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  1. Drummer Dave

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    Default Powder Coating my Cymbal Stands

    Hey im thinking of powder coating my cymbal stands black. Does anyone know if its expensive and if powder coating is what should be done to paint cymbal stands???

  2. Watch it, I bite!

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    Quote Originally Posted by spade_drummer
    what should be done to paint cymbal stands???
    Not doing it in the first place.

    Paint WILL chip easily on something that goes through a lot of wear and tear like a cymbal stand.

    If you really want black stands cheaply, RMV makes stands out of special material that's black. They sell for around $85 and have an awesome quality.


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    agreed...

    nothing looks worse than black hardware that some of the black has chipped away, leaving black hardware with shiny spots all over it.

  4. pink panther

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    will they powdercoat pearl stands tho?
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  5. the end of faith

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    powdercoating stands in any way isnt a good idea vanilla coke. the paint hasnt got much to stick to, like if you were painting wood or plaster. its just, metal.

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    had to laugh...
    powder coating a stand is about as good an idea as making coke vanilla flavored!

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    Painting stands should not even be cosidered on anything other then a 100% stationary kit. If you gig at all, they will chip.

    Powdercoating is the way to go, but to do it right will be VERY expensive. It requires sandblasting the chrome off and dissasembling the stands completley, then cleaning the holes and threads and reassembling. Powdercoting is MUCH more durable then paint and while its not chip proof, it will not wear through like paint will. I priced out having stands done and was told around $125.00-$150.00 per stand.

    It would be far cheaper to simply order any of the Pearl stands in black. They come plated which is very durable as well but it too is NOT chip proof. Even with a 40% upcharge it would still be less then having them coated.
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    Slip, do you know for certain if Pearl are offering black stands again? Last I heard, they wouldn't do them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JerkDaGherkin
    Slip, do you know for certain if Pearl are offering black stands again? Last I heard, they wouldn't do them.
    They are definatley available. There are pics on the Music Messe page.

    They take a long time to get though. All the new hardware including snare stands is available in black.
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  11. I deserve this...

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    One other problem I've noticed even with plated chrome is the tendency to rust if improperly cared for. I learned the hard way with my old Pacific double pedals, which had rust spots all over them before I cleaned them and sold them. You can bet I'm taking care of my Cobras.

    Weathering's a *****, all right.
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