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JazzDrumGuy

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I have a vintage Ludwig 60's kit I will refinish but want to create the thermogloss finish, or something similar.  Is it just a glossy finished shell?  Is there anything else I need to do?  Was that nitro or poly?

I may have a pro woodworker do the job as my attempt would surely turn out poorly....any tips are appreciated....thank you.


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http://www.drumforum...mogloss-finish/

 

Hope this helps out.


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No hope, Mike - it totally did - thanks!  I have no spray booth or compressor.  I was going to do a stained poly that matches the original Ludwig mahogany finish. It would be slightly tinted a darker red like this photo.  Note the original mahogany under the finish on the right lower part.  That is my intended final result.  Thank you.

 

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This is just a couple coats of Poly over clear maple,  I think it's fairly close to the right color and was pretty easy.


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Blue, looks good.

I ended up doing a stain (3 coats) with 6 coats of satin poly over the mahogany veneer......it turned out pretty close to my above original snare color, but then I scored a Jazz Fest snare wrapped in chrome and stripped it to match the kit (it's almost done!)....thanks.....


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Blue, looks good.

I ended up doing a stain (3 coats) with 6 coats of satin poly over the mahogany veneer......it turned out pretty close to my above original snare color, but then I scored a Jazz Fest snare wrapped in chrome and stripped it to match the kit (it's almost done!)....thanks.....

 

Ah I missed that you were after the mahogany color, when I was thinking of the "Ringo" kit from the link someone else posted....anyways glad it worked 






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