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post #46 of 86
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Originally Posted by FraGGleR View Post

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

I used a red metallic paint by Rustoleum. and the clear coat was made by Valspar. 

I started my own thread at the beginning of the process :) 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/656914/diy-manufaktur


Edited by cCasper TFG - 3/26/13 at 1:55pm
post #47 of 86

Thanks for sharing the thread.  I think I missed where you shared what kind of paint you used.  Was it normal spray paint?

post #48 of 86

Is paint conductive? I want to spray a whole pcb with it. :)

post #49 of 86

I used Red Metallic Rustoleum for the ring (the ring is metal) and flat black Rustoleum for the fencing. Then I put Valspar Clear coat on the ring.

post #50 of 86

It would only be conductive if it were wet I believe. You would want to let it dry for a really long time if you did that, like a couple days just to make sure its fully hardened.

post #51 of 86

Hmm I really think a DIY amp (like a cMoy) dipped in fully red shiny paint would look really awesome :)

post #52 of 86

Metallic paint contain microscopic metal particles. So they aren't perfectly isolated.

 

Dark paints, which contain black, usually use carbon as a dye. It means they are slightly conductive.

 

Both of these are probably not a problem at low voltages - like in a cmoy. But I'd make further research into the particular paint you want to use before dipping a whole circuit into it.

 

But personally, I think it'll just look ugly. 

 

And then there's the problems introduced by sealing every components in paint. Sealing a capacitor is a bad idea. A layer of paint over parts that dissipate heat will thermally insulate the part and make it work at a higher core temperature. Higher temperatures means the part will die faster.

post #53 of 86

Yes that's something I have tought about myself too. But thanks for the black paint thing. Didn't know that :)

It might be worth trying with the cMoy. Just for fun :P

post #54 of 86
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Originally Posted by KimLaroux View Post

...Dark paints, which contain black, usually use carbon as a dye. It means they are slightly conductive...

we found out at work that some black plastics have a high carbon content and are also conductive... fried some rather expensive controllers for trim actuators...

post #55 of 86

The red ones look dipped!! Were they spray painted? Nice job!!!

post #56 of 86
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Edited by cCasper TFG - 4/24/13 at 10:09pm
post #57 of 86

Sennheiser HD 555 red with detachable mod.

 

post #58 of 86
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Originally Posted by cCasper TFG View Post

Sennheiser HD 555 red with detachable mod.

 

 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

 

Looks really nice, seems that red is a recurring theme around here.

post #59 of 86
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Originally Posted by Gnomeplay View Post

 

Looks really nice, seems that red is a recurring theme around here.

 

A few years ago I was given an old Sharp stereo. It looked like that when it was given to me:

 

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Some weeks later:

 

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The first thing I did was gut the tape players out. I then cut two inches off the unit and rebuilt the facade using automotive body filler. I painted it using thick metal paint. Had to mask everything for the red paint, then waited a week for this paint to dry before I could mask it to do the black layer. Looks much better than the original, doesn't it? Red is kind of a safe color to go with when you want a noticeably different paint job.

 

Still looks great, 4 years later. Only place where paint chipped is on the power button:

 

 

post #60 of 86

These HD580's were black and blue-ish grey, but I painted them a Metallic Dark Grey.

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