Todays find Slingerland Tangerine Satin Flame

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Looking great in natural light! Unfortunately, many of these drums with satin flame wraps lead a rough life! They stain and scratch easily. Over time, dust, dirt, smoke, etc, falls into the surface and must be cleaned from time to time. You've taken such a kit and brought it back to wonderful condition! And, you've rescued a satin flame kit in a rare color! Whether you decide to keep them, or not, you've done a great job on the restoration!

Attached is a picture of my 1967-68 Cusatis 4N that I had back in 2003, along with the catalog picture. I know how much work goes into cleaning satin flame wrap!

-Mark
 

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Looking great in natural light! Unfortunately, many of these drums with satin flame wraps lead a rough life! They stain and scratch easily. Over time, dust, dirt, smoke, etc, falls into the surface and must be cleaned from time to time. You've taken such a kit and brought it back to wonderful condition! And, you've rescued a satin flame kit in a rare color! Whether you decide to keep them, or not, you've done a great job on the restoration!

Attached is a picture of my 1967-68 Cusatis 4N that I had back in 2003, along with the catalog picture. I know how much work goes into cleaning satin flame wrap!

-Mark
Your kit is beautiful. Great job, and thank you for the kind comments.
 
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I certainly got lucky they're just scratched and stained in areas. I havent found any cracking or webbing in any of shells so far.
 

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Another thing I noticed on this set is the placement of all the drilling, mount placements, and badge placement. They're horrible.
 

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One treatment on the bass drum. I'm definitley gonna hit this one again. I was able to get the black gunk off that you see in a rectangular shape in the above picture. Little goof off and about 30 minutes of scrubbing it.
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Every drum together completely clean. I'm gonna let the bass drum hardware soak til tomorrow morning and get it cleaned up and installed. I need hoops and heads.
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Ray: I tip my toupe to you! Those drums look about 10,000X better than the "before" pictures. They look amazing. EXCELLENT job!! Hey here is an idea for you....White Hoops. Personally, I think white hoops would look so different and cool with that wrap. You could do it on the cheap, too. Just get a pair of natural wood hoops, sand and paint satin white.
 

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Ray: I tip my toupe to you! Those drums look about 10,000X better than the "before" pictures. They look amazing. EXCELLENT job!! Hey here is an idea for you....White Hoops. Personally, I think white hoops would look so different and cool with that wrap. You could do it on the cheap, too. Just get a pair of natural wood hoops, sand and paint satin white.
Thanks, much appreciated. Scrub a dub dub. White hoops eh? I'm too big of a fan of chrome to do that, although it may look pretty cool.
 

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Your beautiful tangerine Slingerland Buddy Rich big-band kit deserves this Jimmy Dorsey song, "Tangerine". Buddy, you may recall, played for Tommy Dorsey's orchestra for many years:

 


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