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Old 26th August 2008, 10:10 PM   #1
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Default repair torn paper cone? which glue?

i have a paper based cone tweeter.midrange driver from a console i'd like to fix.
small tears where i poked it - dumb - so i think it can be fixed, what glue should i use, and just paint some on?
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Old 26th August 2008, 10:45 PM   #2
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PVA (woodworking) glue is best for paper, you could glue a cigarette tissue paper over the tear on the rear of the cone for strength.
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Old 27th August 2008, 01:59 PM   #3
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I have successfully repaired many paper cones, using SOFT cure flexible glues ( ie Alene's Super Tacky or Roscoe Flexbond )
The PVA wood glues ( Elmer's etc ) dry hard, and inflexible and after time get brittle.
If necessary thin black tissue paper ( available in craft store ) can be used for reinforcement.
I have also used thin clear RTV glass sealant.
( Toothpicks , a pin vise, and dental picks come in handy )
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Old 27th August 2008, 03:36 PM   #5
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Hi,

Any wood glue PVA where the stuff left around the cap is always
flexible is the right stuff for the job. With no part of the cone
missing a near invisible repair is possible. Use a toothpick and
apply to wet the fuzzy torn edges only and remate the tear.

Alternatively use the search facility.

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