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post #10111 of 19351
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Originally Posted by fleasbaby View Post
 

 

Not too sure how Grado finished the cups, but you could take it to an Auto or machine shop of sorts and see if they could re-finish them. The problem is, they would want the drivers and sleeves removed so they could work only with the metal.

 

I might be an oddity of opinion, but the aged look kind of suits them in my opinion...:)


I've looked at this from a photographer's perspective, and they're really hard to photograph aesthetically, with their current looks, but i think you're on to something.

 

of course there's no way i'll be taking them apart. my RS-2's drivers are loose, as i can't find a suitable glue to replace the original one.

post #10112 of 19351
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Originally Posted by fleasbaby View Post

Not too sure how Grado finished the cups, but you could take it to an Auto or machine shop of sorts and see if they could re-finish them. The problem is, they would want the drivers and sleeves removed so they could work only with the metal.

I might be an oddity of opinion, but the aged look kind of suits them in my opinion...smily_headphones1.gif

Otherwise, they can just cover the grills with some newspaper then work on it smily_headphones1.gif

Why not try sending an email to Grado and see what they suggest you to do as they know the best and it's not at all a pain! I tried sending an email to them once on my issue and they replied within 24hours which is good! And they don't torture you at all... They try their best to help! [no, I am not paid to write this xD it is really my own opinion just in case you are worried about anything ]
post #10113 of 19351
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Originally Posted by CH23 View Post
 


I've looked at this from a photographer's perspective, and they're really hard to photograph aesthetically, with their current looks, but i think you're on to something.

 

of course there's no way i'll be taking them apart. my RS-2's drivers are loose, as i can't find a suitable glue to replace the original one.


On the RS2's, its sacrilidge, I know, but you could wrap tape/foam stripping around the outside of the driver to get a nice snug fit again...

 

Failing that, Mr. Chang is right, Grado's Customer Service is miles ahead of anyone else's. They have put up with my crap on a regular basis :D

post #10114 of 19351

Since those PS-1000 cups are aluminum, I'd consider the anodizing process.  Lots of sweet colors for potential here.  The Gold is pretty sharp -- as is the black, too.  Or, just basic silver.

 

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post #10115 of 19351
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i'm really enjoying my PS1000, however, as it's quite old, the aluminium could use a polishing and a layer of whatever was on there.

 

anyone has any tips for this? and will the lettering survive?

 

You may want to use a 3M Scotch-Brite pad on them, and them afterwards an aluminum polish, they should come out beautiful. The Scotch-Brite pad will definitely take the lettering off though! 

 

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Originally Posted by CH23 View Post
 


I've looked at this from a photographer's perspective, and they're really hard to photograph aesthetically, with their current looks, but i think you're on to something.

 

of course there's no way i'll be taking them apart. my RS-2's drivers are loose, as i can't find a suitable glue to replace the original one.

I use a hot glue gun to secure my drivers in their cups, it works excellent.

post #10116 of 19351
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Originally Posted by CH23 View Post

i'm really enjoying my PS1000, however, as it's quite old, the aluminium could use a polishing and a layer of whatever was on there.

anyone has any tips for this? and will the lettering survive?



I keep a tube of MAAS in my hi-fi drawer and another in the garage for automotive use. It polishes bare metal (not clearcoated) to a beautiful luster (any good silver/metal polish should work well). The fine abrasive in these polishes is plenty; I wouldn't use an abrasive pad.

Don't know about survival of the lettering however.
post #10117 of 19351
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Originally Posted by gefski View Post


I keep a tube of MAAS in my hi-fi drawer and another in the garage for automotive use. It polishes bare metal (not clearcoated) to a beautiful luster (any good silver/metal polish should work well). The fine abrasive in these polishes is plenty; I wouldn't use an abrasive pad.

Don't know about survival of the lettering however.

I only said to possibly use a Scotch-Brite pad being that the clear coat looks removed already, and I've used it on aluminum engine case covers on V-Twin engines, and it comes out beautiful. Afterwards you can clear coat it if you would like, so you don't have to keep maintaining the aluminum.

WJE came up with the best solution, which would be to anodize them.


Edited by joseph69 - 10/25/13 at 10:18am
post #10118 of 19351
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Originally Posted by wje View Post
 

Since those PS-1000 cups are aluminum, I'd consider the anodizing process.  Lots of sweet colors for potential here.  The Gold is pretty sharp -- as is the black, too.  Or, just basic silver.

 

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jesus. I WANT ONE 

post #10119 of 19351
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post #10120 of 19351
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Originally Posted by wje View Post
 

Since those PS-1000 cups are aluminum, I'd consider the anodizing process.  Lots of sweet colors for potential here.  The Gold is pretty sharp -- as is the black, too.  Or, just basic silver.

 

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 Oh Man!  Black  PS 1000 would be beautiful!

post #10121 of 19351
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 Oh Man!  Black  PS 1000 would be beautiful!

 

Shhh ... you'll give Grado some ideas.  They might release a "limited edition" black anodized version for $1,999.   :eek:   :D

post #10122 of 19351
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Originally Posted by wje View Post
 

 

Shhh ... you'll give Grado some ideas.  They might release a "limited edition" black anodized version for $1,999.   :eek:   :D

Ha.....yea...you are right.....I always did dig those 325 goldies too!

post #10123 of 19351
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Originally Posted by wje View Post
 

Since those PS-1000 cups are aluminum, I'd consider the anodizing process.  Lots of sweet colors for potential here.  The Gold is pretty sharp -- as is the black, too.  Or, just basic silver.

 

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a red ps500 !!

post #10124 of 19351
post #10125 of 19351
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Originally Posted by fleasbaby View Post

smily_headphones1.gif

http://jaben.net/shopping2/Aluminium-Mod.html

 

While that Jaben cup has been around for a while, I'm not too fond of the color.  In fact, the color looks kind of sissy compared to the anodized nuts picture that I posted earlier. :D

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