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Old 12-15-2003, 06:00 AM
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Is there any procedure for taking care of the foam surround on a sub?
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Old 12-15-2003, 06:54 AM
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Hair moose and steel wool facial scrub with an acetone after-wash toner............. and don't slip with the drill when installing and slam the bit through the surround and bounce it off the spider.
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Old 12-15-2003, 06:02 PM
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I believe many foam surrounds are now treated to last much longer so it shouldn't be an issue with a high quality speaker.
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Old 12-15-2003, 07:10 PM
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-Chemicals are bad (glue, resin, grease, armorall)
-time is bad
-UV is bad
-screwdrivers very bad
-moisture shouldnt be (they design the foam to resist moisture but few materials are hydrophobic)
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Old 12-15-2003, 07:54 PM
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Paul-ee, it's been rare, but the sh!tty thing is this, it's always been my gear............... in my vehicle, that I'm installing late into the night.............. because I had to work on someone else's vehicle during normal daylight hours while I was sane. Life just ain't fair. I still remember the one time I slipped with the hammer on the inside of one of my past trucks that I owned and created a nice goose egg on the external panel. [img]graemlins/@bow.gif[/img] [img]graemlins/cry.gif[/img]
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Old 12-15-2003, 08:12 PM
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Originally posted by Hardwrkr:
I believe many foam surrounds are now treated to last much longer so it shouldn't be an issue with a high quality speaker.
You are correct, Also as the saying goes if you havn't put a drill through a surroud your not a real installer yet [img]tongue.gif[/img]
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Old 12-15-2003, 08:30 PM
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I'll second motion.............
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Old 12-16-2003, 09:25 AM
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so true. I can remember the first (and only) one i ever did. Same thing, last install of the day, 10 mins after closing, just rushing to go home, and *POP*.
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