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Old 12-10-2017, 11:31 PM   #1
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Default Whatís the best way to fix a tear in speaker?

Well, it happened! My Peavey Valveking somehow fell right on top of the amp stand, leaving this tear in the speaker! I was in the middle of band practice and continued using the amp without any problems! There was no buzz or anything like it. As far as I can tell, it sounds the same!

But, whatís the best way to fix a tear? Iíve read of several different fixes including using toilet paper, thin cloth, tape, nail polish and even dollar bills!
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Old 12-10-2017, 11:37 PM   #2
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I fixed one with the glue method, as long as the tear isn't at the edge most of those methods will work since the cone moves as a 'whole'.
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Tape? That's we did in my 3rd world country.
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Tape? That's we did in my 3rd world country.
Are you saying us duct-tapers are backwards? LOL
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The method I use is cut a strip of drywall tape for both sides of the tear. Have the tape be able to cover half an inch all the way around the rip and apply a layer of clear silicone on the tape.

With the use of a sponge or soft block of sorts as a back support, place the tape on the front first and use your finger to gently rub the tape from the inside to the outside of the tape in all directions taking out any air bubbles that may form.

Let it set up for at least an hour and then repeat for the back. Once the back is done, let it sit for 12 hours.

You can use a black magic marker to blend the repair with the rest of the speaker.
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I have a Micro Cube just for tinkerin with and somehow I put a cord plug through the screen on the front and poked a hole in one of the speakers. I fixed it with fingernail polish. Worked great.
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Since you didn't mention if it was just a tear or a big hole, I'm going to assume its a tear and can be pushed back in place. If so, most folks use contact cement(Rubber Cement). Tear one sheet of toilet paper up and try to make paper dust and sprinkle it on the glue. Whatever you do, don't do anything that will warp the cone in any way. If you do, you will start hearing the cone dragging on the voice coil in the center. That would be a bad thing.
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Are you saying us duct-tapers are backwards? LOL
Oh sorry for the misunderstanding. I was asking if he would consider using tape coz that what we used to do.
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As long as you can stabilize the tear so it doesn't get bigger there is no significant affect on the sound---I have used nail polish, rubber cement, and even Elmers wood glue---with or without paper. The guy I bought these from used them for months with this much damage, and they still sounded good

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Small tears are no problem, but sometimes you just need to upgrade

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If its Just a tear not over 1" use clear nail polish.over 1" ues rubber cement and fine Guase.and hippychip I can tell the bottom speaker was re' coned.
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