Pedal Paint Protection - 3M Scotchgard Clear Film

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  1. zerorez

    zerorez Supporting Member

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    With all the threads regarding applying velcro to the bottom of pedals and damaging paint, I came up with an idea!

    3M Scotchgard clear protection film used to protect vital areas of autos from rockchips from 3M's auto product division.

    It comes in 6" or 12" wide rolls and can be applied to the bottom of the pedal and then velcro applied over that to protect paint.

    What do you guys think?

    Info found here:

    http://solutions.3m.com/wps/portal/3M/en_US/Scotchgard-PPF/Home/For_the/Consumer/Product_Info/

    http://stores.ebay.com/DCB-Vehicle-Protection_Bulk-3M-Clear-Bra_W0QQfsubZ5QQtZkm

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  2. gang twanger

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    That's actually a really good idea. I think velcro looks tacky anyway. This is one of those great homespun helpful hints that actually work, as far as I can guess. Back in the mid '80's, I read in the letters section of Guitar Player about using Kleen & Shine (Johnson Wax) all-purpose cleaner (aerosol) to clean and polish every inch of your guitar, including hardware. It worked great, too; better than any guitar polish I ever tried. Unfortunately, they don't make it anymore, and I don't know if they changed the name or replaced it with something comparable. Too bad. I'd love to use it again.

    I'll have to try the 3M some time.
     
  3. GAT

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    I wonder if someone would still feel that the pedal was altered when it came time to sell it. I have the 3M on a couple cars and it works great.
     
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    Actuallly - that's a brilliant idea and this is coming from a Sign Maker for 18 years... My only suggestion would be to used 3M 180c film with comply... you can get it at most sign shops who stock it and its what we use for doing vehicle wraps and the adehesive is great because it doesnt leave a residue behind... PM me if you need easy access to some as the company I own has a ton of it...
     
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    Can you peel it off without damaging the paint ? Or, does it peel off at all ?
     
  6. zerorez

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    According to 3M's product info the scotchgard clear film is removable but not reuseable and is not supposed to not effect the paint.

    3m's website indicates that nascar uses the product to protect the custom paint jobs on cars.
     
  7. zerorez

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    Thanks Jam119 for the idea, I will have to look into the 3M 180C film, it might be cheaper then the 8 mil scotchgard automotive film.

    appreciate the info!:D
     
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    This sounds great. Is this a Home Depot item ?
     
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