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cresconio

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Paint ripping off
« on: September 08, 2017, 02:57:10 PM »
Hi guys,

Sorry if this has posted before but I couldn't find it. I spray paint most of my enclosures and apply a couple of layers of clear coat before I finish everything up. On my pedalboard I use velcro that sticks pretty well. Unfortunately, when ripping off (very gently) the velcro from the pedals, I tend to rip off some paint from the enclosure as well.

Is it just a matter of applying more layers of clear coat? Any other ideas?

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Re: Paint ripping off
« Reply #1 on: September 08, 2017, 03:00:52 PM »
I'd say the only thing that wouldn't rip off would be if you powder coated them


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Re: Paint ripping off
« Reply #2 on: September 08, 2017, 03:12:29 PM »
Do you sand the enclosure, apply self-etching primer, sand between coats, and allow sufficient time to dry before applying velcro? I've never actually tried to pul off velcro after I attach it so that may happen even if you follow the right paint procedure.

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Re: Paint ripping off
« Reply #3 on: September 08, 2017, 08:33:36 PM »
Put good quality masking tape on the bottom plate before sticking on the velcro tape. Then it all peels off when you want to.

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Re: Paint ripping off
« Reply #4 on: September 09, 2017, 03:19:05 AM »
Don't spray the back plate keep it raw.  No ones ever going to see it anyway. ;D

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Re: Paint ripping off
« Reply #5 on: September 09, 2017, 09:19:56 AM »
I've always used black, rubberized rocker panel paint for the back plate, i wonder if it's more duarable, never had it chip or show any damage. Like the idea of masking tape before the velcro tape.
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Re: Paint ripping off
« Reply #6 on: September 12, 2017, 10:52:57 PM »
I'd agree with jimilee, Spray paint seems to take forever to bond and cure. 

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Re: Paint ripping off
« Reply #7 on: September 12, 2017, 11:05:20 PM »
Put good quality masking tape on the bottom plate before sticking on the velcro tape. Then it all peels off when you want to.
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Good tape sticks fine and peels off clean.