I figured this warranted a new thread, but this post in another thread inspired it:
When I was 20 and shopping for my first new kit, I was advised to avoid light-colored finishes because they'd turn yellow over time. I don't recall if I was ever told it was due to smoky environments, simple lack of cleaning from most people, UV rays, just the nature of the finishes, etc. So, Brentcn, do you feel your white sparkle tubs have faded just from being exposed to light, both indoor and outdoor? And, I would posit that the sun, through windows or not, will also fade a finish- I've had the spines of CD's and shirts/towels left exposed to sunlight in cars fade. To everyone else- who has experienced yellowing of light finishes (wraps or stains/paints/lacquers), or fading of any color/shade? What do you think caused it?Been playing a wrapped, white sparkle DW kit that has lived its entire life in a trailer. Each drum is in a separate SKB hard case. The wrap has yellowed somewhat from 10 years or so of stage use, but the wrap and seams are 100% fine, and will clean up to new if someone puts the time in. We're in Michigan, where summers often get hot and humid, winters are cold, and the temperature and weather change frequently. That trailer gets very hot, and it gets very cold!
It's the sun, and/or the greenhouse effect inside a car, that will wrinkle the wrap. If it's in a case, and in a trailer with no windows, you're good.