I acquired this classic set of Gon Bops from 1978 3000 series a couple of weeks ago. This set has matching numbers, no cracks or repairs and the bearing edge is nice and round, original to the bone including bleached skins.
IQ300, 9 3/4" & IC300 10 3/4".
I decided not to do a Total restoration on these. I did absolutely no sanding on the shells. Cleaned up the hardware with good old elbow grease, #0000 steel wool on the crown, plates and lugs, turtle wax rubbing compound on the bands, did not have to remove them, soapy water on the heads and finally, Old English wood cleaner for dark wood with Scratch Cover on the finish, two coats. I am VERY satisfied with the results as It turned out great!!!! I think that these are keepers