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Old 2nd October 2007, 09:10 AM   #1
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Default Removing drivers from cabinets

Has anyone got a neat way of easily removing speaker drivers from cabinets? I've got a pair of Dynaudio Finale speakers, which the foam surrounds have perished and need to be replaced. Trouble is, the "permanently elastic" speaker sealant provided by Dynaudio makes it very hard to budge any of the drivers without damaging the finish on the cabinets. I can't seem to lever them off or even pull them out when I get my fingers through the surrounds
Has anyone got any clever ideas?
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Old 2nd October 2007, 09:32 AM   #2
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Gentle warming with a hair dryer may help.
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Old 2nd October 2007, 09:58 AM   #3
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Thanks. I'll give it a try.
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Old 2nd October 2007, 03:06 PM   #4
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Get the biggest wood screw that will fit in the driver mounting holes and insert it on an extreme angle so that the threads are in contact with the metal and slowly turn it into the cabinet.

If it starts making its own hole try another angle or hole.
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Sounds like that would work well with a coarse thread bolt rather than a screw.
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Old 2nd October 2007, 03:45 PM   #6
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Yes the coarser the better as long as it will fit. I have several wood screws that I made the tips blunt just for this purpose.
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Old 2nd October 2007, 09:40 PM   #7
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Thanks - the heating didn't work, so I'll give the screw trick a try
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