Originally Posted by stevenkelby
Also,my right is great, if a little loose, but th left sometimes gets attenuates if it's positioned wrong, I think the holes in the end are pointing in the wrong direction and touch the side of my ear hole. When I push the connector to the front of my head, to my face, it opens up a gap in the outer part of my ear and the sound gets slightly clearer and louder for a while till it goes back again. Maybe I'll build up some clear coat on one side to angle it like that a bit.
It you put too much paint on at one time, you can have the paint run and leave a bulge or bubble which would not be good. If you see a drip/drop forming and immediately brush off the excess while it is still very wet, then you wont smear or streak a partially dry coat which could make the surface feel rougher. Once the paint starts to get tacky or slightly dry, you don't want to touch it with a dry brush. So if modifications need to be done before it is completely dry, you want to have some acrylic paint on the brush to keep the coat of paint smooth.
I did this with very bright light from the bathroom vanity, wore some reading glasses, and had a bright SureFire flashlight that I could use to look at the reflections coming off the IEM - to see if there was too little or too much paint. I let the IEM hang to dry, on a towel ring in my bathroom overnight.