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Custom Paint Jobs On Mics/Harps

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Reed Triller
Feb 03, 2010 5:34 AM GMT

A while back I posted asking if getting custom paint jobs on harps would mess up the way a harp plays...

I was wondering if there are any mic sellers/makers or harmonica customizers who do detailed special paint jobs on mics. Pretty much all I see are one color paint jobs.

Most of what I see on mics is one color.



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Feb 03, 2010 9:17 AM GMT
Kingley Replied:

Try here: http://www.mrmicrophone.com/home.html



Feb 03, 2010 9:24 AM GMT
Reed Triller Replied:

Whoa!



Feb 03, 2010 5:38 PM GMT
BlowsMeAwy Greg Replied:

Kingley beat me to it. Mr Microphone is the guy - that's Dennis Oellig and he is a great guy and a great craftsman.

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Feb 24, 2010 3:43 AM GMT
Brown Ale Guy Replied:

I've seen some awesome stuff from the guys at http://www.harpmicgaskets.com/

BAG



Apr 18, 2010 5:53 AM GMT
Tony W Replied:

If I could keep the mic from getting scratched up I would have a custom paint job on my... when I get money list. But it is my nature I guess. If it is new and nice I'll mess it up somehow. :-)


keep it in your mouth


Apr 18, 2010 4:56 PM GMT
BlowsMeAwy Greg Replied:

I can tell you this - if an automotive class, catalyzed paint is not used, the paint will NOT hold up. Its why I don't paint mics. A long time ago I did one for myself with that totally cool color changing paint that's sold along with the automotive touch up paints at places like Pep Boys or Kragen - it looked great but not for long. So be forewarned if you decide to try this yourself.



Apr 18, 2010 7:49 PM GMT
Kingley Replied:

Yeah I agree with Greg. Paint tends to not last too long on mics.

Better options are powder coating which is a very hard finish and comes in almost as many colours as paint. I'm also a fan of chrome and nickel plating.

Jeff Spoor of www.harpmicgaskets.com is the man for powder coating.

Greg Heumann at www.blowsmeaway.com is the man to see about chrome and nickel plating.




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