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01 sunfire hey guys I am having a hard time removing drums?

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My solution would be to use a hammer or some likewise tool and tap on the side of the drum to knock the break dust and free the pads, then slightly tap on the end of the stud. Which should free the drums. Hope this was helpful, please rate. Thanks

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