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Best Advice For Adhesive For Pearl Inlay On Bass Drum Hoop

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Glued down the loose inlay parts today. I started with some cement weld glue and it ended up not doing well and being very ‘gummy’ feeling. I ended up using Elmers Carpenter’s Wood Glue. Worked great and dried after about 6-7 hours. I cleaned up the inlay again with a Magic Eraser then taped them up to prep for sanding and wood putty if any is needed. Also got a new Fiberskyn PS3 reso head in today. A new batter head is on the way.

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I'd get the inlay out, then work on the hoops and inlay separately, but to each his own. Seems like a pain to tape the edges, then have to tape the inlay!
 

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Glued down the loose inlay parts today. I started with some cement weld glue and it ended up not doing well and being very ‘gummy’ feeling. I ended up using Elmers Carpenter’s Wood Glue. Worked great and dried after about 6-7 hours. I cleaned up the inlay again with a Magic Eraser then taped them up to prep for sanding and wood putty if any is needed. Also got a new Fiberskyn PS3 reso head in today. A new batter head is on the way.

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You are smart to take pictures of the “before” hoops to contrast with the hoops after you finish. I didn’t do that and now I wish I had. These hoops will clean up nicely with some sanding and wood filler.
I never thought to use a magic eraser. Interesting…I am enjoying this thread. Lots of good ideas.
 

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I'd get the inlay out, then work on the hoops and inlay separately, but to each his own. Seems like a pain to tape the edges, then have to tape the inlay!
I would have, but I didn’t want to deal with removing the staples that we’re holding the ends in place. The hoops have 2 or 3 sections of inlay with staples…some were holding the inlay down and some were not which got glued. It wasn’t too bad at all taping these up.
 

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You are smart to take pictures of the “before” hoops to contrast with the hoops after you finish. I didn’t do that and now I wish I had. These hoops will clean up nicely with some sanding and wood filler.
I never thought to use a magic eraser. Interesting…I am enjoying this thread. Lots of good ideas.
Quick question…Did you sand the final black coat before applying the clear coat on the hoops? So far I have my first tack coat of primer on. Used an old boom cymbal stand to hold them upright.
 

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Quick question…Did you sand the final black coat before applying the clear coat on the hoops? So far I have my first tack coat of primer on. Used an old boom cymbal stand to hold them upright.
If there are no drips and you are happy with the coverage then no sanding necessary . Move right onto the clear .
 

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Quick question…Did you sand the final black coat before applying the clear coat on the hoops? So far I have my first tack coat of primer on. Used an old boom cymbal stand to hold them upright.
I wiped The surface down lightly between coats because I was painting outside so I wanted to get any dust off. Other than that I didn’t do anything special.
 

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Today was sanding and applying coats of primer. I vacuumed the hoops after sanding with soft bristle attachment then wiped then down with a tack cloth before applying the primer. I'll gently sand these tomorrow (got a few runs) and will start applying the black enamel.
 

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Finally done! Are they perfect…nope. But I enjoy looking at these way more than the paint chipped hoops that once were. Plus, no more paint chips falling off the hoop every time I tighten/loosen the t-rods. Thanks for all the help and advice everyone!

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Wow! Those look great! If I walked by your drum set I would think that those are the original drum hoops in excellent condition. Very nice.
 

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Wow! Those look great! If I walked by your drum set I would think that those are the original drum hoops in excellent condition. Very nice.
Thank you! They still have lots of uneven spots, etc. I used zero wood filler. Up close you can definitely tell they are used, but from a few feet away they don’t look half bad. Thanks for all your help!
 

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They look sharp! I was nervous about all that paint on the tape because frankly, I don't trust the painters tape, but glad it worked out.
 


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