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post #1 of 20
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All right, so.. I got a little bored the other day and ripped the velour pads off my AD700s exposing the beautiful metal grill underneath.

I was talking to fellow OCNer, FearSC549. He's heavily into modding headphones and he got me interested in Dark Knighting my AD700s.

For those of you that don't know what Dark Knighting means, check this thread out.

I'm not planning to insert a boom mic though. I'm just going to spray paint the plastic bits black.

Here's where you come in: I'm not at all sure what color I want to paint the metal grills. I'm not exactly keen on the silver/white he used. I thought about Red and others in the OCN tinychat recommended yellow (which isn't a bad idea really). I also thought about sky blue, but I'll let you guys offer opinions.

What color do you think I should paint the grills? No poll necessary. Too many colors. I could even do black on black.

See below line for work in progress.
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I went to Lowes today and bought a can of Matte Black Spray paint for 3.97, a 320 grit sandpaper 3sheet pack for 3.97 and tiny screwdrivers (phillips and flat head) for 1.97.

I was considering buying a clear coat flat as well, but didn't think I'd need it. Does anyone knowledgeable about spray paint know if I'll need it for spray painting plastic?

I also saw some interesting spray paints at Lowes. They had Metalic colors as well, gold in particular which stood out. What do you all think about Metalic Gold grills? That sound interesting with Matte Black plastic? I don't want it to look cheesy though. For now, I only bought Matte Black. Not sure if I should buy glossy black for the grills or what. Any ideas? Think Matte Black would look fine on grills? Maybe I should do grills another color? Metalic color?
Edited by Simca - 5/18/11 at 4:54pm
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post #2 of 20
It'd be nice if you could spray paint it to look something like this:

Part of Kaspersky's AV emblem.

Edited by voxox - 5/17/11 at 2:57pm
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post #3 of 20
Black, white, red.

Stay classy.
    
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I'm a huge fan on things that are all blacked out, goes with anything. I'd probably go all black.
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post #6 of 20
All black.


More close up pics of the wire work, and how to get the sponges on the head rests off.

TIA

Joe

P.S. All black with red LEDs in the grill.
Edited by DarthBaiter - 5/17/11 at 4:08pm
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post #7 of 20
Black frame and white grills or vice versa, contrast always looks nice.
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I'm really inclined to do black on black. At first I was like eww with the red LEDs, but that was because I pictured them on the outside, but on the inside PULSING rather than shining through black grills would like really sick, especially next to a HAF 932 Advanced.

Seems like a bit of work for that though.
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post #9 of 20
i'd go with a dark-grey, titanium color. i'd also paint the Audio Technica emblem seated on the outside of the ear cup black. keep it simple and clean, IMO.
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Chrome. Black with chrome/silver finishes.
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