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mjcyates

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Aquaboy
« on: June 26, 2010, 12:34:50 PM »
Well I finally got this thing finished. I tried unsuccessfully to do the MN3205 build, could not get it to work. Ended up doing the Cool Audio V3205 build. This is definitely a unique delay. I built it mostly for fun and will probably be selling it. Here are pics.

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Re: Aquaboy
« Reply #1 on: June 28, 2010, 12:27:57 PM »
Is that a pedals parts painted enclosure.  If so how's the quality of the paint.  I'm getting tired of paint jobs my least favorite part!
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Re: Aquaboy
« Reply #2 on: June 28, 2010, 12:36:07 PM »
Yes this enclosure is from pedalpartsplus.com. The quality is very good.

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Re: Aquaboy
« Reply #3 on: June 28, 2010, 06:30:44 PM »
What do they call that finish? I kinda want one now.

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Re: Aquaboy
« Reply #4 on: June 28, 2010, 09:04:01 PM »
It's just called Copper. It is a very cool finish.

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Re: Aquaboy
« Reply #5 on: June 30, 2010, 08:00:06 AM »
Any problems with messing up the paint job when drilling?   That's my fear with a pre-painted enclosure.  I've got a good technique for drilling but I'd be worried the paint would crack next to the holes.
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Re: Aquaboy
« Reply #6 on: June 30, 2010, 08:34:13 AM »
Have not had any issues with that.

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Re: Aquaboy
« Reply #7 on: June 30, 2010, 10:48:34 AM »
I can second that drilling has not been an issue with these enclosures. After attempting to paint an enclosure, I quickly discovered I would rather drill than paint. I use a cheap uni-bit that I got from Harbor Freight and a drill press. I cover the enclosure with masking tape as a precaution (I saw this somewhere else, maybe FSB?) and have not had a single issue with the paint being scratched or chipped.

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Re: Aquaboy
« Reply #8 on: June 30, 2010, 11:00:18 AM »
On my builds, I drill before I apply paint. And I use painter's tape even then, to draw pencil lines to confirm my layout before I use my center punch, then a tiny bit, then my unibit.

On painted enclosures (enclosures that I bought with the paint already done), I have not had any issues with commercial paint peeling or chipping, and only very slight issues with 'home made' paint jobs.

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