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hector48

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I got a Yamaha Tour custom kit, which is a maple shell and natural satin finish.

They don't make an 8" tom in this series, but there is a Yamaha stage custom in 8" with a natural gloss finish.

It is birch, but it has the same hardware as the Tour custom.

 

If I get the gloss birch shell, is there a way to dull the lacquer finish to more closely match the maple satin shell?

 

I know with guitar finishes you can lightly buff a satin finish to get some gloss, but I want to go the other way.

From gloss to satin.

 

So, bottom line.

Starting with birch gloss natural shell.

Want to make it look like a maple satin natural shell.

I realize it's never going to be 100%, but with a small tom, it shouldn't be too obvious.

 

 


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MillerMav

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Probably just wet sand with around a 2000 grit and then scuff with 000 steel wool.  As long as you always go in the same direction it should come out pretty good.


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Thanks.

What exactly is "wet sanding"?

Are you just making the sand paper damp with water?


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Ahhh - the beauty of YouTube.  Lots of videos there, though I cannot say which work better than others.

 


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Thanks for the video.

That looks simple enough.


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I figured something like that.......nice video, thanks!


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