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Old 04-27-2014, 09:14 AM
Immanufactorium Immanufactorium is offline
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Default Dream Come True Adhesive Remover

This forum has been a great help for some of my projects so I'm giving back. About a year ago I stripped a set of 80s Ludwig concert toms and could not find a suitable product for stripping the remaining adhesive. I had tried Citri-Strip, Zip-Strip, Xylene, Lacquer Thinner, etc. This stuff was very stubborn.

I have finally found something that attacked that adhesive like none other: Soy-Gel. It started working within 5 minutes and I simply removed it with a plastic scraping tool. After which I removed the residue with lacquer thinner. Very minimal time and effort was involved. Also, this product is very safe to work with.

-Eric
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Old 04-27-2014, 09:54 AM
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Oh? That is VERY interesting indeed. I will try that next time.
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Old 04-27-2014, 10:24 AM
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They say to use that to remove lead paint too...so that is good if you are working on old houses/drums...

I found it in Old House Journal a few years back.....
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Old 04-27-2014, 11:56 AM
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Great tip! I will also use that next time. Just like you it went through the ringer trying to find something that actually worked.
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Old 04-27-2014, 11:59 AM
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Thank you for the tip!
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Old 04-27-2014, 02:06 PM
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I’ve been using a similar product to remove multiple coats of varnish on a Camco set recently. I didn’t risk to leave the stuff sitting for more than 5 minutes so I had to repeat the process 2 to 3 times.

Great results and you avoid sanding too much from the outside ply.
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Old 04-27-2014, 02:53 PM
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Great tip, Thanks!

Looks like Lowes stocks Soy Gel.

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Old 04-27-2014, 03:10 PM
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First... to VDF!

Now, thank you for the tip! The hassle part of any rewrap job is always the adhesive removal. If this stuff works like you say it does, we'll all owe you a debt of gratitude.

Excellent first post! You can coast for awhile on that one! It was a goodie. LOL

Hope to hear more from you in the future... I'd like to see how the drums come out when you're done.

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Old 04-27-2014, 07:33 PM
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Yes, I hope that the product works well for others too. I did not enjoy using dangerous chemicals, and hoped for a safer solution. I will post more soon, but here are some quick shots of other concert drums I've restored: Slingerland 36" concert bass drum and 15" snare drum in red pearl. More detailed images to come soon, as well as a few other projects in the works.
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Old 04-27-2014, 07:40 PM
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Yes, I hope that the product works well for others too. I did not enjoy using dangerous chemicals, and hoped for a safer solution. I will post more soon, but here are some quick shots of other concert drums I've restored: Slingerland 36" concert bass drum and 15" snare drum in red pearl. More detailed images to come soon, as well as a few other projects in the works.
Nice work! love the wrap!
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