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post #1 of 25 (permalink) Old 11-28-2005, 04:57 PM Thread Starter
 
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Slippery petals

I just about got to see how expensive front end repairs are today when my foot slipped off the clutch. I had just got in the car and the bottom of my tennis shoe was wet but it just slipped right off the clutch. No problem I caught the goat before it fed on a oldsmobile in front of me.

Later I noticed that my foot slid around on the brake and gas petals too. It is those rubber numbs that are slippery when wet. Does anyone else have this problem? Does anyone know of anything that can be rubbed or sprayed on the nubs? (that sounds kind of rude doesn't it?)
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actually, rip em off and use adhesive to put sandpaper on your pedals. Yeah its redneckish but it works!
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HEY..............BIG MIKE. Gee, thanks.

Should I use the brown or black kind? I have the petals ripped off...awaiting your reply
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Brown comes in an 80 grit which would work perfectly.
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Dear Big Mike...

OK, now what, I got brown wrapped around where my petals "used" to be and held on by black duct tape. It looks really good! Thanks! ...but, the duct tape is more slippery than the original petals were

BTW, I got a nice set of goat petals available on eBay now....lol

Seriously ... what can I do about slippery petals. There are big storms coming through GA tonight. My feet and petals will be wet again tomorrow. Slippage is not kewl.
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adhesive! Duct tape????

dude, do this. That duct tape roll is probably pretty thick, so cut a strip in half and put it around the pedal tightly on top and bottom but leave the center nothing but sandpaper. It should work just fine!
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I just went for a drive in my bare feet to test out your "mod"...now all the callouses on the bottom of my feet are rubbed off......yeowch!
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but they didnt slip did they? lol
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but they didnt slip did they?
NO............... you are my hero
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see....now your being sarcastic. Be glad i didnt tell you to use the black stuff!
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