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Old 09-24-2014, 10:45 AM
Olimpass Olimpass is offline
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Default Ludwig Super Swing 3903

Working on little by little for a clean up of this Ludwig Super Swing mod# 51.
What should I do to clean up the inside that looks like possible mildewed spots?
I did start on the wrap with a little rubbing compound which seems to be working nice.

Any input would greatly be appreciated. Thanks in advance!






link to other pics...http://www.vintagedrumforum.com/showthread.php?t=40914

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Old 09-24-2014, 06:36 PM
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Default Re: Ludwig Super Swing 3903

Such a cool snare drum~! Looks like its coming along nicely. Not sure on the mildew spots but maybe start with a damp soft cotton rag and see how easy they come off. Careful around the date code. BTW your fix on the wood hoop is excellent!! Hope someone has some good advice on the mildew spots for you. Good luck~!
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Old 09-24-2014, 07:11 PM
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Add a little Clorox to the water. Be careful around the stamp seconded.
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Old 09-25-2014, 11:06 AM
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Default Re: Ludwig Super Swing 3903

Thank you Glenn for the info and nice comment!

Thank you OddBall that did the trick! It even made a hidden 7x14 and what looks like the number 20? written inside the drum show up. The other little specks are just some paint that is flaking off.




some pics of Lug cleanup....


Can't wait but wanna take my time.
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Old 09-25-2014, 02:40 PM
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Default Re: Ludwig Super Swing 3903

Beautiful snare! Can't wait to see pics of it when she's all cleaned up and put back together.
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Old 09-28-2014, 05:27 AM
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Done! I think it looks great.









Thanks to all input and help about this drum!
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Old 09-28-2014, 08:32 AM
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No worries mate, we share info all the time here. That is one awesome drum and I can`t believe those hidden numbers were staring right at us.

That SS is very hard to clean and the fact it`s on scrap newspaper that says Labor Day all over it had to mean something.
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Old 09-28-2014, 09:05 AM
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No worries mate, we share info all the time here. That is one awesome drum and I can`t believe those hidden numbers were staring right at us.

That SS is very hard to clean and the fact it`s on scrap newspaper that says Labor Day all over it had to mean something.
Thanks OddBall!
Yeah, I went into "Labor" mode to get this finished.
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Old 09-28-2014, 10:53 AM
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Beautiful drum, nicely done!
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Old 09-28-2014, 11:01 AM
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Beautiful drum, nicely done!
Couldn't agree more. Great job bringing that one back. How about a short sound file? I'd really love to hear what that drum sounds like.

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