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11-23-2008, 07:33 PM
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Painting leg pads

I occasionally like taking a break from playing out and stepping between the pipes. I have some RBK senior pro pads that I got on ebay for a good price, but in return for the good price I received some not-so-good colored leg pads. Does anyone know what type of paint would work well on them so that it wouldn't come off on the ice? Thanks.

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I would 100% recommend against doing this. It's not worth the time, money, and effort for a job that is going to have no positive performance gain and probably not work out. I've yet to see someone color the majority of a pad with any success.

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I'm part of a couple large online communities of goalies, and I've yet to hear of someone successfully doing this. Just lots of stories of failures. The most successful attempts I've heard of were made using leather dye, but since pads today are made of synthetic leather (jenpro), not actual leather, it usually comes off quickly. Other paints can damage the jenpro, causing it to harden and crack.

Best bet is to trade in the pads for a colour scheme you like, or better yet... just play in 'em. I obsess about every little detail of my gear but also know that 90% of the players don't notice a thing.

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Not going to work. That's all I can say.

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The reason I ask is because when Tellqvist was traded to Phoenix, I remember the commentators remarking how the equipment manager had done such a good job painting his pads to match colors with the team.

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The reason I ask is because when Tellqvist was traded to Phoenix, I remember the commentators remarking how the equipment manager had done such a good job painting his pads to match colors with the team.
I think they can use markers, as a temp job.

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I think they can use markers, as a temp job.
But they can't always do that, probalby if the color is darker then the one they want. Usually goalies play in old color pads until they can get new ones- Think of Auld in Boston last year. He was wearing his Coyotes colored pads for the first bit of time with the team.

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why buy them if you didnt like the colors?

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why buy them if you didnt like the colors?
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I have some RBK senior pro pads that I got on ebay for a good price, but in return for the good price I received some not-so-good colored leg pads.
It depends on how good the price was

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11-25-2008, 12:45 PM
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why buy them if you didnt like the colors?
When I bought them, they were normally going for ~$300 and I ended up getting them for $240-something.

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Spray paint?

Just play with them, it can't be that bad... (unless it's like that puke-color the Preds used to have as their 3rds)

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If you're really that unhappy, take a sharpie and make them black and white. (presuming one of the colors is white)

Honestly it can't be that bad- and 60 bucks isn't a whole lot to save when you're talking about goalie pads, especially pads that retail for 300. That's already very cheap for goalie pads.

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Yea it can't be that bad, are we talking like Barney colors here?

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The commentator must have been on crack....

There is no paint or dye that is going to give you anything other than a mess when your dealing with the synthetics used in todays leg pads. Sharpie marker? It will look HORRIBLE and you will lose any resale value on the pads.

Roll the pads back over on e-bay and consider epuck.com

you can pick up the RBK Premier Senior Pro's for 700.00 US. Thats 1000.00 off list price and they prob have a color cheme that you will like.

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I'm part of a couple large online communities of goalies, and I've yet to hear of someone successfully doing this. Just lots of stories of failures.
I believe we are both part of the same board and few months ago I posted pics about that.

Product to use: Color Coat
http://www.semproducts.com/Catalog.asp?prod=190

It is not paint but a flexible surface coating.

Pics...
http://s535.photobucket.com/albums/e...aintingMyPads/

On the pads, I refreshed the white early Setember . It wasn't the first time, I had done it two years before. So the before pics are actually 2 years later pics. It holds well. It won't crack. Best results when you apply multiple thin layers.

I also experimented a bit. Here are some findings....
  • Not as good on weave. But I believe there is no weave on sr RBK pads.
  • If you want to put some red, it takes more. Just like when you paint a wall. As it gives best results when applying thin layer, red is not the best color to use.
  • For pads, yes the color is going to wear down over time on high friction area, i.e boot area. But on eBay, I see tons of 2-3 year old pads with serious signs of wear there too. You can't really expect what you are going to apply to last longer than the jenpro itself.
  • I never used it but according to the website, they also sell a clear. If I was to alter the color of pads, I would definitely apply the clear after, it can only make it better.

So, if you want to do it, make sure to use the right product. And as you don't seem to be playing very often, I'm pretty confident it is going to do a good job. What color are your pads right now? What color you wanted to "paint" them?

Here is the thread on the other board...
http://www.goaliestore.com/board/hoc...ml#post1269494

Good luck!


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Pads with wear look sooo much better.

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The reason I ask is because when Tellqvist was traded to Phoenix, I remember the commentators remarking how the equipment manager had done such a good job painting his pads to match colors with the team.
If they did it - it might also have been a temporary job, with the knowledge that Tellqvist's new pads would be coming in shortly. If it only has to last a week, its different than something that would likely be permanent.

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