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T3....A new way to 'paint' your pedals. (Tight Metulz)
« on: May 07, 2015, 11:19:40 PM »
Hey guys...
     Lately, I've been trying to think of creative ways to decorate my pedal builds. I'll stroll through Home Depot or Office Depot and see if any new ideas pop into my head......Nope Nothing!   ;D , but I did find something online.  Apparently there is something called vinyl wrap that they put on cars. The cool thing is that this wrap is pretty strong and it can be heated to stretch over curves or corners. So if they can use it on cars, why not on our cherished pedals?  Another cool thing is that they sell samples of this stuff on E#ay.  It comes in 3x5, 4x6 or 4x8 I think. So I bought several samples for less than ten bucks. I haven't tried heating it yet (my best guess is the auto body guys use a heat gun), but I did get some nice results. 



This was a desert camo sample. Another cool thing about this stuff is if you put it on and it's not straight? Just peel it off and reapply....I did this several times with this 4x6 sheet. So it cost me about $2.50 to get this cool desert camo look. If I painted this it would have looked much worse.  :o
The T3 was sprayed on afterwards using those block stencil kits. I just picked a letter and number and thought it would look cool as a military code or something.
I tried to do my wiring on this one as neat as I could. I'm getting better  ;)








I put the correct IC in IC3 after this pick (charge pump).  :o



Ok, before I forget....I have to say thank you to Brejna for this magnificent layout and pcb he did on this Brutal Metal Shred Machine.  I also have to thank JokerRx? For reverse engineering this fantastic pedal. Thanks guys....keep building and keep smiling.

Steve.








     
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Re: T3....A new way to 'paint' your pedals. (Tight Metulz)
« Reply #1 on: May 08, 2015, 01:32:30 AM »
Congrats, it looks great! Also new idea of finishing pedals is awesome, I thought to take lessons from my cousin who is air brush master.
P.S. What is current limit for that new charge pump :P :D

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Re: T3....A new way to 'paint' your pedals. (Tight Metulz)
« Reply #2 on: May 08, 2015, 03:09:44 AM »
Looks pretty spiffin'! Great idea and great execution, super! 8)
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Re: T3....A new way to 'paint' your pedals. (Tight Metulz)
« Reply #3 on: May 08, 2015, 04:12:52 AM »
Congrats, it looks great! Also new idea of finishing pedals is awesome, I thought to take lessons from my cousin who is air brush master.
P.S. What is current limit for that new charge pump :P :D
Air brushing would be so unique and beautiful. I love the idea.
The new charge pump didn't function very well.  ;)

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Re: T3....A new way to 'paint' your pedals. (Tight Metulz)
« Reply #4 on: May 08, 2015, 07:51:27 AM »
Looks really cool! I need to check out those vinyl wraps. They sound like something I need.

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Re: T3....A new way to 'paint' your pedals. (Tight Metulz)
« Reply #5 on: May 08, 2015, 09:34:25 AM »
That's very creative! And the result is very nice.

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Re: T3....A new way to 'paint' your pedals. (Tight Metulz)
« Reply #6 on: May 08, 2015, 10:56:12 AM »
Nicely done sir!


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Re: T3....A new way to 'paint' your pedals. (Tight Metulz)
« Reply #7 on: May 08, 2015, 11:00:47 AM »
Cool man, i dig the counter sunk LED too. I'm starting to get away from using bezels myself. I may try this counter sunk idea!
Nice wiring, dont get much better than that!

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Re: T3....A new way to 'paint' your pedals. (Tight Metulz)
« Reply #8 on: May 08, 2015, 11:17:19 AM »
So I've wanted to vinyl wrap my car since forever - the vinyl being elastic is great protection against scratches so the automotive stuff is actually pretty durable.

This is something I'm gonna try out when I get a chance - thanks for idea

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Re: T3....A new way to 'paint' your pedals. (Tight Metulz)
« Reply #9 on: May 08, 2015, 10:20:33 PM »
That is a killer wiring job, and the outside ain't bad either!

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Re: T3....A new way to 'paint' your pedals. (Tight Metulz)
« Reply #10 on: May 08, 2015, 11:27:46 PM »
Sweet idea and excellent execution! Thanks for the ideas.
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