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Lopaka's DIY Garage (2.0)

I just took a peek at the eBay offerings, and I have to say the OG Valve offerings are currently disappointing... lots of high prices and poor condition. Maybe start up a buying thread for that model? A nice pair will pop up at a reasonable price - it's just a matter of time.

Luckily I’m in no rush!

A second pair of Craters is still at the top of my wish list. I’ll wait till my fellow Lopaka has filled his OG Valve tank to full ‘then’ will pop a buying thread. Don’t wanna compete with my Brothers! 😎🤙
 
Got a touch of Tony Stark going there…😎🤙

Looks great to me! These Valve 1.0 are “almost” as hard to find as MARS! 😜
That’s why I’m trying my hand at painting. Now I can buy these beat up ones and just fix them up. Ironman No. Forty Niner footballl Yes.
I just took a peek at the eBay offerings, and I have to say the OG Valve offerings are currently disappointing... lots of high prices and poor condition. Maybe start up a buying thread for that model? A nice pair will pop up at a reasonable price - it's just a matter of time.
Prices are what drove me to customizing. Now it’s beyond stupid for some sellers. They’re just hoping to catch that one naive sucker.

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This is my copper attempt. Came out darker than I would like.
 
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I'm finding out that I have much more clear lugs than I do the black ones. It's like I was really super unlucky to start with two black ones in a row. Haven't seen another since. Lol. Pop your ear stem off and you can check the little nubs on the lugs to see if clear. But I did have good aluminum finishes that I didn't want to erase, so I swapped them with ones that had defects. Having bought beaters, a lot of lugs had damages. Maybe I'll try learn how to recreate that aluminum finish someday. The project-production table is getting kinda crowded. Lol. :cool:🤙


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