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Old 5th June 2008, 03:01 AM   #1
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Default help! dented my fx120

my clumsy self has dented my beloved fostex fx120. what can i do? sleepless nights here...

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Old 5th June 2008, 04:22 AM   #2
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I fear you will have to remove the dust cap and glue a new one in.

Here in California, there's a company called Dent-Pro that has done wonderful things for door panel dings on friends cars. (me I collect them like trophies) They might have some tricks to pull that dome out.

The worry is overstressing the compliant surround & spider which is why surgery with a sharp blade may be kinder.
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Old 5th June 2008, 04:25 AM   #3
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actually, I should have said:
if you can live with the hideous sight of your deeds then do nothing. I doubt this has much effect of the speaker performance.
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Old 5th June 2008, 04:59 AM   #4
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my clumsy self has dented my beloved fostex fx120. what can i do? sleepless nights here...

thanks,
If you can find a piece of rubber hose, you can try to suck the dent out carefully by mouth.
I've even heard people claim that a vacuumcleaner can be used, as long as you are able to reduce it's power.

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Old 5th June 2008, 07:28 AM   #5
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The other option if you are really careful is to use some sticky tape to stick onto the dome and try to pull the dust cap out that way.

Need to be careful though and hold the cone with the other hand, if it feels like you are putting too much pressure on the cone/dome then try something else.

Just had to do the same after my little boy put a dint in one of my brand spanking new FE138ES-R's - time for me to make a removable grill to keep little fingers away!

Again good luck.
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Old 5th June 2008, 02:34 PM   #6
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Originally posted by es44 I've even heard people claim that a vacuumcleaner can be used, as long as you are able to reduce it's power.[/B]
Here's my cautionary vacuum cleaner tale. A few weeks ago, I cut a port hole in an existing box, and when I put the vacuum hose inside the port hole (to get out the sawdust), whoosh! The paper cone on the nearby tweeter disappeared in an instant. I was left staring at the tweeter's naked basket and magnet. Oops.
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Old 5th June 2008, 03:51 PM   #7
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My sons have done this to some FF165's I have in our living room. I have found that a vacuum cleaner works really well taking out the worst of the damage, however you are left with small telltale creases afterwards. I always use the vacuum on low power.

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Sticky tape does work with Aluminum dust caps.
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In cases of Extreme Unction, a thin bare wire with a tiny drop of cyanoacrylate at the end can work, though possibly leaving a small scar.
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Default Sy you forgot to mention...

that the CA adhesive can be easily cleaned up after with a Q=Tip and some Acetone. Good luck what have you got to loose?
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