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A quick update on this project - before/after pics below. It's my second resto project and I couldn't be happier. The drum sounds even better than it looks (RK aficionados nod knowingly).

DFO members proved once again to be unbelievably helpful throughout. Sincere thanks to vintagemore2000 for the Slingerland lesson and sage advice on cleaning, Torydrum for the tip on Maas Metal Polish for nickel and Dave H. for the Nu-Finish recommendation (found on a nickel cleaning thread here on the Forum).

Also indebted to JR Richley for parting with a couple of RK snare bridges he'd been sitting on for a long time. Thanks, brother. You just took this drum up a few notches.

Michael
3/20/11

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I picked up a beautiful Slingerland snare this week and need some DFO advice before digging into this one.

Here's what I know:
- 6 1/2 x 14 WMP snare
- Nickel over brass rims
- Black/brass Chicago badge
- 3 pt. strainer
- Gates are a bit rusty and some rocket surgeon painted them black somewhere down the line

Here's what I don't know:
- Any tips/product recommendations for cleaning up the nickel?
- Ideas for removing the paint from the gates without damaging them?
- Ideas on when this drum was manufactured?

Thanks in advance for any/all advice.

Michael

Edited by Saladdaze, 20 March 2011 - 07:47 PM.

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vintagemore2000

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A beauty for sure..This is a Slingerland Hollywood ace model, here is a link to it. http://www.vintagedr...and-snares1.jpg and to your badge also. http://www.vintagedr...e_1_badges.html

Edited by vintagemore2000, 05 March 2011 - 07:36 AM.

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Saladdaze

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Thank you, Vintagemore2000. Those are very helpful (and bookmarked) links.

Michael
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Michael, always glad to be of help, man those are killer sounding snare drums you have there sir.if your snare wires are toast on your Radio king Hollwood ace Puresound makes good snare wire replacements, here is a link to the very one you'll need. http://store.daddari...are_-_16_Strand
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Saladdaze

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Those are the ones I picked up as replacements! Thoughts on cleaning up the nickel?
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Give this a look. http://www.vintagedr...tage_snare.html
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Glad we could be of help! :-D I use the MAAS Polish when I have a bad rust or tarnish problem but the Nu-Finish is CHEAP at Big Lot's & does a great job on everything. :idea1:

Dave Huffman :occasion5:
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Very nice resto there, Michael. Always happy to help with suggestions.

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