Removing an Old Drum Wrap
Drum wraps, according to many drummers, are a must have for your drums. These wraps can male your drums look awesome without costing much, and you can even get them customized according to your brand’s theme and name.
However, drum wraps, and any other skin, are prone to getting damaged. A damaged wrap can damage the aesthetics of your drums. So, whether you have a damaged drum wrap, or are simply looking to replace your old wrap with a new one for fresh looks, you can remove the wrap easily.
Here are some steps you can follow for easy removal of drum wraps. You can invest in one of the Rockskins drum wrap kits for easy installation of your new wrap after removing the old one.
Remove The Hardware First
You should start by removing the hardware, eyelets and lugs first from your drum. You can find easy to follow videos for this process online.
Get Rid of The Old Wrap
Once the hardware is removed from the drum, you’ll need to remove the old wrap installed on your drum. You can use any pointy thing (like a screwdriver) to tear the old wrap and then remove it. The wrap will be a bit difficult to remove if you’ve used the gluing method to remove it.
If you notice any type of damage to the drum, you can then soften up the glue with a hair dryer, and then remove it easily. You should also use a putty knife to make your way through the old drum wrap.
Install New Drum Wrap
Now when the old drum wrap is finally removed, you should prepare the drum shell for new wrap. You might need to remove all of the glue (if it was used) from the drum shell in order to prepare it for the new wrap.