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

Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 08-19-2007, 06:39 PM
Apostrophe' Apostrophe' is offline
Join Date: Aug 2007
Posts: 37
Default Re: Pain stripping

Hi there, I used wet sanding paper when I rubbed the paint of my 1963 WMP Ludwig. The result is excellent and the paper I used to get the paint of was P400 and then P1200 to get a really smooth surface on the wrap. Try on a little spot under a lug or something to get the hang of it and I suggest you have a piece of cloth, a towel or something to wipe with when paint starts dripping of the drum. To get the shiny glossy finish back I used Autosol All Purpose Metal Polish with a really good result.
Reply With Quote
Old 08-21-2007, 03:04 PM
patrick patrick is offline
Vintage Drum Guru
Join Date: Oct 2005
Posts: 504
Default Re: Pain stripping


I have a set of old 60's luddies that had been painted in the seventies. Pink on the outside, red on the inside, along with urethane over the paint.

I knew I was going to re-wrap them, but just wondered whether I could strip the paint and how the old wrap would look. So I put the Poly Super Strippa to the exterior paint. The wrap finish was harmed by the stripper, the streaky and kind of punky in spots. But I was planning on taking the wrap off, so, my experience suggests that you will damage the underlying wrap with something as aggressive as a paint stripper.

Good luck.

Reply With Quote

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 02:34 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright 2021 VSDwebdesign