Old 04-10-2016, 07:58 PM
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Glad to help. Fine kits well worth saving.
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Old 04-11-2016, 03:25 AM
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Hey JB... You have done for this kit what your namesake did for drumming as we now know it...

Great detailed restoration here... I can feel the love..

Cheers from Downunder.
Old 04-11-2016, 06:05 AM
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Hey JB... You have done for this kit what your namesake did for drumming as we now know it...

Great detailed restoration here... I can feel the love..

Cheers from Downunder.
Hi Longjohn.
Thank you for all your support and kind words. I'm just a curious young guy that loves drums and vintage stuff. It's a honor having this nickname.
I'm happy you can feel the essence of what I'm doing here.
Cheers!
Old 04-11-2016, 07:38 AM
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Now some quality pictures of final result







Old 04-13-2016, 09:43 PM
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Hope those cracks don't grow - because when those are cleaned up - they sure are gorgeous! Can't wait to see them all after you reassemble!
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Old 04-14-2016, 05:27 AM
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Hope those cracks don't grow - because when those are cleaned up - they sure are gorgeous! Can't wait to see them all after you reassemble!
Hi. When I get all the toms/bass drum polished, I'll clean the badges and grommet and try to clean the cracks to make them unnoticeable.
I am so excited as you to see the final result. After getting the shells polished I can assemble it. Only a few parts need to be cleaned such as tom holder and bass drum hoops. I'll clean the snare drum when get the rest of the kit assembled. Cheers
Old 04-14-2016, 05:30 AM
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Talking about the red "T" badges...
I will clean and polish them. I think they have a clear coat so I'm assuming it's safe to do it without removing the colors. Anyone can confirm this? Thanks
Old 04-14-2016, 12:31 PM
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I tried cleaning a Star made badge - it was the blue round one that simply just only says Made In Japan. Using a microfiber cloth with soapy water (Dawn/water) it really did a number on that badge. I regret cleaning it.

Not sure these Tama badges are the same (but it is the same company) - so BE CAREFUL. Do minimal cleaning as they already look like they are in good shape. I would rather have a dirty one with all its ink than a clean one with ink washed off.
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Old 04-14-2016, 12:38 PM
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I tried cleaning a Star made badge - it was the blue round one that simply just only says Made In Japan. Using a microfiber cloth with soapy water (Dawn/water) it really did a number on that badge. I regret cleaning it.

Not sure these Tama badges are the same (but it is the same company) - so BE CAREFUL. Do minimal cleaning as they already look like they are in good shape. I would rather have a dirty one with all its ink than a clean one with ink washed off.
Thanks for the input. I'll keep that in mind.
I think the badge has a clear coat, that makes it look shiny. The 16" floortom badge has some marks that I want to remove. I tought I could try the novus 1, or even the 2.
Cheers.

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Old 04-23-2016, 04:22 PM
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Today I finished the polish on toms and took some photos for you.
Tomorrow I will polish the bass drum.
Later I'll clean the air vents (grommets) ans badges. After that the shells will be ready to assemble.










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