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post #9916 of 10873

 

 

 

 

My first attempt at painting headphones.  Love the color combo, but am not very satisfied with the paint job overall.  I followed directions on the cans, but maybe my technique is off.  I could try sanding it all away and trying again, but I'm not sure it is worth it.  It definitely doesn't look bad, just doesn't look professional.  At any rate, these sound as good as I have heard them.  Pads are the J$ Beyer pads, that actually sounds better than I remembered (also look nicer since my Audeze pads are used and the pleather ring is peeling).

post #9917 of 10873

How many coats? Maybe it just needs to re-re-re-applied.

post #9918 of 10873
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How many coats? Maybe it just needs to re-re-re-applied.

I think it was 2 coats of primer, 3 coats of paint, and 2 clear coats.  I wasn't going to do the clear coats, but even after 48 hours, the paint seemed very soft.  The clear coats helped immensely with the feel and hardness, but I still feel like this is a fragile paint job.  Maybe I should have stayed with an enamel.  I think the paint that I used was acrylic.

post #9919 of 10873

Oh, I tried acrylic once... it was a terrible mess. I did some clear coats which helped, but it still flaked off after some wear.

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Oh, I tried acrylic once... it was a terrible mess. I did some clear coats which helped, but it still flaked off after some wear.

Dang.  I knew I should have stayed with enamel.  The paint was just so shiny, though.  Oh well.  Lessons learned.

post #9921 of 10873

I'm thinking I might try some of this copper hammertone paint I have sitting around on the spare T50rp shell. We'll see...

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I'm thinking I might try some of this copper hammertone paint I have sitting around on the spare T50rp shell. We'll see...

 

 

Hmm... it didn't turn out as well as I would have liked, but it's pretty ain't it?

 

 

 

This is the ugly and messy step. Rubber sealant sprayed on the inside. I did the baffles too, though forgot to take a picture. 

 


Edited by Armaegis - 2/6/13 at 8:42am
post #9923 of 10873
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Hmm... it didn't turn out as well as I would have liked, but it's pretty ain't it?

 

 

 

 

This is the ugly and messy step. Rubber sealant sprayed on the inside. I did the baffles too, though forgot to take a picture. 

 

 

 

I like it!  Hides flaws nicely. Did you prime it at all?  I see some black poking through here and there.   I think something texturized would have hidden flaws I have on mine better (or rather an uneven coat or dust won't show up).  Maybe I will try sanding mine down and re painting when I have time again.  

post #9924 of 10873

I *should* have used primer, but didn't. For that matter, I should have disassembled the wires and sanded the whole thing first... or just go #%&! it and spray the thing. rolleyes.gif

 

I have no idea if this paint will stick or not, or if it'll even harden properly on plastic. It works very nicely on metal without priming at least.

post #9925 of 10873

Can't wait to see them assembled again. The color should match well with the slide rods on the T50s... 

post #9926 of 10873

Yeah, so funny thing there... I took the drivers out for my latest transplant project, so I have nothing to put back together. rolleyes.gif


Edited by Armaegis - 2/7/13 at 5:46pm
post #9927 of 10873

I have a pair of T50rps that my brother modded for me and which I like very much. He has another pair that I gave him to also mod.

 

On my first pair, I had built a cable using Mogami mini with a Neutrik RA mini connector and Neutrik 1/4". I enlarged the shell around the jack in the phone, and this had been working quite well. Lately though, I have to plug it in just right or lose sound in one or both channels. The VModa cable always works fine however.

 

I decided to put in a 4-pin XLR jack in the phones, and reterminate my Mogami cable in preparation for going balanced. I'm not a big fan of most of the Y-splits I've seen, which is why I didn't go for a pair of 3-pin XLRs and split the cable.

 

Good or bad idea? Hadn't seen anyone in this thread do anything similar, so thought I'd ask.

post #9928 of 10873

Partially re-assembled... 

 

1000

 

with flash

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post #9929 of 10873
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Partially re-assembled... 

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with flash
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Looks good, and just fyi, that spray paint is pretty decent, I've used it on cabinet hardware, handles and hinges, and it held up for over 2 years. You should get longer than that out of it before you see any "rub-off". What are you going to call this creation?
post #9930 of 10873

Nothing. I have no drivers for it tongue.gif I figure I'll send them to BFM to experiment with and see if the spray rubber on the insides makes any difference. 

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