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11-28-2009, 05:30 PM #1Senior Member
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Repaint/surface speaker cans
I have some liquid audio speakers like the attached. Someone found a good reason to put some duct tape on them and when it came off it ripped off some of the paint. I'm wondering if there's a good way to repaint or resurface them? I'm not really concerned with retaining any lettering/decals as long as it looks reasonable enough.
Is this something that I can just sand/clean and spray paint? Any special considerations or paints? (ie, any normal outdoor spray paint or should I pick up something like this? http://www.amazon.com/Tempo-Mercury-.../dp/B0000BYM8G ).
Any other good ideas? The speakers themselves are fine so I might also consider just getting new cans if that was an option and anybody knew where/how to get them.
11-28-2009, 06:51 PM #2
personally, I'd look into powdercoating them. might cost a few $, but will last a long time, and you can get custom colors done...'06 Supra Launch 20SSV-gone but never forgotten
11-28-2009, 10:26 PM #3
Moomba - I'm not familar with how those cans are constructed ( I'm on a PDA or I look it up for you).
If they are aluminum you could have them bead blasted for pretty cheap and then have them anodized. This process is better then Powder coating because the seal is done thru and electronic process.
If the cans are steel or some other substraight you could blast them and the. Powde coat them. Better than painting for sure.
In both cases ask the anodize / powdercoat house to take care and use a hang tab that's out of sight so you don't see any contact points
either route you go, I'd suspect you could get a nice custom color and pro finish.
11-28-2009, 11:02 PM #4
The problem i have with anodizing is that in a region of intense sun and heat, it's only good for a year or so at best then it fades to a nasty hue of it's former self and you end up regreting the decision. I powdercoated my last tower red and after three years and nothing but waxing once in awhile it still looked new. My 2 cents worth2007 Mobius LSV
11-29-2009, 09:31 AM #5Senior Member
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Thanks for the options guys, I'd never heard of most of those. Guess I have a little research to do.
11-29-2009, 11:51 AM #6
def. call a bunch of shops too. for a small job like this, you'll find a VERY wide range of prices..'06 Supra Launch 20SSV-gone but never forgotten