Best way to get residue off drumhead after peeling off beater pad

RyanLovesDrums

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Just tried taking off an Aquarian Super-Thin beater pad off a clear powerstroke 3 bass drumhead and it didn’t all come off and left some residue. Anybody know the safest way to get it off? Thanks
 

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I’m guessing Dawn would be safe but don’t know how effective.
 

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Warm it with a hair dryer and it should just ball up when you rub it with your fingers Barring that, Lighter fluid. But don't use the lighter! Lol.
 

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I’m guessing Dawn would be safe but don’t know how effective.
That would definitely probably be safe. I read WD-40 works and tried it once and it worked but not sure if it would damage the head or not. So I was just trying to see if anybody had a better idea. Maybe I’ll just try Dawn.
 

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Mayonnaise. just a little dab on a paper towel or something.

Some mild dish detergent after that to get the oily stuff off.

Trust me on this. Thank me afterward.
 

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I just sprayed some WD-40 on it left it on there for a few minutes and then lightly scrubbed it off and everything came off. I did it while it was on the bass drum tensioned up which is probably good too. Maybe I’ll try your guys methods next time. Oh yeah I also put a little damp cloth to get the WD-40 off just to wipe everything down and then dried it off
 

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I also had to take off an Aquarian kick pad last year and had the same issue. I remember reading somewhere about using liquid butane as a great way to get rid of the (aftermath) adhesive. I bought it then and it was excellent. You put it on and it wipes the adhesive right off. Leaves no residue or staining. It's not greasy like WD-40! The head was perfect and undamaged. I tried it on a clear head.
This stuff:
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Just chiming in here to say you all made me happy that you are taking those g0$%mn patches off of your bass drum heads.
 


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