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Old 05-31-2021, 01:41 PM
ec_curtis ec_curtis is offline
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Hello friends I was just wondering if there is a product you can get for your drum room window to protect your drum sets from harmful sunlight that will fade your wrap?

Thankful for all or any info!

Curtis
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Old 05-31-2021, 03:09 PM
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Hi Curtis!

I moved last year and after setting up my "drum room", I realized that I was getting bright sun hitting some of those drums in the media cabinet. I found a local window tinter who does automotive, residential and commercial. He recommended a silver-backed tint that doesn't cut out the light, but eliminates UVA and UVB rays. This same film also comes in a goldish tone. Three levels of blackout were also available and I picked a tint that blocks no light. I now wish I would have cut down on the light a bit, but at least there are no damaging uva and uvb rays to ruin the finish on the drums!

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Old 05-31-2021, 09:30 PM
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Hi Curtis!

I moved last year and after setting up my "drum room", I realized that I was getting bright sun hitting some of those drums in the media cabinet. I found a local window tinter who does automotive, residential and commercial. He recommended a silver-backed tint that doesn't cut out the light, but eliminates UVA and UVB rays. This same film also comes in a goldish tone. Three levels of blackout were also available and I picked a tint that blocks no light. I now wish I would have cut down on the light a bit, but at least there are no damaging uva and uvb rays to ruin the finish on the drums!

-Mark
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Old 06-01-2021, 12:03 AM
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Thank you for the reply Mark!
I hope this helps you out!

-Mark
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Old 06-22-2021, 09:29 AM
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That's what I was thinking of doing too Mark, some kind of window tint.

Did you purchase/install the products yourself or did you have him come install them? Is this something that consumers can purchase/install ourselves? Where do you get the material etc? More info would be helpful!

Also, does anyone know of a car wax or finish that blocks UVA/UVB rays that we could apply to our drums?
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Old 06-22-2021, 10:41 AM
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That's what I was thinking of doing too Mark, some kind of window tint.

Did you purchase/install the products yourself or did you have him come install them? Is this something that consumers can purchase/install ourselves? Where do you get the material etc? More info would be helpful!

Also, does anyone know of a car wax or finish that blocks UVA/UVB rays that we could apply to our drums?
Hi V!

I had a local company install the window tint. While I'm sure you can find this window tint locally, it does take some experience to install properly. Have you ever seen cars where the owner installed the tint themselves? It usually ends up all bubbly, etc. Having an experienced installer do my tinting cost me $50 per window, but it was well worth it!

-Mark
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