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Old 12-24-2009, 12:16 AM
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Question Slingerland Copper Protection

First, I'm new to this forum and the greeting tells me to go to the Introductions Forum, which I cannot locate. That being said I'll start here..

I currently own a five piece Slingerland Copper wrapped set, it has a fair amount of pitting and scuffing and having read a lot of posts already I realize I probably can only make them look a bit better, but I'll never be able to restore them to new, unless of course I win the lottery.

I also have a line on a pristine 14 piece set fo Copper wrapped Slingerlands that If I get them, I would like to be able to protect them more than the lacquer coating can. I'm wondering if it would deteriorate the value of the drums if I were to apply the 3M Scotchgard Paint Protection Film?

It's just a wild thought going through my head so I'm interested in some more knowledgeable opinions on this. They are such beautiful drums I want to do everything I can to preserve them and still be able to play them with the band as they were meant to be.

Glad to have found this forum and I hope to utilize it often.
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Old 12-24-2009, 02:49 AM
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Stefan!

Those copper Slingerlands are such striking drums (no pun), what a neat set to own. Good luck on obtaining the larger set.

Yep.. these drums and restoration of them has shown up here a few times. It was very interesting to learn that the copper is a very, very thin layer on those drums. That certainly limits buffing and polishing options to completely non-abrasive materials.

I ran across this stuff.. http://www.nyalic.com/ might be worth a look. I have no experience with it but it sounds like a very tough, clear protective finish that sprays on and cures. The description talked about applications that would lead one to believe it is much tougher than a laquer.

If I understood the 3M guard, it is a sheet film that is applied. I suppose that might give you more options for removal if something goes south on you during applications. Your 3M recommended local installer.. http://www.jaguaroftacoma.com/ nice recommendation.

Sorry no good answers.. just something else to consider.
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Old 12-27-2009, 12:25 PM
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First, I'm new to this forum and the greeting tells me to go to the Introductions Forum, which I cannot locate. That being said I'll start here..

I currently own a five piece Slingerland Copper wrapped set, it has a fair amount of pitting and scuffing and having read a lot of posts already I realize I probably can only make them look a bit better, but I'll never be able to restore them to new, unless of course I win the lottery.

I also have a line on a pristine 14 piece set fo Copper wrapped Slingerlands that If I get them, I would like to be able to protect them more than the lacquer coating can. I'm wondering if it would deteriorate the value of the drums if I were to apply the 3M Scotchgard Paint Protection Film?

It's just a wild thought going through my head so I'm interested in some more knowledgeable opinions on this. They are such beautiful drums I want to do everything I can to preserve them and still be able to play them with the band as they were meant to be.

Glad to have found this forum and I hope to utilize it often.


You are dealing with a DEAD HORSE....
Slinger stopped making them in 84....They had a clear coat baked on finsh and as soon as the got scratched...it would start to turn color..and oxidise

If you ever try to take the copper off you will take the top veneer with it and probably ruin the shell. It was a reall tough time trying to find a glue that would keep the copper on and not interfere with the expansion and contraction of the shell..

I would forget about finding more pieces and play them....
I was with them from 70 to 85 and remember the first roll out of them...
Pretty but a reall drag
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Old 12-27-2009, 03:16 PM
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Default Re: Slingerland Copper Protection

Thanks for the responses, I may have to re-think my strategy here.
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First, I'm new to this forum and the greeting tells me to go to the Introductions Forum, which I cannot locate. That being said I'll start here..

I currently own a five piece Slingerland Copper wrapped set, it has a fair amount of pitting and scuffing and having read a lot of posts already I realize I probably can only make them look a bit better, but I'll never be able to restore them to new, unless of course I win the lottery.

I also have a line on a pristine 14 piece set fo Copper wrapped Slingerlands that If I get them, I would like to be able to protect them more than the lacquer coating can. I'm wondering if it would deteriorate the value of the drums if I were to apply the 3M Scotchgard Paint Protection Film?

It's just a wild thought going through my head so I'm interested in some more knowledgeable opinions on this. They are such beautiful drums I want to do everything I can to preserve them and still be able to play them with the band as they were meant to be.

Glad to have found this forum and I hope to utilize it often.
I would contact 3M.....they have an 800 number and are located in Minnisota
Before I did anything callllllll them...
NOW...Realize that all the copper sets had a clear finish on them...Once thats removed you are screwed...Even certain car polishes could take the protection off.....Call 3 M.......

If you really want to try it....Try on the underside of the bas drum of the current set....

We discontinued the copper set after 4 years because it was a pain..

If you try to removed the copper...aside from cutting your hands all up. You will probably pull the top layer of wood off. We use a contact cement as that was the only thing that would hold it on....We also had to scratch the surface up with a sander....
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Old 01-14-2010, 02:36 AM
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Default Re: Slingerland Copper Protection

Good suggestion, I may try that to preserve my existing set however I've since re-evaluated the pros & cons of getting the other set and decided it is not for me at this time. I do not really have the space to keep them and due to their fragile finish I don't want to risk destroying the finish by transporting them to gigs. They would find a better home elsewhere.

If anyone is interested in them please let me know and I will put them in contact with the owner.

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