I have been following your site on drum building. I do not have the time to do a self made snare or drum, but I do enjoy learning and seeing all the beautiful work people have done and shared over your site.
I was wondering, if you can help me about drum ‘fog’. Attached is my beloved Starclassic Exotic snare.
I bought this snare new about 2002 or so, and it has always been at the drum room, with my other snares and drum equipment. I find the fog very annoying to see and just do not know how it got there. Other drums in the drum room including a Super Classic Ludwig set, and other mostly wooden snares do not get the fog finish.
Is there anyway I can get rid of the fogs? If I redo the paint job, by a professional, will the wood grain be lost? (I understand it’s just an outer thin ply that they put there)…
Thank you for your time and help, if you can help. Very much appreciated.