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#1 SLO

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Posted 16 March 2019 - 07:24 PM

What's up BBXRY, its been a while since I have posted any of my recent customizations, although I do keep steady busy cleaning up my boomboxes every chance I get.

Ever since I purchased the DJ Tech, I have been wanting to change the appearance of the blacked out woofers. I had an old pair of chrome dust caps that were dull, and had some slight black paint overspray on them. I decided to use the same method and paint that I used on my Aiwa Exos-9 speaker rings, to give em a "chrome" appearance.

After painting the dust caps to a high gloss black, I let them cure for a few days before applying several coats of the Spaz Stix Mirror Chrome spray paint. I think they came out pretty decent for a spray can.
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And here's the final outcome...

Some before and afters

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I have always loved the looks and sound of the DJ Tech, and I know that some folks like blacked out woofers, but I'm just a sucker for shiny dust caps. Its a shame that these boxes are discontinued, its a great grab n go radio. Cheers.

#2 goodman

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Posted 17 March 2019 - 12:43 AM

Wow, looks so nice now.
I agree with you - Its a shame that these boxes are discontinued.
If these are selling in Europe, I will buy one for myself.



#3 SLO

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Posted 17 March 2019 - 02:19 AM

Wow, looks so nice now.
I agree with you - Its a shame that these boxes are discontinued.
If these are selling in Europe, I will buy one for myself.

Thanks bro, they are really great boxes. The original battery that came with these wasn't the best, but once I found out about the replacement/upgrade that other members we're putting in theirs, I did the same thing, and it was well worth it too.

#4 docs

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Posted 17 March 2019 - 11:20 AM

Absolutely great job, makes it look even better!!!!!!

#5 T-STER

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Posted 17 March 2019 - 02:07 PM

Yeah nice custom that actually improves the looks, these boxes are so nice....



#6 Fatdog

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Posted 17 March 2019 - 02:23 PM

Man, those should have come with chrome caps at the beginning.  You just increased the value of that thing by 249%.



#7 SLO

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Posted 17 March 2019 - 04:15 PM

Absolutely great job, makes it look even better!!!!!!

Thanks Dave ;-) I appreciate the feedback bro

Yeah nice custom that actually improves the looks, these boxes are so nice....

Thanks T, sometimes a subtle change can actually make a big difference in appearance

Man, those should have come with chrome caps at the beginning.  You just increased the value of that thing by 249%.

Haha, thanks Bobby, if I ever have to sell this one I hope your right!

#8 blu_fuz

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Posted 19 March 2019 - 09:14 AM

love, love, love it!



#9 SLO

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Posted 20 March 2019 - 06:53 PM

love, love, love it!

Thanks Joe, I feel it makes it look a little more like a classic boombox this way, appreciate the feedback man ;-)

#10 JustCruisin

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Posted 21 March 2019 - 12:25 AM

Very kool, Steve! That spraycan chrome does look good!

#11 trippy1313

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Posted 21 March 2019 - 09:06 AM

Those look soooooo goooooood. Probably the only thing boring looking about mine is those black caps. These look bigger too, did you pop off the originals or put these over them?

#12 SLO

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Posted 22 March 2019 - 10:26 PM

Very kool, Steve! That spraycan chrome does look good!

Thanks James, I looked all over for some chrome dust cap replacements but I was only able to find some that we're about the size of the Lasonic woofers, maybe slightly larger, which was a way too big, so I decided to create my own  ;-)

 

Those look soooooo goooooood. Probably the only thing boring looking about mine is those black caps. These look bigger too, did you pop off the originals or put these over them?

Thank you bro, I was thinking along the same lines, I'm just not a black speaker kinda guy I guess, These are just slightly bigger than the OG black ones, but just big enough to cover up the black ones completely. I applied these over the originals. The sound was not affected from what I can tell. These dust caps are so lightweight anyways, so I wasn't too concerned. 



#13 trippy1313

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Posted 27 March 2019 - 12:11 AM

Nice!!!! Man I wish they still made chrome dust caps. Gotta find some junk speakers to sacrifice caps.

#14 MyOhMy

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Posted 27 March 2019 - 02:28 PM

It looks just like it ought to look now, why on earth they used black I'll never know .   :no:



#15 lupogtiboy

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Posted 28 March 2019 - 04:25 AM

Sometimes the smallest changes make the biggest bang and this looks so much better! Nice mod sir!



#16 SLO

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Posted 30 March 2019 - 04:47 PM

Nice!!!! Man I wish they still made chrome dust caps. Gotta find some junk speakers to sacrifice caps.

Yea bro they are hard to find, if all else fails, make your own ;-)

It looks just like it ought to look now, why on earth they used black I'll never know .   :no:

I agree with ya M.O.M.

Sometimes the smallest changes make the biggest bang and this looks so much better! Nice mod sir!

Very true, sometimes a subtle change is just enough without goin overboard.

Thank you all for the comments and feedback ;-)

#17 Lasonic TRC-920

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Posted 04 April 2019 - 07:29 AM

It really toughen's up an already good looking box.

 

What did you use to adhere the caps to the speakers?



#18 ralrein1

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Posted 10 April 2019 - 02:13 AM

Looks really good! Now for the tweeters. Chrome dust caps is were its at.

#19 SLO

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Posted 13 April 2019 - 06:51 PM

It really toughen's up an already good looking box.
 
What did you use to adhere the caps to the speakers?

Thanks Chris, I used some glue I bought from simplyspeakers.com ... looks and smells like Elmers glue to me lol, but supposedly its for dust cap application

Looks really good! Now for the tweeters. Chrome dust caps is were its at.

Now you got me thinkin

#20 Reli

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Posted 13 April 2019 - 09:02 PM

I'm pretty sure the tweeters on the DJ Tech are silk dome......which means you can't put dustcaps on em 



#21 JVC Floyd

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Posted 14 April 2019 - 03:41 PM

I'm pretty sure the tweeters on the DJ Tech are silk dome......which means you can't put dustcaps on em

yep if you look hard enough they are dome tweeters.