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post #1 of 27
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Edit, below is my original post, I answered it myself and wanted to show off my mod :)

 

 

I would really like to know the best way to take apart the can of my DT880 premium. I want to paint the ring a glossy red but I dont want to do it while it's fully assembled. It would be really hard to isolate that area. Does anyone know how? I'm assuming its just glue, but I've heated mine up pretty hot already and it won't budge. I dont want to damage them. I want the manufaktur style without the price! 

 

EDIT== scroll to see how this below was made :)

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Edited by cCasper TFG - 8/18/13 at 8:10pm
post #2 of 27
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Gosh, what a mess. I finally got courage to take the can apart again (hate doing that) and started to remove the stock padding. The glue holding that stuff on could have held together the Columbia space craft, I swear (too soon?). Some was ripped off, but I don't think it will be a big deal after reassembly. I discovered that the vent is only held on by its edges being folded in, awesome! I bent those back and it popped straight out. Now I have to figure out how to get the ring off...there's no bent edges holding these on!! So..it's glue. Damn. I heated it up, and tried to pry it off with a flat-head screw driver. It looks like the ring is actually made of metal, so I'm going to have to try to isolate it with tape to paint, I don't want to bend it with the screw driver. UGH! Well, these are some pics BEFORE I paint. I am about to take the right speaker solders off it's driver so I can have the can separated from the rest of the headphone. This is quite a pain, but it's fun making something completely different from what other people have (even if the Manufaktur service exists). 

 

 

The Padding

 

 

Oh yuck, glue..

 

 

These are the little edges that were bent in holding the fencing on.

 

These actually look kind of sweet without the fencing! Ahhh, but then they wouldn't look like DT880's.

 

 

 

 

This is where I was trying to pry up the ring. The silver part you see, is the inside of the ring. (I used a bigger screw driver)

 

This is just showing how the DT880 badge is held on, if anyone was ever wondering.


Edited by cCasper TFG - 11/28/13 at 4:05am
post #3 of 27

Yo man, looking forward to pictures after you're done.

post #4 of 27
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BEHOLD! The DT880!

 

 

post #5 of 27
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Originally Posted by SunshineReggae View Post

Yo man, looking forward to pictures after you're done.

Thanks for the interest! I'm pretty excited. I should have it all back together in a couple days. I have to go out and find the right paint, I just found motivation to start before I had all my supplies. HA!

post #6 of 27
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I had to use Electrical tape around the ring because I couldn't get the frog tape, or painters tape to follow the line perfectly. The electrical tape worked great. I removed all the tape a reapplied more so I could make sure that I hadn't missed anything. I didn't ;)

I'll be putting clear coat on tomorrow.

 

 

 

 

post #7 of 27

Looks pretty legit so far!

post #8 of 27

Pretty. What about replacing the silver mesh with some black mesh? A red and black DT880 would look pretty nice in my opinion.

post #9 of 27
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Pretty. What about replacing the silver mesh with some black mesh? A red and black DT880 would look pretty nice in my opinion.

I thought about that! I tinted the taillights on my car with VHT Niteshades (kind of a thin, transparent black spray paint) and thought about just tinting the mesh darker with it. I don't know how it would turn out though, and it would be irreversible.. It's pretty tempting to try.

post #10 of 27
hey, this is interesting!
post #11 of 27

Are the Manufaktur ones painted, or anodized metal?

 

Also, I'm guessing that the carbon fiber on Manufakturs are actually printed patterns?

post #12 of 27
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Originally Posted by Tsujigiri View Post

Are the Manufaktur ones painted, or anodized metal?

 

Also, I'm guessing that the carbon fiber on Manufakturs are actually printed patterns?

Im actually not sure if its painted or anodized metal. They have some color options that are matte and some that are glossy, so I'm assuming they are all painted. They wouldn't have a line of anodized rings and then some that were painted. Maybe they would? meh. But I am positive that the carbon fiber styling is all printed. I saw in a thread (I dont know which) where someone commented on how their carbon fiber joints? were printed and not actually carbon fiber.

post #13 of 27

Odd that they charge so much for them, then. That makes the DIY option look that much more attractive, thanks so much for the detailed disassembly pics!

post #14 of 27
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Originally Posted by Tangster View Post

Pretty. What about replacing the silver mesh with some black mesh? A red and black DT880 would look pretty nice in my opinion.

Damn you for planting this thought in my head..

post #15 of 27
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Originally Posted by Tsujigiri View Post

Odd that they charge so much for them, then. That makes the DIY option look that much more attractive, thanks so much for the detailed disassembly pics!

Yeah, they know that most people would rather pay for the service than risk damaging their headphones doing it themselves.

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