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Old 18th November 2006, 07:15 PM   #1
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Default Subwoofer surrond repair?

I got a rip in the surround of mysubwoofer. I was wondering the best way to repair it. It has been there awhile and still operates with the tear, but would like to repair. thanks for any help.
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Old 18th November 2006, 07:20 PM   #2
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What is the surround made of?

Can you post a pic of the damage?
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Old 18th November 2006, 07:23 PM   #3
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I will try to get a pic later. Not at home now. Not sure what it is made of. Just looks like rubber to me. It is an inch long tear in it. Will try to get a pic? I was thinking about using just rubber cement, but wasn't sure so thought I would ask.
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I have heard others having success with rubber cement but you have to be careful that the rubber is not adversely affected by the cement. You might also wish to add a piece of tissue paper in the mix to act as a patch and prevent air escaping past the patch. Best if you do this from the inside if possible and be careful not to use too much.
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Old 18th November 2006, 09:27 PM   #5
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K. Thanks. I have also heard of clear nail polish. I will definately be taking the sub out, so might try that tissue paper.
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Old 18th November 2006, 09:32 PM   #6
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The clear nail polish is used to repair a paper cone. I would hesitate using it on a rubber surround. You have to be careful that the solvent in nail polish does not eat into the rubber. I think I would try it on an old speaker before putting it on the good one. You really only have one chance to get it right.

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I thought I read somewhere to use cloth tape on one side and wood glue on the other.
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Old 18th November 2006, 10:50 PM   #8
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Maybe I'll wait to see what others say. That would be bad. It is definately a rubber surround. thanks.
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hot glue works great in my experience... just add a thin film of it(too thick and it will be stiff as hot glue isnt extremely flexible) It sticks extremely well to rubber and if you make the repair on the inside of the speaker you can minimize the visible 'shiny spot' on the surrorund(assuming your surrounds arent already shiny)
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