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[CLOSED] Plasti-Dip your headphones! (HDJ-2000 tutorial)

So this past weekend, I managed to drop my brand new HDJ-2000k's twice. Luckily, there wasn't too much damage to the finish, but there were some scuffs and chips along the edges of the surface...still enough to piddle me off since they're pretty new.

Now, I'm a very subtle guy when it comes to my appearance...I like blacks and greys, and the same applies to my cars and gear. The original HDJ-2000k's have a nice gunmetal finish to them, but it's still glossy. I had a brilliant idea today---why not make my headphones matte black? Better yet, why ruin the great gunmetal finish on them with cheap black spray paint when I can use Plasti-Dip to coat them...then once I get tired of it, or if they get dropped and scuffed again, just peel the stuff off?? Brilliant, right? I know!

I don't work for Pioneer or Plasti-Dip, but I do endorse both of these products because of their quality and ease of use. So, let's get on with the tutorial!

Original Pioneer HDJ-2000k:

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Step 1: Use painters tape to mask off the parts of the headphones that you don't want the Plasti-Dip to cover. I didn't mask the hinges, but they turned out 100% functional afterward. Also, clean your headphones very well before, you do not have to scuff or prep the surface at all:

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Step 2: Use a can of Plasti-Dip, whichever color creams your twinkie. I like matte black, so that's what I used. Spray lightly on the first coat. Then apply 2-3 additional light coats. Don't panic when you see that the original coats look very orange-peely and gritty. This is normal and it will smooth away once it dries (give it at least 2 solid hours of drying time):

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Step 3: Carefully peel off the painters tape. Be sure to peel away from the painted surface, otherwise you might accidently peel away the parts that you actually want covered. You're done!

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Here are the top reasons why I did this, and you should too:

  1. Headphones are expensive. Plasti-Dip gives them a rubberized protective coating that withstands scuffs, chips, and bangs.

  2. Plasti-Dip is cheap. I bought mine for $6 at Wal-Mart. If you hate the way it looks, you're only out $6.

  3. Plasti-Dip is 100% removable. If you want to redo it or just remove it, you just have to peel it off---check out youtube vids on how easy this stuff is to remove. Your original finish stays flawless.

  4. I like matte/flat finishes instead of flashy, glossy finishes.

Hope this helps anyone who wants to protect their headphone's finish, or anyone who wants to give their gear a fresh new look!

rene munoz

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Hi...Nice tutorial Thanks alot, What about the upper part which includes the Pioneer logo ? Any idea if this can be Sprayed or dipped?

Ahmed Amr 0 votes
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@ahmed, yes you can plastidip the head and all black if you want. I've already tried it and it just peels away. Just be sure to mask off the leather headband cushion and you're good to go.

rene munoz 0 votes
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For obvious reasons, please remember that following this advice is at your own risk.

Gavin 0 votes
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I just picked up a I just picked up a brand new pair last week and $350 is not cheap will definitely look into it a good way to save expensive equipment

Carlton Bacot 0 votes
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One thing I didn't mention is to tape off the small port holes on the earcups---there are 4 on each side. You can just mask this off with tape, or do like I did and break 2 toothpicks in half and stick the toothpick ends into the port holes.

 

As confirmation, I peeled this off today just to see how easy it was, and it it was super easy, the plasti-dip just peeled right off with no residue at all. Just be sure to put enough coats (3-4 coats) so that the peeling will be simple.

rene munoz 0 votes
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