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Old 09-19-2021, 02:21 PM
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Many years ago Ludwig marketed a rough coat spray to re-coat drum heads which they eventually discontinued, but I am not aware of the availability of such a product now.

I was just in my basement looking for some paint and ran across a spray can of
Rust-OLeum's Frosted glass arousol spray coating used to provide a semi-transparent coating for privacy such as in bathrooms. If sprayed on in multiple coats it builds up and may provide a rough surface for brushes. I sprayed it on a glass panel on my basement door window to test the idea. Moments after spraying it did have a rough feel to it. I will wait a while and re-spray and check again. I'll find an old drum head later and test on the mylar surface.
Dudley!
That is the kind of thinking "outside the box" that I really appreciate! What a great idea, sir! Please let us know how your experiment turns out. Thank you for sharing!!!
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Old 09-19-2021, 04:08 PM
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Seems like I got a textured surface on the glass window that could work for brush work. I've had the can of spray for a few years so I don't know if being aged influences the application. Durability is another factor that would need playing
time to determine.
I am now coating a drum head (it would be rather difficult to play on the glass window with brushes ), using a clear snare head as my test.

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I sprayed a few coats on the drum head to build up the thickness of the coating. It will develop a rough surface which, depending upon how many coats and how thick each coat is, this spray coating may work.

I suggest performing your own test on an old head proceeding slowly with a thin coat, allow for dry time, and then check to determine if another coat is desired. Apply additional coats according to your personal preference.
Good luck and report back both positive and negative thoughts or findings.

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Old 09-20-2021, 02:40 PM
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Thanks, Dudley! You are a true innovator!
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Old 09-20-2021, 02:57 PM
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Thanks, but hold that thought until you try it or someone else reports back.
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Old 09-24-2021, 08:49 AM
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I inspected the drum head today, (which I have not yet mounted and tensioned/stressed it), I found flaking around the edges. I'm not surprised as I thought it might due to the rippling effect that occurs around the edges where the mylar is form bent to pass over the drum bead and near the metal rim of the drum head. My concern now is will the flaking spread towards the center of the drum head or within the playing surface.
I also had an after thought - I wiped the surface prior to spraying, but without any other prepping. I'm wondering if I should have performed a light sanding of the surface before spraying to achieve improved adhesion. I will keep experimenting.
I also thought if it's possible to place very fine sand in the paint if the particles were small enough, but that would necessitate brushing and not spraying. Which also lead me to think of speckled spray paint, and if it wouldn't be too thick and/or too rough.
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Old 09-25-2021, 06:14 AM
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Thanks for the update, Dudley! Please keep us informed of your progress. Thanks.
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