OP-1 in Black

Don’t crucify me, I recognize the OP-1 has this old school/vintage cassette aesthetic on purpose but…

What sort of options do you think would be available to some one who wanted to customize their OP-1? I had a friend suggest a decal/wrap but I’m not sure how complicated that would be.

https://www.instagram.com/p/BOImv5uhNd8/?utm_source=ig_embed

This person’s saying they just did a paint job with primer, matte black paint, and lacquer. I’m wondering how risky that’d be, lol.

Darth Vader’s op1…

This would be fine if you were colour blind, haha. I’m referring to the knobs being all grey now! I guess you could memorise, but

https://www.instagram.com/p/BOImv5uhNd8/?utm_source=ig_embed

This person's saying they just did a paint job with primer, matte black paint, and lacquer. I'm wondering how risky that'd be, lol.

That looks amazing

Darth Vader's op1...

This would be fine if you were colour blind, haha. I’m referring to the knobs being all grey now! I guess you could memorise, but

yeah they should of painted the end caps on the knobs

All Black OP looks super dope! Hit up Colorware and try and get them to paint your OP

That’s the idea. It’s worth it to get it professionally done for the ~aesthetic~

Unless you are good with prep and spraypaint then I wouldn’t risk it.


I recently spraypainted a skateboard with paint then lacquer.
I thought I was pretty decent with spraypaint but it did take a few attempts (spraying then sanding down) to get the hang of it.
With an OP-1 though you’ll only get one chance to get it right :wink:

One of the challenges will also be taking it to bits and putting it back together.

Search in your local area for spray shops and invest the cash in something special.