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post #31 of 88
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Originally Posted by cogsand gears View Post

Not really audio related.... Though it could be used as a DAP stand / IEM hanger.....

 

Made this 'desktidy' out of MDF then gave it it a lick of paint:

 

 

 

 

 

 


it could make for a pretty cool Desktidy as you said, or paperweight.

but if only the Hook part was a bit longer and drooped more. then it would make a reasonable Headphone stand.

 

but yea, cool idea i hope someone can improve on another. a Headphone stand on your workdesk that can hold pencils, your music player, and your headphones that you can grab from and make your work feel shorter

post #32 of 88

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Edited by AnAnalogSpirit - 2/27/14 at 12:35pm
post #33 of 88
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Originally Posted by FLACvest View Post
 


if only HD25's were sold in various colors than Black.

 

you can paint it into silver or blue and call it a Amperior.

post #34 of 88

Got a used SR71B and dun like the silver color...

Then I spray it to dull black biggrin.gif

 

700

post #35 of 88

700

 

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Already put these in the DIY cable gallery but since this is more appropriate...  Terrible camera phone.

post #36 of 88

Any suggestions for durable paint or coating for metal?  The coating on the metal parts of my recently acquired HE-500's has some chipping and I'd like to tidy up the appearance.  Would be cool to keep it metallic looking instead of something like black paint.

post #37 of 88
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Originally Posted by FraGGleR View Post

Any suggestions for durable paint or coating for metal?  The coating on the metal parts of my recently acquired HE-500's has some chipping and I'd like to tidy up the appearance.  Would be cool to keep it metallic looking instead of something like black paint.

+1 on similar query.

 

Have dissembled my Bottlehead Crack and want to paint the top metal plate, gloss black enamel spray paint turned out alright but leaves scuffs and fingermarks if touched the slightest, after something that would protect it...

post #38 of 88
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Originally Posted by DefQon View Post

+1 on similar query.

 

Have dissembled my Bottlehead Crack and want to paint the top metal plate, gloss black enamel spray paint turned out alright but leaves scuffs and fingermarks if touched the slightest, after something that would protect it...

 

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Originally Posted by FraGGleR View Post

Any suggestions for durable paint or coating for metal?  The coating on the metal parts of my recently acquired HE-500's has some chipping and I'd like to tidy up the appearance.  Would be cool to keep it metallic looking instead of something like black paint.

 

Yes & No.

 

Here is a rating of durability (1 being least durable, 3 being most durable):

1.) Rattle Can Paint

2.) Automotive Base Coat & Clear Coat sprayed with an automotive paint gun.

3.) Powdercoating

 

If you are talking about the metal grills on the HE-500 I would suggest going with option #3, powdercoated. Very very durable but a bit pricey. Google local powdercoating shops and ask for a quote.

or

If you want option #2 or #3, I would recommend http://www.referencesounds.com  I purchased a painted pair of Paradox's with powdercoated sliders from them. A+ work and it's super durable!


Edited by pwnm30rdi3 - 2/26/13 at 9:06pm
post #39 of 88
Thanks for the suggestions. My main area of concern is the yoke. That is where the wear is showing. There might not be a good solution since I need it durable, but can't afford powdercoating. I might not keep the headphones anyways.

DefQon, my Bottlehead S.E.X. has that rippled spray paint that goes on unevenly and give it texture. It has proven to be pretty durable and reasonably fingerprint resistant. Looks good too.
post #40 of 88

Ok, Introduce me...

My Name Johanes from Indonesia...

 

one of my painting job on Shure 530, The Dark Shure 530...

 

post #41 of 88

I preferred the original. The problem with the method you have taken with your painting is without a sanded down surface, primed that matt black is going to come off fairly easily. Not to mention you have no protection coat on top. Painting plastic is something really hard to master even for a painter. (I'm no painter)

post #42 of 88
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Originally Posted by DefQon View Post

I preferred the original. The problem with the method you have taken with your painting is without a sanded down surface, primed that matt black is going to come off fairly easily. Not to mention you have no protection coat on top. Painting plastic is something really hard to master even for a painter. (I'm no painter)

 

the IEM surface was actually already sanded, I forget to take a picturetongue_smile.gif

post #43 of 88

I'm in the process of painting my DT880 Premiums right now. Here's a freshly clear coated ring, I have to put it all back together now D:

 

post #44 of 88

All finished!

 

 

 

post #45 of 88
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Originally Posted by cCasper TFG View Post

All finished!

 

 

 

 

 

Great job!  What kind of paint/procedure did you use?

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