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I"ll play along! Those Pork Pies are intriguingly beautiful. I'm mostly a vintage-head, but these have a modern, tasteful & exciting thing going on that pleases my eye. I don't get to play around with nearly as much new stuff as you do, Murat, but I've been doing tech work at our local drum fest for a few years and part of the satisfaction of the job is unboxing all the kits and getting the first peek inside. Some of the DW artist kits have had outstanding wraps. Modern , yet kind of reminiscent of the peacock pearl stuff from the earlier 20th century. One of the kits that kind of grew on me was this Sonor Prolite in a finish that looks kind of like African batik. I didn't think i liked it, but it got stuck in my head, like a Carpenter's tune :happy6: The finish on the Ludwig kit shown was much prettier in person. WMP aged to butterscotch. I guess pearl finishes remind me of grandma's candy bowl or fishing through her button jar.

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A very good friend who is an auto paint specialist recommended a change from DuPont IMRON as my spray-on finish of choice. He recommended the "House of Kolor."


The assortment of colors and products offered by this company is outstanding. The products are expensive, but the finishes produced are top-notch.
I didn't know that Imron was still offered. In the 1960s-1980s my father, besides being a farmer, was an avid aircraft trader. When one of the little Cessnas or Beeches or Pipers that he traded needed a complete paint job, it fell to my brother and me to do the stripping and painting. Imron was rightfully considered to be THE aircraft paint of the time because of its longevity and resistance to the elements. We sprayed bucket after bucket of Imron through those years.

I haven't painted for several years now, but I suspect that your friend's House Of Color advice is right on. Since the 1960s HOC has been known as the pick of custom car paints. Yep, it is very, very expensive, but the results are typically of first rate.

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I played a clear DW performance kit yesterday and each drum had different color Remo clear head - purple snare, red, blue & green toms and orange bass! It was interesting and better than just boring clear.......

I gotta say I am loving my recently acquired '68 WMP Ludwig Super Classic kit - the WMP is still very vivid & pearly, but has aged a little so it's creamy, too.....yum!!!
I'm not a fan of bright WMP but aged it's a whole 'nuther story.....
 

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I loved that butterscotch marine pearl fade wrap that Gretsch offered a few years back (actually called Espresso Burst) along with many other remarkable finishes I've seen here and elsewhere including Tama's recent Seafoam Green offerings.


While it's certainly not for everybody - this Masteredge kit I bought at NAMM 20 yrs. ago still trips my trigger.







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I didn't know that Imron was still offered. In the 1960s-1980s my father, besides being a farmer, was an avid aircraft trader. When one of the little Cessnas or Beeches or Pipers that he traded needed a complete paint job, it fell to my brother and me to do the stripping and painting. Imron was rightfully considered to be THE aircraft paint of the time because of its longevity and resistance to the elements. We sprayed bucket after bucket of Imron through those years.

I haven't painted for several years now, but I suspect that your friend's House Of Color advice is right on. Since the 1960s HOC has been known as the pick of custom car paints. Yep, it is very, very expensive, but the results are typically of first rate.

GeeDeeEmm
DuPont still offers ImRon on a special order basis. I still like its flexibility after the cure cycle.
 

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I like it Murat. I don't know if it's something I'd go with but it is certainly nice! All the weirdo finishes are fun! Those INdE sparkle are amazing!
 

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