Funny, after seeing this thread yesterday I decided to do some digging on the subject of refinishing drums and other wooden instruments. It turns out most of the things I read and watched on YouTube were far more simple than the things I learned about painting cars and a LOT less work than wet sanding an entire car or truck. Back where I'm from there's a well known painter (automotive) who only uses a roller then wet sands the entire thing down by hand and his reputation in town is second to none..but I HATE wet sanding because as a young bodyman I always got the task of wet sanding and it turns out I was really good at it. I didn't know that until I asked why I always got the s**t job of wet sanding and my boss finally told me everyone else really sucked at it and I was really good at it. That got me a nice raise, but didn't make me like wet sanding even one tiny little bit more..I still hate it, but it did get me thinking that I could probably put those old skills to work and start refinishing musical instruments and see where it leads me. It's not much to buy some scratched up old instruments to practice with and if I'm right it could lead to some decent business. The worst thing I can do is ruin some $20 guitar maybe.. Well, I guess I could piss away some time.. That would be a first for me. LOL
I figured it's time to change my signature so hold your breath. This is it.
Marty or Marty Farty if you feel mean.
Last edited by allpurpose; 09-11-2020 at 09:58 AM.