Well dang, how to remove this stain from Camco Oaklawn

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I bought an Oaklawn kit from a wonderful gentleman who had decided to put DW gaskets ("cookies") under the lugs of the 14, 16, and 20. He hadn't gotten to the last drum, a converted Tuxedo to Aristocrat 12", and I decided it should have these gaskets as well. (Yes the grommet on the badge is wrong, to be fixed later!)

Today, I decided to remove the gaskets (the tensions rods never felt quite at the right angle,) and to my horror, they left a stain of some sorts.

I've only tested minimal cleaning via paper towels, warm water with detergent, rubbing alcohol, and WD40, and none of the black stuff is coming out. Am I screwed? This kit has huge sentimental value.

Thanks in advance.

Cheers,

-nico
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possibly prep-sol but have to be extremely careful, can you see the black ring with the lug on.
I wouldn't even bother. play em.
 

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Aren't the Camco lugs round "like" DW (I know they are precursors)......so why do I see what appears to be a long lug indentation between the holes?
I've had DW drums with rubber gaskets - they are full circles, and have never left marks on wrapped or wooden drums. Very odd. Plus, they look even and like they've gotten into the stain??? I don't see how it would have seeped into the finish and so evenly. Very odd.

Anyway, I guess I need better pics, but I would try either rubbing alcohol on a q-tip, Magic Eraser sponges very lightly dampened w/water, hydrogen peroxide on a q-tip, a pencil eraser or vinegar on a q-tip, then report back.......

EDIT: I guess Tuxedo means single centered lugs, right?
 

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I've used Meguiar's Ultimate Compond to restore lacquer finished shells. Great for removing light scratches and surface marks...

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Aren't the Camco lugs round "like" DW (I know they are precursors)......so why do I see what appears to be a long lug indentation between the holes?
I've had DW drums with rubber gaskets - they are full circles, and have never left marks on wrapped or wooden drums. Very odd. Plus, they look even and like they've gotten into the stain??? I don't see how it would have seeped into the finish and so evenly. Very odd.

Anyway, I guess I need better pics, but I would try either rubbing alcohol on a q-tip, Magic Eraser sponges very lightly dampened w/water, hydrogen peroxide on a q-tip, a pencil eraser or vinegar on a q-tip, then report back.......

EDIT: I guess Tuxedo means single centered lugs, right?

I believe the poster mentions that this was originally a center lug drum that was converted to the round lugs.
 

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That's the problem with rubber lug protectors on Lacquer finishes.

The same thing happened on a yellow 8x12 Gretsch tom. I removed the tom mount bracket to fly it off of a RIMS mount. The rubber leached into the lacquer. Ended up repainting the drum.
 

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Geez...if WD40 didnt work, thats a tough one. Maybe try plastic polish, like some of the guys above have suggested. I'd try a Magic Eraser as well.
 

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Thank you all for your responses. It does appear that a chemical bond has formed between the "biscuit" gasket and the (mercifully not original) finish. The marks are smooth to the touch. I don't mind the gaskets, but I was a bit surprised to see the marks when removing the lugs!
 
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I found the same gasket gunk under the lugs of my 2016 5x14 black beauty - suggestions for removing from metal shells?
 

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Were they factory gaskets or something homemade? I would hope drum makers would be more selective in their choice of material.
 

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Little bit of Comet maybe?!
try it report back..
 


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