Loudspeaker Foam Surround glue?

Hi All.

Hoping you can advise me.

I need to replace the foam surrounds and cones on a pair of Jamo Speakers I picked up recently for $15.

I've removed the remains of what crumbled away and will soon be ready to glue their replacements.

What's left of the special glue (white) I bought won't be enough to finish the job.

Do I need to buy more dedicated foam surround glue or is standard PVA wood glue (white glue, elmers glue) suitable.


White (when wet) PVA glues is fine. Dries transparent and slightly flexible.

*Some* brands, meant for woodworking/carpentry include some mineral load (finely powdered talcum or industrial chalk) to give it some "solid contents" to make it stronger, more rigid, those dry whitish opaque and you don´t want them.
Buy whatever you find locally NOT branded "extra strong" or similar.

Also avoid the type sold for schoolkids use, and labelled as "washable".

A bonus to Mothers who must clean Junior´s mess ;) but those again include a load: starch.
When clothes are washed, starch grains absorb water, expand, and soften glue so it´s easily washed away, again you don´t want that.

IF you live in a large city, printer suppliers have a special "bookbinding glue" which is pure PVC (+ water of course), they apply it to cheap (non stitched) books or tear away writing pads and is meant to be flexible.
Often slightly dyed red or green, no problem since it´s only a dye, not solid pigment.

Before comitting to the real refoaming, you can draw a straight bead along some paper and let it dry overnight, then check transparency and flexibility.

Just checked, Anita´s looks fine.
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