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What's the best way to get the dullness on the panels to shine like the rest of the drum.
It's the side facing the audience thats faded or dull.
When I washed the drums down,it shined then returned to the dull/faded look.
Is there a simple way to bring these panels back to life?
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What type of finish or covering is on your drums Pat ?
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What type of finish or covering is on your drums Pat ?

It's Black Diamond pearl ,1968.
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this is the bass,it's hard to tell from the pic unless you're on top or front of the bass or toms.
All the other panels have a nice shine on them.
Is there an oil or rub of some sort that could bring it to a sheen,by hand or by buffer?
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Novus

Thanks Ben!
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I've had very good results from these two Meguiars products. Hope that helps.

plastic cleaner http://www.meguiarsd...sp?T1=MEG M1708

plastic polish http://www.meguiarsd...etail/MEG M1008

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Thanks Ben and Rhythm,
what's the best way to do this-a drill w/ pad or buffing wheel??
i work w/ acrylic on a small scale,this is different to me.
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I've done most of it by hand. One drum I used a random orbit sander first and went through grits from about 400 to 1200, the novus 3-2 with a buffer, and novus 2-1 by hand. If you resort to using a power tool, go really light to start to be sure you don't remove too much of the top surface. You sure don't want to go through to the pattern underneath.
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I've done most of it by hand. One drum I used a random orbit sander first and went through grits from about 400 to 1200, the novus 3-2 with a buffer, and novus 2-1 by hand. If you resort to using a power tool, go really light to start to be sure you don't remove too much of the top surface. You sure don't want to go through to the pattern underneath.


I may do it by hand,i'd rather it be dull than ruined.
how should i go about it by hand?
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It's just a polish. Rub it on rub it off. Lots of elbow grease.
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It's just a polish. Rub it on rub it off. Lots of elbow grease.

Thanks Ben.
So it's Novus 2-1 I should purchase,many special clothes to use w/ it?
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It's just a polish. Rub it on rub it off. Lots of elbow grease.

Thanks Ben.
So it's Novus 2-1 I should purchase,many special clothes to use w/ it?
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Dude, you are stressing over nothing
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It's just a polish. Rub it on rub it off. Lots of elbow grease.

Thanks Ben.
So it's Novus 2-1 I should purchase,many special clothes to use w/ it?
Pat


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Dude, you are stressing over nothing


I really meant,is there any special cloths! LOL!
Thanks Buddy for your help!
Pat

Edited by shuffle, 27 January 2011 - 06:35 PM.

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That's funny!

Old Tee shirts are fine, both to wear and to polish with!
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That's funny!

Old Tee shirts are fine, both to wear and to polish with!

Cool,thanks Ben
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