#1
What types of paint can you use for painting pedals?
also what is the best type of solder and gun to use for pedals?
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#3
I would suspect you can probably use oil paints on a pedal, but acrylics would work better because they don't wash off with water. Once that's dry, it's there forever (unless you use a paint thinner or some such).
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#4
Oil paints aren't water soluble either, oil and water don't mix. That said, I have no idea how good they are for pedals.
#6
For soldering a PCB, I used a 15W/30W dual heat iron, and I found the higher wattage to be MUCH easier to use than the lower. When it comes to solder, get some light-duty(thinner) lead-free solder. Radioshack rosin core worked fine for me, but I've heard their solder is shitty.

For my first soldering job, with a shitty 10 dollar radio shack iron and solder I was able to do well enough I got comments for clean soldering. Just make sure you read up a bunch on tips. http://www.buildyourownclone.com/board/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=6401 <-this post helped me ALOT.

Good luck! What are you building?
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#8
I also use Radioshack solder, though mine still has lead in it. I have no issues.
I have one of those 15w/30w irons and prefer using it on 30w. Especially with desoldering, I think that the quicker you can do a contact, the cleaner and less likely to burn something.
#9
If you are going to do a solid colour finish you could shoot a couple of coats of thinned hammerite. It is primer, base and paint coats all in one.
#11
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I would suspect you can probably use oil paints on a pedal, but acrylics would work better because they don't wash off with water. Once that's dry, it's there forever (unless you use a paint thinner or some such).


Acrylics are water soluable, therefore, they wash off with water until they are completely dry; in which case, they are harder. Oil based are more toxic and they do not wash off with water. I would use an enamel, like a car paint; something you could find at an automotive or hardware store, ie, Home Depot.