
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 01-06-2020, 12:31 PM
jccabinets jccabinets is offline
Vintage Drum Guru
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 6,283
Default Re: Removing rust stains from white interior of vintage Ludwig

Well? ??????????????
__________________

Thank you!
Jeff C

"Enjoy every sandwich" Warren Zevon
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 01-06-2020, 04:39 PM
backwater channels backwater channels is offline
Contributing Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: UK
Posts: 75
Default Re: Removing rust stains from white interior of vintage Ludwig

I tried cleaning the rust stains on the onside of the shell earlier today with a rag and vinegar and it certainly has taken the worst of it off but not completely, and it did take a long while with repeated working on the areas. Haven't tried the suggested CLR or equivalent product yet but may give that a go.

I also tried soaking the the tension rods and rusty screws etc in vinegar over night and found this to be really effective, quite surprising how much rust it was able to remove.
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 01-06-2020, 08:15 PM
OddBall OddBall is offline
Vintage Drum Guru
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Boston MA.
Posts: 6,391
Default Re: Removing rust stains from white interior of vintage Ludwig

Car wax those bolts and screws so they don't start rusting again.
__________________
It`s a drum,.....Hit It !!

.....76/#XK9207 Phonic Sound Machine D454/D-505 snares !i
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:38 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright 2009 VSDwebdesign