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Old 07-05-2006, 11:23 PM
Sarif_One Sarif_One is offline
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Default Restoring Finish on a 1960's Ludwig Kit?

Heya folks. New to drum restoration though I've done a good bit of work on vintage guitars.

My drummer has recruited me and my band to aid in restoring his vintage Ludwig kit. Here are the kit details:

66 Kit dated from serial numbers
Gold Sparkle Finish
All Original Hardware and Lugs

Anyway! We're currently working on restoring the bass drum. All of the lugs and hardware have been removed and cleaned (the rust was removed and the metal was polished).

Underneath the hardware we found that the finish was a great deal more lustrous than on the rest of the shell. Add onto this the fact that in one spot there is a small crack and there are a few scratches on the shell. We'd like to restore and correct all of this if possible but we're not positive how to start.

Any way to restore that lustrous shine to the shell for starters?
Anything to be done about the crack?
Any good way to remove the scratches?

Thanks for the warm welcome. Please help out if possible!
~ Robare ~
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