Jeff, I've treated the worked areas the same way I treated those DIY bells/chimes I made, and it looks like it's working. I used Paiste Cymbal Protector directly after the polishing (I cleaned the polishing paste off before applying the protection). Those bells have kept their nice look so far so I guess this protection will work. Paiste recommends to reapply the protection once in a while though.
No progress for the last few days (time constraints). Eager to get it finished and try out those pedals eventually ;-)
UPDATE (Oct. 5)
I can't believe it - finished reworking and just assembled both pedals.
Pics and testing will follow tomorrow. Tired and fed up for now.
The drive bar isn't polished yet but that's not a big thing.
Last edited by Arky; 10-06-2013 at 10:12 PM.