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2 pics of my "feeble attempts" at making pedals :)

10/9/2000 7:09 PM
Johnathan Foy
2 pics of my "feeble attempts" at making pedals :)
here are 2 pics of 2 pedals i being a basic fuzz and the other is an amz switchbox w/ led i'm sure you'll see my painting and labeling aren't too great! :)  
anyways here is what they look like...  
warning...the pics are rather large and i apologize for that...i scanned them on my scanner seeing i don't have a digital camera yet...  
fuzz ---->  
switchbox (which looks better imho) --->  
Johnathan Foy
10/9/2000 7:33 PM
Yes, the pics are a little large but they look good to me.
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10/9/2000 7:34 PM
Mark Vitek

They look awesome - are those electrical junction  
10/9/2000 10:19 PM
Johnathan Foy

yeah those are RACO junction boxes i got at LOWES hardware store...a pain in but sorta to drill but work great! :)  
Johnathan Foy
10/9/2000 10:27 PM
Johnathan Foy
cleaning the junction boxes
i forgot to mention my "process" painting these...  
ok first of all i use this stuff called Bar Keeper's cleans porcelain, copper (GREAT for cleaning pcb's), steel, and etc...  
well of course junction boxes are steel...and it seems they have this funky oily residue and the junction box flakes little piecs of steel off...not large but really small flakes...  
but i use this to clean kinda preps it..but then i sand it...then i use the Bar Keeper's Friend stuff again...then dry it off of course then spray w/ primer about 2 coats...then whatever color of paint you want...  
take this advice if nothing can tell a HUGE difference between the cheap paint and the good stuff like krylon or rustoleum (rustoleum having the best results)  
i'll have to try to rustoleum primers too maybe i'll get a better finish...  
i hear several varying opinions on this but...those who use the old toaster oven to "bake" the paint on your pedals do you do this when the paint is still we, when it's dry to the touch or what?  
just curious as to how you did this...  
Johnathan Foy
10/9/2000 10:57 PM

I bake the paint right away for about an hour at about 150f.  
Some colors, like yellow, have better results than others of the same make! I've had everthing from amazingly smooth and professional looking surfaces to the pits.  
10/9/2000 11:41 PM

Auto paint works well. You can get it in just about any colour imaginable and they come in small tins. You could do that many effects boxes with the one colour I don't think you'd run out for a long time with a small can  
And the pain is fairly good quality (hey, they use it on cars)!  
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