Removing Remo Logo From Colortone Bass Drum Head?

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Anyone ever try to remove the Remo logo at the bottom of a colortone bass drum head (or off any colortone heads)?

While I'm confident that a swipe of acetone would remove the logo my concern is that it might also remove the colored tint in that area. That would pretty much ruin the head as far as the whole point of having such a head.

I guess I'm wondering whether the coloring is an integral part of the mylar they use or something like a coating or dye they add during the production which possibly can be obliterated if hit with the right (wrong) chemicals?

The logo is not that objectionable and I'd be okay with leaving it be rather than risk messing up the head...but, if I knew I could safely remove it I'd prefer to do so?

Any insights?
 

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can you try a lil acetone near the color where it won't be seen if it did remove the color?
 

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can you try a lil acetone near the color where it won't be seen if it did remove the color?
That's an option.

I was hoping maybe someone else has already done this experiment ;)
 

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I would think the color is on the underside to prevent it from transferring on to stick tips.
 

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I would think the color is on the underside to prevent it from transferring on to stick tips.
Good point.
It arrives tomorrow so I guess I'll find out one way or another.
 

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The colortones are all emperor (2 ply) heads. I would think the color would be in between the plies.
All the descriptions say it is "within the film" using their skyndeep technology. whatever that means....

Let us know what you find out.

curious minds want to know.
 
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That or the color is indeed added in the head material before molded?
 

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The Emperor Colortone is said to be made of two clear plies, so it would seem the colour is added using Remo's Skyndeep process.

 

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The colortones are all emperor (2 ply) heads. I would think the color would be in between the plies.
All the descriptions say it is "within the film" using their skyndeep technology. whatever that means....

Let us know what you find out.

curious minds want to know.
This would be my educated guess! I have a vintage Slingerland marching drum, with a Remo Sparkltone Parade batter (2-ply). The small flecks are clearly adhered to the inner ply, so I would suspect that the tint of the Colortone heads would also be on the inner ply. However, if it is, indeed, within the film, I would think it would not be removed with a small swipe of an acetone wipe. Hope we can find out for sure!

-Mark
 

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I guess I'll be the guinnea pig on this....LOL.

Who knows if acetone will even remove the logo. It usually does but sometimes it seems like they may have switched to a more imperveous ink that it can't obliterate.

My luck, the tint will come off but the logo will stay ;)
 

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Hi K.O.!

Yes, it looks like you'll have to be the guinea pig with this! And, we all thank you for it! We'll keep our fingers crossed that the tint will not come off...only the logo! Looking forward to the pictures!

-Mark
 

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I have a colortone single ply (powerstroke 77) so its definitely not between the plys. If you’re worried about ruining the look of a $40 brand new bass drum head I’m down to try removing the logo when I get home from work tonight. I’m not that worried about the looks of a snare head. I’ll report back later

edit. Just looked it up. It is a two ply head afterall, but pretty sure the film itself is tinted. I’ll let you know
 

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I have a colortone single ply (powerstroke 77) so its definitely not between the plys. If you’re worried about ruining the look of a $40 brand new bass drum head I’m down to try removing the logo when I get home from work tonight. I’m not that worried about the looks of a snare head. I’ll report back later

edit. Just looked it up. It is a two ply head afterall, but pretty sure the film itself is tinted. I’ll let you know
Cool, thanks!

I vagually recall, in one of the numerous videos I've watched about how drum heads are made, they mentioned running the polyester through a dye vat to color it. That is the cause for my concern because if so then the color is on the outside of the plastic and might be removable. That was years ago though so it might not apply to the colortones.

I guess we'll find out one way or the other.
 

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The logo itself seems to be printed on the top of inner ply, sandwiching the ink between the two. I gave up.
 
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Just unpacked my new 22" colortone head and, yup, the logo is on the inside.

Crafty Sons of Beaches!

I might have to figure out a sticker to put over it....it's just the principle of the thing.

It's a ported head though so I can't really rotate it too much to put my usual monogram over it . Hmmmm?

What's next? Is Sabian going to start laser engraving their stupid new "90's hair band" logo on the underside of their cymbals?
 

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What's next? Is Sabian going to start laser engraving their stupid new "90's hair band" logo on the underside of their cymbals?
Careful, don't given them any ideas.

I recently picked up a new Sabian crash with that logo on the underside and it does indeed make me feel like I should be playing at a skate park. The next time I go out, I'm getting some acetone to remove that thing.
 

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Not to start an argument, but this all seems like a ton of thinking/work to put into something that only you will notice. I confess, I've seen these threads before but dont get it. You leave the badges on the drum shells right?
 


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