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Hey JC! Either you're having too much fun with this project...or you're losing hair over it! Regardless, I can appreciate how this becomes a personal challenge to you!

-Mark
 

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Jc: I can see that youre a perfectionist, and thats great, but let me tell you that your colors are great. Remember.....you are doing the comparisons without the lugs, hoops, rods and heads. All those are a natural diversion to the eye.

I think your colors are going to be awesome. Do your clearcoat and build em!!

Awesome job!!!!
 

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Looking good Jeff. Don't forget to factor in stage lighting. If you're at home appearance is secondary to sound and if you're gigging there will be colored lights on them. I know you're shooting for a perfect match but there are limits. If you ordered a new painted or stained tom from Gretsch to add to an existing set you'd be lucky if it was that close.
 

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Excellent point from KO.......I have seen plenty of commercially painted drums that dont match 100%.
 

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Looking great
How do you think they'll dry?
Once the lacquer flashes off they look a tad less shiney and not so wet looking. At the time of this post they look too satin so I'm thinking on one more clear coat with 1/3 satin and 2/3 gloss. It's definatly a different look between freshly sprayed and dried to touch.
 

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I will say, it's daring trying to match that color paint! I'll just lean towards wrap or the occasional stain/oil job. Obviously, you have a keen eye. It's hard to see much difference. :thumbup:
 

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Keeper! I think that the black bass drum hoops are also possibly throwing the shade issue off a little. Take the bass drum hoops off so the dark glare of the hoops don't affect the comparison.

Regardless, I say it is a match and you have a kit for the rest of your life. Now go and play them!

Great job.
 

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Jc: Thats a keeper! Remember that the mounted tom matches the floor tom exactly, and thats what the eye will gravitate to when the set is set up. You have a great looking set...go enjoy them.

Great restore job on these, bro!
 

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What about shooting a coat of blue over the bass drum wrap? This way you know they'll match......????
 

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Coming together, I still think it's too satin. I might have to spray again
 


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