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post #16 of 23
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ok, i went out and bought a can of spraypaint tday from my local hardware store.. 10 bucks a can... quite expensive..

anyway, just a heads up and a quick request for tips on spraying(stuff like applying many thin coats etc) before i get stuck in and give it a go on my m50's.

 

yea i realised i should have bought a lighter shade of silver after i walked out of the store but oh well..

its called "bright chrome" by dulux, an aussie brand.

post #17 of 23

Cool, let us know how it goes.

 

As far as the light coats, theres not much to it. Just press the nozzle for a split second while doing a sweeping motion about 8" away from the surface (or whatever distance recommended on the can's instructions). Lighter coats are more forgiving than drippy heavy coats. Be sure to test on scrap pieces before doing the real deal.

post #18 of 23
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ah thats the thing, i also need something to test on which has the similar feel and build of the plastic used on the headphones...

i cant think of anything like it besides my computer monitor (lol) which i am in no position t spraypaint haha..

 

 

post #19 of 23

Bump

 

Any updates? I'm thinking about doing this to my M50s as well. Hoping to see a finished version so I have an idea of what it'd look like.

post #20 of 23
Thread Starter 

heya, sorry for not uploading pics earlier... totally forgot about it =[

 

http://i55.tinypic.com/xsmqv.jpg

 

worked out really well, used tape to mask off the main parts then covered it up with vaseline.

i'd recommend using vaseline as well, since its such a small piece of work.

i used about 3 or so light coats.


Edited by necorn - 10/1/11 at 2:37am
post #21 of 23

Uhm.. Could you reupload the picture?

 

Also, if you got more tips on how to do this it would be appreciated =)

 

I'm thinking of colouring the entire headphones, but is that something worth doing? or will it be to hard/look too wierd?

(My inspiration was these awesome pics: http://hinoraito.deviantart.com/art/Welovefine-MLP-FIM-Rainbow-Dash-Headphone-346835361 (link to more versions in the bottom)) (yes I'm a brony xD)

post #22 of 23

I have had good luck with jobs like this on small detail on my models by using model paint, thinned, and applying it with a fine tip medical type syringe.

post #23 of 23

I was actually thinking about the print on her headphones (I'm guessing you are meaning the entire picture), but that is actually an awesome idea. Too bad I don't have the artistic skills, patience or gear to do something like that =/

 

I was thinking along the lines of making cutouts and spraying in layers since it's a simple pattern with solid colors and there are plenty of vectors to pick from.

 

(Maybe I should make this into it's own post xp)

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