How to Fix Damaged Lacquer

reelzman

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Does anyone have any experience fixing damaged lacquer? It's been suggested that I "re-float" the lacquer...I'm extremely versatile with woodworking but have never heard of this.
I have a Yamaha MCAN kick (sparkle) with the issue. It seems to be a thickness of a couple of playing cards that has separated in one spot. Any help would be appreciated.
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I can almost slip a playing card into this split.
 
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If it is real nitrocellulose it is relatively simple if it is a clear coat. If you have to match a color then that is a bit more work. Lacquer melts and bonds to itself. Just tape off the area around the damaged area and spray and build up new coats. After you build up enough you’ll have to sand and polish it back to level.
 

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I have some deep scratches in a lacquer drum. I'm thinking I'll fill them with super glue.

I'd like to hear how anyone has successfully addressed this problem.
 

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Does anyone have any experience fixing damaged lacquer? It's been suggested that I "re-float" the lacquer...I'm extremely versatile with woodworking but have never heard of this.
I have a Yamaha MCAN kick (sparkle) with the issue. It seems to be a thickness of a couple of playing cards that has separated in one spot. Any help would be appreciated.
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Might have a couple of gouges on the bass drum but in general it is more accurately described as scuffing rather than scratches. In the worst areas you can feel a divet. This IS lacquer, not a wrap.

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"Lacquer" is such a general term nowadays and drum manufacturers use it to describe any spray on finish. It makes identifying the best repair method difficult. I'm interested to see how you make out with this.
 

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For me, I would use automotive clear touch-up brush, or Behlen guitar luthier spray.
 


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