Rejuvenation treatment for my Giovannis

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Rejuvenation treatment for my Giovannis

Postby Chtimulato » Sat Mar 07, 2020 1:14 pm

Here they are, at last.
Traditional crowns, swedish bull skins, heatgun - the varnish is in fact a kind of plastic, which chipped away with the heatgun - 4 sandings (120, 180, 280 and 500), 10 coats shellac on the tumbadora, 20 (yes, 20 !) on the tres dos. And this is it.

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Re: Rejuvenation treatment for my Giovannis

Postby Juaort » Sat Mar 07, 2020 2:00 pm

Jeez Chtimulato! They look amazing brotha! The skins look killer, the shells are beautiful and the traditional rims just belong on there. One of a kind LP Gios. That’s great work. How long did they take you to complete overall?
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Re: Rejuvenation treatment for my Giovannis

Postby Chtimulato » Sat Mar 07, 2020 5:05 pm

Thanks.
It took about one week each (my 2 weeks winter holidays).
For each drum, one hour, one hour and a half stripping, and the same for sanding.
Then, though shellac mostly dries relativeley quickly, I had to wait a little because we have winter by now, so let's say one day per drum too.
And then, wrestling with the bull skins (it took me 4 hours for the tumbadora !), and 4 to 5 days drying.
I could perhaps have done the preparing (stripping, sanding and "shellacking" quicker, but I had a lot of things to do at the same time.
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Re: Rejuvenation treatment for my Giovannis

Postby Greensail » Fri Mar 13, 2020 7:45 am

Wow Chtimulato! Very nice work. Gives me hope for my Gios one day. I was impressed with your subsequent standings. 500 grit!! The shellac looks great. Certainly yours now look way better than new. And importantly, I am certain, sound way better with the new skins. I was looking closely and found myself thinking...man he must have been wrestling those. Congratulations and enjoy.
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Re: Rejuvenation treatment for my Giovannis

Postby Chtimulato » Fri Mar 13, 2020 9:43 am

Thank you. :)
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