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  • #16
    I still say sand that ****************er.
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    <img src="images/misc/quote_icon.png" alt="Quote" /> Originally Posted by <strong>thegumbootman</strong>
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    <div class="message"><font size="1">I managed to not say the word &quot;****************&quot; until I was 18<br />
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    In primary school when my friends discovered swearing, I thought &quot;I've never said the f-word before. I'm never going to say it&quot;. I wanted to say it when I got older (mostly because my friends would nag me about saying it), but I just didn't want to end the streak of not-saying it<br />
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    I ended up accidentally saying it to my girlfriend at the time. I said &quot;Someone told me that Ben got with a really fat girl and he titty-****************ed her&quot;<br />
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    • #17
      just buy one of the polished zvex sized boxes off smallbear and redrill and rehouse it?

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      • #18
        just buy one of the polished zvex sized boxes off smallbear and redrill and rehouse it?


        Easy way.

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        • #19
          Do NOT SAND IT OFF!.

          Try to remove all the guts form the pedal so you are left with the enclosure only. Use some fine / extra fine steel wool and wet sand the screen print off of the pedal. You could use something stronger then water if you like. Laquer Thinner or Paint thinner will do nicely.

          Steel wool will not scratch the pedal enclosure to all hell like sand paper will. Once the new artwork is completed you will need to clear coat it so it doesnt chip right off by looking at it. There are a bazillion options in the clear coat world.

          In regards to clear coat technique one thing you should do is wait a liberal amount of time in between coats and lightly "sand" with afore mentioned steel wool. Do not use a lot of pressure. You are just creating a surface for the layers to bond. This will give you a chalky look. Dust the pedal off and reapply second coat. Baking the paint at very low temperature will strengthen the coating. For a small pedal like a Zvex even placing it under a desk lamp ("about 12") over night will help strengthen the coating.


          I'd say this is generally good advice unless you can find out what type of paint or screening ZVex uses and use the appropriate stripper / solvent to remove it.

          A couple of minor points: Technically, sanding with steel wool is still sanding, and depending on what grade of SW you use, it can still scratch. oke: And if you're going to use steel wool, I'd recommend opting for the synthetic kind - it tends to not leave small pieces of metal particles behind. If you DO use steel wool, make sure you clear those off completely before doing the next coat of paint as SAL suggested. And use a fine grade (000-0000) to help prevent scratches.

          Personally, I'd try hitting it with lacquer thinner and (synthetic) steel wool (or Scotchbrite pads) as Brian and SAL suggested. Do it with gloves on, outdoors (good ventilation is important - don't be breathing that stuff) and DON'T SMOKE while doing it. Follow a few common sense safety precautions and there's no reason why you can't use solvents safely. I can't imagine it would take more than 15-30 minutes to get it completely cleaned off.
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          • #20
            And if you're going to use steel wool, I'd recommend opting for the synthetic kind - it tends to not leave small pieces of metal particles behind. If you DO use steel wool, make sure you clear those off completely before doing the next coat of paint as SAL suggested. And use a fine grade (000-0000) to help prevent scratches.

            Personally, I'd try hitting it with lacquer thinner and (synthetic) steel wool (or Scotchbrite pads) as Brian and SAL suggested. Do it with gloves on, outdoors (good ventilation is important - don't be breathing that stuff) and DON'T SMOKE while doing it. Follow a few common sense safety precautions and there's no reason why you can't use solvents safely. I can't imagine it would take more than 15-30 minutes to get it completely cleaned off.


            Aside form doing custom car / motorcycle finishes in my day and countless projects like this at work I just did this to a pedal of mine...

            Stripped like your 17 year old mom at the *dance* club.

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            • #21
              Solvent.
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              • #22
                Aside form doing custom car / motorcycle finishes in my day and countless projects like this at work I just did this to a pedal of mine...

                Stripped like your 17 year old mom at the *dance* club.



                sal did you get your dmm robo'd?
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                <img src="images/misc/quote_icon.png" alt="Quote" /> Originally Posted by <strong>Naterel</strong>
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                I went to see Richard The Third starring Kevin Spacey at the BAM theater last night and you were there, I waved and said I loved you in Phantoms. You did not wave back or acknowledge me, I thought we were homeboys but I guess not. Also you're much shorter in person.<br />
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