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[easy mod] a shiny red PX100

post #1 of 44
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Well we all know what the Sennheiser PX100 looks like...



I tentatively had it up on the forums for trade until I decided that it would make a good birthday gift for the gf. She's always teased me that they never make red headphones, so therefore...




This was the easy part. Just some paint and a steady hand.



Next up was masking off the foam because I couldn't figure out if the cups could come off (I think they're glued down). I cut pieces of paper just slightly larger than the openings and pushed them in with a tweezer. I made sure to leave a bit of space or add a wrinkle so I'd be able to pull them out later.




Gotta mask the outer edge too.




And now for some more paint and a slightly less steady hand.



The finished product.



I used some red acrylic paint that I got from the dollar store. In retrospect, this was a really bad choice. I should have used modeling paint (which is enamel I think?). The acrylic was all splotchy and uneven, even after two coats, and had a very rough feel to it that would scratch off easily. My solution to this was to coat it with clear nail polish. Why nail polish? Because I didn't want to head back out to the store and buy a whole bottle of varnish for such a small project.


So anyhow, three coats of nail polish later (with at least a day or two to properly dry between coats) and it actually turned out really well. It smoothed out the splotchy colour and made it all smooth and shiny. I unfortunately goofed on a couple spots and you can see red on the foam. Amusingly, it's the same red splotch on both sides, so at least I'm consistent.


Project time: about a week. Actual work time (painting and paper cutting): maybe 3 hours.


The only downside is that now I won't have a PX100 anymore. Hmm, maybe I should get the 100ii...

Edited by Armaegis - 9/19/10 at 3:11am
post #2 of 44

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post #3 of 44

can't see anything

post #4 of 44
Thread Starter 

Argh, let's see if I can get my pictures to work...

post #5 of 44
Thread Starter 

Two edits later, I think it's working.

post #6 of 44

Looks pretty awesome in red. Nice!

post #7 of 44

They look pretty good...but let me guess, she'll want them "just a little bit darker...honey" lol

post #8 of 44
Thread Starter 

I briefly considered using her own nail polish. Then for sure it'd be a colour she'd like and it would match. On the other hand, she might be mad at me for using up all her nail polish...

post #9 of 44

Awesome.. I want a pair of blue px100's myself!

post #10 of 44
Thread Starter 

I'm sure one bottle of blue nail polish would suffice

post #11 of 44

I heartily approve of this mod.


Seconding the Demand for a Blue PX100

post #12 of 44
Thread Starter 

Well if someone would be so kind as to send me another one, I'll gladly make one and post pics

post #13 of 44

very nice


anyone want them in a "barney edition"? seems to be very popular lately :S

post #14 of 44
Originally Posted by JamesMcProgger View Post

very nice


anyone want them in a "barney edition"? seems to be very popular lately :S

I wonder what's next, care bears? Smurfs? I just hope there won't be a teletubby edition.

post #15 of 44

It looks interesting, i will definitely try with my headphones. 

Let me guess, is this a goku super saiyan 4 edition? rolleyes.gif

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