The Pedal Finishing Thread - Painting, Coating, Drilling, Envirotex, etc

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  • Adam_MDAdam_MD Frets: 2925
    Looking good.  

    Odd that the methylated spirits was removing some of the tayda powder coating though I’ve never had that with enclosures from anywhere else.  Might be an indicator of the quality.

     I haven’t used one of the tayda ones yet so I’ll let you both know if I have the problem with mine.  
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  • PhiltrePhiltre Frets: 741
    The Tayda enclosures are, I think, not so top notch as a real Hammond, but where else would you get a nice shocking pink one for around £4? =)
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  • SteveFSteveF Frets: 234
    Adam_MD said:
    Looking good.  

    Odd that the methylated spirits was removing some of the tayda powder coating though I’ve never had that with enclosures from anywhere else.  Might be an indicator of the quality.

     I haven’t used one of the tayda ones yet so I’ll let you both know if I have the problem with mine.  
    Yeah, didn’t happen with the silver one, just the black.  The Hammond one from bitsbox didn’t have any issues either.  To be fair I had to wipe it a LOT. ET was basically pouring off the sides of that one. 
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  • Paul_CPaul_C Frets: 4303

    I paid the price for my cavalier approach to finishing ;)

    Using the Plasti-Kote,which has sat on a shelf for a long time has proved to be a big mistake, so it's all coming off and I'll start again, without the pink this time.

    It looked ok when I sprayed a little on a white paper plate I was using to spin the enclosure round on, but after a couple of coats it went a little yellow and refused to dry even after 3 days.

    Because I'm going to go back to bare metal before spraying white primer the whole thing should look a lot tidier when I'm done, so it's not a complete disaster.
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  • Adam_MDAdam_MD Frets: 2925
    That sucks Paul I really loved how your enclosure was turning out.  Good luck with round 2  :)
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  • OctafishOctafish Frets: 1040
    edited May 6
    Great thread, as mentioned the boxing and finishing often takes the most time. I've got a backlog of graphic-less pedals due to my eagerness to build, hear and use.

    Here's a couple I've had a go at this weekend, on left is a trapezoid enclosure I picked up to stick my Buzzotron (excellent fuzz, my favourite at the moment) circuit in. I wanted it to hav ethe silver box look so went for minimal art with a Brass Ete reference. The other is for the Escebedo Tripple Fuzz I just knocked up, based the graphics and name on the band Goat's first album artwork. My camera's crap with indoor pics!

    https://i.imgur.com/8wCTNMq.jpg
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  • PhiltrePhiltre Frets: 741
    @Octafish The Goathead looks sort of like a neon meate dream ;-) How did you do them?
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  • OctafishOctafish Frets: 1040
    Indeed, fast and bulbous =) ! They're clear vinyl with with quite a few coats of Hycote clear gloss laquer, great weather for spraying at the moment.

    I'm quite pleased with how the Goathead has come out. Can be a bit hit and miss sometimes, but I do like the look of the of colour printing on clear vinyl over the silver of the bare enclosure. I will try Envirotex at some point, but I am put off a bit at the amount time spent watching and attending to it and, although not as tough, I've been getting good results from spraying. 
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  • PhiltrePhiltre Frets: 741
    Bulbous also tapered!
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  • SeshSesh Frets: 866
    Tin Teardrop would be a great name for a pedal.
    Can't sing, can't dance, can handle a guitar a little.
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  • OctafishOctafish Frets: 1040
    Tin Teardrop would be a good name for a ring mod. Maybe 'Orange Claw Hammer' for a compressor or 'Bat Chain Puller' for a delay...
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  • PhiltrePhiltre Frets: 741
    Good ideas. Bat Chain Puller....hmmmm....I'm building another Fuzz Factory...
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  • OctafishOctafish Frets: 1040
    ..cos one Fuzz Factory's never enough! That's another one I've built and boxed, but yet to stick any grapics on.
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  • PhiltrePhiltre Frets: 741
    One's never enough. Nor two... when this 2nd one is done I'm planning a 3rd one with a 3 way switch with different caps for a Double Fat Fuzz Factory,
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  • OctafishOctafish Frets: 1040
    Shatner's Basson (Buzzotron) finished and fitted up.... 

    https://i.imgur.com/ajiz2gQ.jpg
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  • PhiltrePhiltre Frets: 741
    edited May 8
    I had to look up "Shatner's Bassoon"

    Looks great!
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  • OctafishOctafish Frets: 1040
    Ha, ha, cheers I guess It would have been more appropriate name for a delay unit...
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  • SeshSesh Frets: 866
    Octafish said:
    Tin Teardrop would be a good name for a ring mod. Maybe 'Orange Claw Hammer' for a compressor or 'Bat Chain Puller' for a delay...
    But what would a Booglarizer do?
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  • PhiltrePhiltre Frets: 741
    Sesh said:
    Octafish said:
    Tin Teardrop would be a good name for a ring mod. Maybe 'Orange Claw Hammer' for a compressor or 'Bat Chain Puller' for a delay...
    But what would a Booglarizer do?
    Boogle? ;)
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  • PhiltrePhiltre Frets: 741
    So, I present to you...the "Fast and Bulbous" Fat Fuzz Factory:

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  • SteveFSteveF Frets: 234
    Looks great as always. The ET definitely does mate the colours pop
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  • PhiltrePhiltre Frets: 741
    Thanks. How are yours coming on, Steve? =)
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  • OctafishOctafish Frets: 1040
    Philtre said:
    So, I present to you...the "Fast and Bulbous" Fat Fuzz Factory:

    fff
    Excellent work =) , assume it runs on laser beans... What's the toggle for?
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  • PhiltrePhiltre Frets: 741
    edited May 16
    Lazy Beans.

     That's the "fat" switch.

    There's a 100nF capacitor going from Q1 to Q2 (C2 in this schematic):



    All the fat switch (SPST) does is switch in another cap (4.7uF) across that cap giving it lower frequencies.

    The next one I build will have a DPDT (on-off-on) switch and I'll strap two caps across the switch terminals for three fat settings. Not sure of the cap values yet, but 1uF seems good.
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  • Adam_MDAdam_MD Frets: 2925
    edited May 16
    I tried to pour some envirotex tonight on my next batch of pedals and realised I’ve no plastic cups left.   :s

    So for anyone using envirotex I’ve just ordered a set of these.  100 plastic cups with lines for £2.42.  It’s 15p for the cups and £2.27 postage.

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/aw/d/B01H2SYB5C/ref=ox_sc_act_image_2?smid=ATDB1WMYL93ZS&psc=1
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  • PhiltrePhiltre Frets: 741
    15p? Hmmm, are there any cheaper ones? =)
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  • OctafishOctafish Frets: 1040
    edited May 17
    Philtre said:
    Lazy Beans.

     That's the "fat" switch.

    There's a 100nF capacitor going from Q1 to Q2 (C2 in this schematic):

    Ah ok, cheers!

    Here's my Fazz Fuctory, just need to fit up....

    https://i.imgur.com/Fh25Coa.jpg

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  • OctafishOctafish Frets: 1040
    edited May 17
    Also finished the Goathead Fuzz...

    https://i.imgur.com/TLV7qDB.jpg

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  • PhiltrePhiltre Frets: 741
    Looking great! Love the texture on the Fazz Factory. =)

    What size are the enclosures? They look shorter than a 1590B.
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  • OctafishOctafish Frets: 1040
    edited May 17
    They're Takachi enclosures from RS Components. The Fazz Fuctory is one of these, slightly narrower than a 1590BB and the Goathead is one of these, shorter, but wider than a 1590B. I've used quite a few non-1590 sized enclosures recently. The one used for the Goathead is good for fitting in three pots in a line width ways and also two footswitches without being too close to each other. This is the same size enclosure used for a Catalinbread Formula No 5 build.

    https://i.imgur.com/bhYH28Z.jpg
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