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Old 10-02-2017, 06:53 PM
CTMichaelV CTMichaelV is offline
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Default Removing pitting and polishing a 1913ish CG Conn Snare

Need some help on this.....
I recently picked up a 1913'ish CG Conn Snare that is either NoB or CoB.
It has some dirt and light pitting on the shell and I want to shine it to bring it back to life.
I've done a lot of restorations on shells but never to a NoB or CoB and I really don't want to ruin this drum due to it's potential beauty and I have been searching for one for a long time.
I am fine with leaving the inside of the shell "as is" and the lugs and tension rods have already cleaned up beautifully with Rustaway and a light polishing compound. I do have a 4" buffing wheel I can use. But I was not sure if I do that what rouge would I use?
So experts, please give me some guidance here.
Here are some pictures of the shell.
Michael
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Old 10-03-2017, 07:56 AM
cuquito717 cuquito717 is offline
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Default Re: Removing pitting and polishing a 1913ish CG Conn Snare

To clean that baby up what is used is what is called paste rouge you can buy a kit at Home depot or Lowes Here I have posted a photo of what kit looks like. Also buy a can of Paste wax and numerous pads for buffing do not mix rouges on pads when applying

This come with 3 different paste you are going to use the Black paste to remove all impurities in metal such as pitting and old lacquers.

Once that is done use red to clean up drum

Then use white to polish up.

Make sure you do this out side it lets go lots of dirt. Once drum is polished apply paste wax and buff it out. Here you have some photos of the work that I have done Befor and after and a lu of photos from my fb page. https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?...7114875&type=3
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