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 Post subject: Painting Look pedals
PostPosted: Wed Aug 01, 2012 9:42 am 
Dirt Disciple

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Hi

I have a pair of old Look pedals that I would like to use, however, the white paint is really scratched.
I thought about powdercoating them because I think normal paint would not stand. As far as I know powdercoat needs about 200ºC to cure and I doubt if the rear plastic clasp will be OK after so much heat. I do not see any way of removing the clasp.
Any ideas? Has anyone powdercoated look pedals?

Thanks to all.


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 01, 2012 10:35 am 
Retro Guru

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I dont think any kind of finish will last long - and powder coat is prone to chipping. You could perhaps paint them your self and just keep on top of it with touch ups.


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 01, 2012 11:25 am 
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I had a couple of pairs like that and I just removed all the paint and used them raw. They looked pretty good actually.


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 01, 2012 12:47 pm 
rBoTM Winner
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In the past i've completely removed all the paint from my ragged pedals and gave them a nice coating of Humbrol Enamel paint.

If your going to use Humbrol paint its best leaving them in bright sunshine for at least four weeks to fully harden.


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 01, 2012 2:25 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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Thank you all for the replies.
Ian, did they hold up well after the Humbrol paint or os it not woth the trouble?


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 Post subject: I painted my look pedals
PostPosted: Wed Aug 01, 2012 4:17 pm 
rBoTM Winner
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Watching this with interest - I painted my old white/red look pedals (see June RBOTM!) with domestic appliance white paint. Looked fantastic. Clipped into them, slipped slightly, scratched a great chunk out of it: doh. I'd be interested to see how the Humbrol enamel pain works out. I might give it a try.


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