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Old 8th November 2015, 03:10 PM   #1
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Talking Clavel 3 way speaker build

I have build the 3 Way kit from but am looking for advice on how to finish it off.
I want to send it off for spray painting but need to do the prep work.
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Some suggested to do carbon fiber.

All advice welcome
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Old 11th November 2015, 08:47 PM   #2
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Hi, If painting sand through the grits and seal? seal (mdf sealer) and sand the edges as these absorb paint more than the face off mdf and will show through otherwise. Have fun.
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Old 13th November 2015, 12:43 PM   #3
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Light colours show up imperfections less; if it was me I'd go for white or a very pale grey.
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Old 13th November 2015, 01:28 PM   #4
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If this is MDF, sand only the joints, the flat side would be perfect enough. Impregnate, sand again lightly with 500 grit to remove any particles trapped. The spray it over with wood primer and sand it with 500 and then 1000. If you skip the primer step, joints will be visible after the paintjob. Then hand them over to the body shop and you`re done.

If you want to make them somewhat more scratch resistant, before to do anything, spray them over with the same paint colour like they are now - the MDF will suck the paint and will not look nice, but after you do the above procedure, if you hit or scratch them deep, the material will be same colour and it will not be very visible ( no light plain MDF spot ).
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Old 24th November 2015, 04:02 PM   #5
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I am thinking of doing a rebuild of the enclosure to more easier one.
It may have a triangular shape.
I want to go for a metallic/pearl white paint.

I wonder if you can run 2 woofers in same enclosure?
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Old 24th November 2015, 05:36 PM   #6
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You can ask the guys who will do the paining. They should know exactly was with work with that material. Nice speakers by the way.
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