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KCDrumDad

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I have the opportunity to buy some three year old Ludwigs which have suffered some heat related wrap bubbling.  Each drum has a single long bubble about half a panel away from the seam (see picture).  I would be buying these because of the wrap - reissued Galaxy Sparkle - so saving the wrap is key.  I have read about various approaches, but most seem to apply to vintage drums.  Any ideas on a three year old wrap offered by Ludwig?  I only have one shot at fixing these, so need to be relatively sure it is going to work.  I don't really want a set of new drums that I need to rewrap.

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Update.  I decided to pass, so no longer need ideas on how to fix them.


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Bumping an old thread.

 

Got a used kit in the same finish as galaxy sparkle and the bass has bubbles too. Any idea how to smooth it all out? Hair dryer?


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I think a hair dry would just exacerbate the problem. I think two things are going on with heat bubbling: the glue failing and the wrap expanding. I can't imagine any way back from that.


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Must have been something with the wrap or the backing? I have two drums with this wrap from a few years back. They also have the bubble thing going on. Strange.

 

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Every time I've seen bubbling of a wrap, it's always been either solid Black or Black Diamond Pearl. And now, this Black Galaxy Sparkle. Coincidence?


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