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illegalrugalah 6th June 2012 12:14 AM

Paint old speakers?
 
My dad bought new speakers and gave me the older ones for my gaming computer. However, they look BAD. Weathered and the speakers and the sub arent the same colour... So how could I paint them without ruining anything? And how could i replace the black cloth mesh cover?
Heres a picture of them: imgur.com/SU7eu

picowallspeaker 6th June 2012 12:36 AM

They are wonderful !!
You should put them as your avatar !
Really ;
Frankly , :rolleyes:
the grill cloth it's just something that must be put only in REAL need ,like
big dust in the air or kids around ( or pets ! )
I'm a big kid ,too :rolleyes:
But I prefer to roast them from the inside
Something like a microwave oven :rolleyes::crazy:
And what does the grill cloth hide ?
And what type of varnish is now used ? Sticky vinyl ? On cheap
chipboard ?

What about covering them with 1mm laminated steel or aluminum ?
It would become a set of 'tough boxes' !
With many rivets :cool: the cloth would be then substituted by a steel grid .
Next step would be to put aluminum cone woofers ;)
And the 'Alien' picture on the sides :D:p;)

godfrey 6th June 2012 12:42 AM

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If you're going to paint the boxes, it's probably a good idea to remove the grills and drive units first, assuming you can.

Shrunk photo for convenience....

illegalrugalah 6th June 2012 12:52 AM

Thank you both for your suggestions! :) picowallspeaker, could you direct me somewhere i could buy the steel/aluminum sheets/grid? sounds like a good idea! :D
which reminds me, however, they received a lot of wear outside and this happened D:
http://imgur.com/j7K3o

picowallspeaker 6th June 2012 01:32 AM

The problem is how to correctly do the bends , or leave them plain , using some corners/frames ...but this is seen also in the rack gear , seeming very modular and shock proof .
But I like more some of 'steampunk' style

godfrey 6th June 2012 01:39 AM

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Originally Posted by illegalrugalah (Post 3049622)
....this happened

That's nasty. Looks like the surround's broken, with pieces missing - not easy or cheap to fix properly.

illegalrugalah 6th June 2012 01:46 AM

alright, ill try to figure something out...
and the speaker works, but where would i go to fix it?

in the meantime, im trying to hook it up to my computer using the receiver box, but nothings working... i have one cord (i think its a coax or spdif) and here are the slots i have on the receiver and my comp Computer Audio - Imgur

godfrey 7th June 2012 02:52 AM

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You need a 3.5mm stereo to twin RCA cable.


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