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Turner +2 mike comparison - vote your choice!

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Which custom paint job do you like best?

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Metallic Red (right)
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Turner +2 mike comparison - vote your choice!

Post by MrBubble » Thursday, 11 February 2016, 18:58 PM

You are welcome to vote in this highly scientific poll :icon_e_smile:

The mike on the left is an example of the original paint color, Light Blue Hammertone. I painted the other two mikes in brilliant Metallic colors.

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Post by jessejamesdallas » Thursday, 11 February 2016, 20:33 PM

All are nice, but I like the one in the middle the best...The turquoise cord looks better on blue than red IMO.
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Post by MrBubble » Thursday, 11 February 2016, 20:42 PM

jessejamesdallas wrote:All are nice, but I like the one in the middle the best...The turquoise cord looks better on blue than red IMO.
I wanted to replace the original cords on both of the painted mikes with black cords. The obstacle is that the cord fastener is permanently riveted to the base. I would need to drill out the rivets and replace them with a bolt and nut that was measured & cut to exact size. I was reluctant to undertake this big step, maybe I'll tackle it as a follow-on project.

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Post by kskev » Friday, 12 February 2016, 4:51 AM

Damn good looking mics you have there!
Turn out looking great!!!
I like the middle one as well.... but anybody would be proud having anyone of them on their desk !!!!
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Post by PA629 » Friday, 12 February 2016, 6:35 AM

I also voted for the metallic blue. Red is okay, but that blue mic cord that Turner used just never did it for me. I'd really like to know the line of reasoning the designers used when they chose robin's egg/gag-me blue as the primary color for the Plus 2's. That's the main reason I went with the black & chrome version they made for Sears (plus it was $5 less back in 1965!). One thing for certain, you could never fault the Plus 2's performance, those things just flat-out talk. 8)
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Post by Rabbit Ears » Friday, 12 February 2016, 7:24 AM

I really dig the BLUE one in the center! Far out! Red...errr NOPE!

Granted, they all look KILLER! But the one in the center... both thumbs up!
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Post by MrBubble » Friday, 12 February 2016, 13:34 PM

Ah, not much love for the red one! :cry:

I thought the red one was a +2 with attitude.

Oh well, you never know until it's done and you take a survey.

This poll will remain open, so anyone can add their vote when they see it. Thanks for participating!

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Post by jessejamesdallas » Friday, 12 February 2016, 17:11 PM

MrBubble wrote:Ah, not much love for the red one! :cry:

I thought the red one was a +2 with attitude.

Oh well, you never know until it's done and you take a survey.

This poll will remain open, so anyone can add their vote when they see it. Thanks for participating!
Figure out a way to replace the cord with a black one, and I'll change my vote! :mrgreen:
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Post by dgbacb4148 » Friday, 12 February 2016, 17:53 PM

:bounce: I'm going out on a limb nd pick the Red one, a can of Krylon spray paint would give me a black cord. I gotta give you credit for a really nice job on all three.
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Post by DevilDog66 » Saturday, 13 February 2016, 16:04 PM

Definitely the metallic blue one! They all look great but theres something about that metallic blue that ROCKS!!! :cheers:
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Post by 295 antenna » Saturday, 26 November 2016, 15:28 PM

The metallic blue is the one for me.. the red might be ok at first but it could drive me crazy after awhile
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Post by MrBubble » Saturday, 26 November 2016, 15:35 PM

dgbacb4148 wrote::bounce: I'm going out on a limb nd pick the Red one, a can of Krylon spray paint would give me a black cord. I gotta give you credit for a really nice job on all three.
David g. :cheers:
The challenge with replacing the cord with a black one is that the cord holder is attached to the body with rivets, not screws. So I would have to drill them out to replace the cord, which is a destructive operation that entails risk in damaging the unit.

Regarding your suggestion of painting the cord with a can of back spray paint, have you ever tried that? I wonder if the paint would adhere to the elastic covering? I'm imagining it might crack and flake off with movement of the cord.

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Post by Mtn Lynx » Saturday, 26 November 2016, 16:00 PM

The red one! Almost looks like the color of my truck! My truck is just a tad darker tho.
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Post by pabxone » Saturday, 26 November 2016, 16:43 PM

Definitely the Red one.

If you are going to vary from factory standard you need to make a fashion statement and the Candy Red certainly does that!

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Post by MrBubble » Saturday, 26 November 2016, 19:50 PM

MrBubble wrote:
dgbacb4148 wrote::bounce: I'm going out on a limb nd pick the Red one, a can of Krylon spray paint would give me a black cord. I gotta give you credit for a really nice job on all three.
David g. :cheers:
The challenge with replacing the cord with a black one is that the cord holder is attached to the body with rivets, not screws. So I would have to drill them out to replace the cord, which is a destructive operation that entails risk in damaging the unit.

Regarding your suggestion of painting the cord with a can of back spray paint, have you ever tried that? I wonder if the paint would adhere to the elastic covering? I'm imagining it might crack and flake off with movement of the cord.
I found this spray paint. It's supposed to be flexible, so I'll try it. Will have to wait until Spring when it's warmer outside ... where I paint.

https://www.onlinefabricstore.net/rust- ... black-.htm" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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Post by jessejamesdallas » Sunday, 27 November 2016, 8:27 AM

MrBubble wrote:
MrBubble wrote:
dgbacb4148 wrote::bounce: I'm going out on a limb nd pick the Red one, a can of Krylon spray paint would give me a black cord. I gotta give you credit for a really nice job on all three.
David g. :cheers:
The challenge with replacing the cord with a black one is that the cord holder is attached to the body with rivets, not screws. So I would have to drill them out to replace the cord, which is a destructive operation that entails risk in damaging the unit.

Regarding your suggestion of painting the cord with a can of back spray paint, have you ever tried that? I wonder if the paint would adhere to the elastic covering? I'm imagining it might crack and flake off with movement of the cord.
I found this spray paint. It's supposed to be flexible, so I'll try it. Will have to wait until Spring when it's warmer outside ... where I paint.

https://www.onlinefabricstore.net/rust- ... black-.htm" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
probably work...But then again any spray paint might work... From personal experience with spray paints, I know when you accidentally get spray paint on something you didn't want it on...It's hard as heck to get back off! :mrgreen:
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Post by sonoma » Sunday, 27 November 2016, 10:43 AM

I like the looks of the middle one mtself. go along with the others the red would be nice with out the blue cord.

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Post by Slim Pickins » Sunday, 27 November 2016, 18:26 PM

I like the red better. But, I have to look past the blue cord.
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Post by PNK PANTHER » Sunday, 27 November 2016, 18:49 PM

Great job on all three for sure. I voted for the middle one also. It just looks so good in this theme.
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Post by MrBubble » Wednesday, 13 December 2017, 12:58 PM

It's been a whole year since my last posts showing my Turner desk mikes custom painted in metallic blue and red (shown in first post). The feedback I got on this thread was that the red mike looks good, but would look GREAT if the cord were black instead of the OEM blue color.

The obvious solution would be to simply replace the old cord with a new black one. But the cord is attached to the mike with a riveted assembly and was not a simple remove & replace operation. So my plan was to paint the cord, but I was concerned that paint would crack on the elastic cord which stretches and retracts. So I tried Rustoleum Vinyl paint spray, which is used on vinyl seat cushions and similar items that have a natural stretch.

It worked out very well! The paint does not crack or split. The cord looks like it was always black, not the result of a paint job. I had to stretch it so the coils would not be touching each other while the paint was drying. I was concerned that the prolonged stretch might cause the cord to lose it's natural coily-ness, but it retained it's shape. The black cord matches the black highlights on the mike, creating a much better overall look. It's slick!

I wanted to get this done before the end of this year, so I just made it. I would not have tackled this little project without the prompting from some members of this forum. So Thank You, I'm very pleased with how it came out! Merry Christmas!

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Post by 295 antenna » Wednesday, 13 December 2017, 21:09 PM

Looks real nice . Merry Christmas to you and yours also
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Post by Trapper444 » Wednesday, 13 December 2017, 21:46 PM

Mr Bubble, I am a Blue man my self so no contest. Please send me the blue one. 😎
That red one is sharp though.

Actually, you can send either one. I won’t be disappointed.

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Post by MDYoungblood » Thursday, 14 December 2017, 9:14 AM

I'm a "blue" kind of guy myself, I picked that one.

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Post by Blue Ox2 » Thursday, 14 December 2017, 12:44 PM

Mr. Bubble,

The one you send to me, medium box postage due, will be the best one available
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Red or Blue, it's up to you.

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