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Post Mon Jul 29, 2002 11:04 am

Another challenge

Again I must lean on my friends for some advice. I have been asked to letter a large drum for a local Highland Band.

What paint is used? I assume vinyl is out!

will a drum skin take a vinyl mask? or must it be all hand painted?

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Post Mon Jul 29, 2002 1:30 pm

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Good morning, Gray! We've done a large number of logos on bass drums over the years, including our own. Film has always performed better than paint because it flexes a bit better, unless you have access to "GripFlex" paint. The trouble with GripFlex is that's it's not super opaque.
If you use film, make sure it's premium. I also assume that the drum isn't being struck on both sides, no?


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Post Mon Jul 29, 2002 2:18 pm

Thanks Rosemary, not seen the drums yet, don't know if it's double sided or not, but I'm encouraged to know vinyl can be used, cast vinyl right?
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Post Mon Jul 29, 2002 2:28 pm

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Yes, ONLY cast........no extruded.


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Post Tue Jul 30, 2002 12:50 am

Hi Gray, I've lettered a few drum skins for pipe bands. I've never had any problems useing vinyl. Rosemary has more experience than me as I've only been in the business a dog watch but I have done them with a callendered vinyl. Mostly avery 700 high performance. The only thing we found with them was we were worried about damaging the skin with all the squeegeing as they seem fairly fragile. We dont get the whole drum just the new skin. I have a round board that I made for doing soft wheel covers that we used to get them nice and flat, seems to work quite well.
Hope this is of some help to you. One guy we do them for had been going to another sign company for years so there doesn't seem to be a problem with vinyl lettering.
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Post Tue Jul 30, 2002 2:22 am

thanks, I'll be getting an old drum to test it on. I'll try it out.
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Post Tue Aug 06, 2002 12:10 pm

I'd sggest you use a banner grade vinyl for this . I've done quite a lot of them . Banner vinyls are much thinner and more flexible and have less tendecy to damp the sound .
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Post Tue Aug 06, 2002 4:31 pm

Thanks Teejay, the drum doesn't have a "skin" like the bodhran (Irish drum) it seems a type of synthetic stuff.

You must know if you have done them before, OK I could use banner NP thanks
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