I was recently changing the heads and noticed some bubbling of the lacquer finish. I wanted to know how bad it was so I removed all of the hardware. The finish was blistering, cracking, and peeling in numerous locations. I decided to remove the current green finish and restain the shell in ebony and clear lacquer.
I also wanted to finally have matching hoops so I ordered some new die cast hoops.
For some reason I did not take any photos during the process, but here are some before and after shots.