Best way to paint a headbasket?
« on: February 10, 2020, 05:34:43 PM »
What's the best way to paint a headbasket if you want it a different colour? Air brushing or a thin light coat of spray paint? Do you have to remove the inner mesh first? It seems like leaving it would clog it with paint.


RuudNL

Re: Best way to paint a headbasket?
« Reply #1 on: February 11, 2020, 03:55:55 PM »
Why would you want to paint the headbasket?
(The "phreakz" will say that it alters the sound...)
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Re: Best way to paint a headbasket?
« Reply #2 on: February 11, 2020, 05:21:39 PM »
Why would you want to paint the headbasket?
(The "phreakz" will say that it alters the sound...)
I just like the idea of matching the headbasket and body. Though I'll probably just paint the body since that seems like it'll be the easiest.

I'm trying a DIY project where I'm putting an Oktava capsule in a Behringer B2 Pro (I'm aware it's transformerless, I might build a mic from scratch with Oktava capsules in the future, also they're newer B2 Pros). I thought it might be interesting to have the body and headbasket both be black.

The MK-220 was already dead, and frankly with everything going on in that mic I decided I'd rather just salvage the capsule than try any troubleshooting.
« Last Edit: February 11, 2020, 05:43:14 PM by Icantthinkofaname »

Seeker

Re: Best way to paint a headbasket?
« Reply #3 on: February 15, 2020, 01:32:10 AM »
I’ve done it with an airbrush and thinned out oil paint... 
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Re: Best way to paint a headbasket?
« Reply #4 on: February 19, 2020, 10:43:51 AM »
I’ve done it with an airbrush and thinned out oil paint...
Did it clog the inner mesh at all? I wouldn't be doing anything crazy, basically just painting the mics black, or black headbaskets with a different coloured sleeve.


 

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