I have a 9x13 B/O badge concert tom that I got in a large shell acquisition. It's basically useless to me. However, I wanted to strip it to practice some painting/finishing techniques (duco and bursts) for a few upcoming projects. I thought it was wrap, but it was much harder than that. I think it was cortex - stiff, hard and inflexible - and it took nearly 2 hours to remove using a heat gun and a 1" chisel......what a pain! The good news is that there was no shell damage and the virgin maple is white and nice! However, anyone have a better solution to remove this stuff in the future?