Painting Speaker Cabs

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mkane

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« Reply #20 on: 16 Aug 2022, 01:40 am »
 Seems as though I have time on my side. 

mkane

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« Reply #21 on: 16 Aug 2022, 05:35 pm »
 The last coat went on this morning. Letting er' dry and I'll button things up.

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« Reply #22 on: 16 Aug 2022, 10:09 pm »
  I had to do a fair amount of scraping the get the woofs in place due to paint build around the perimeter. Not perfect but our house isn't a  museum.









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« Reply #23 on: 16 Aug 2022, 10:12 pm »
^^^^^^^can't explain that sideways picture sorry

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« Reply #24 on: 17 Aug 2022, 12:07 am »
They look nice. Looking forward to hear your thought on them paired with dual servos.

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« Reply #25 on: 17 Aug 2022, 12:37 am »
 Thoughts. Fantastic. I've had them for at least a couple of years. I chased open baffle magic for quite a while and stumbled on to GR Research. Not soon enough. Spent a fortune chasing that sound.

Personally, I don't like the bright white but I have to please someone else in the house also.

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« Reply #26 on: 17 Aug 2022, 02:42 pm »
  I had to do a fair amount of scraping the get the woofs in place due to paint build around the perimeter. Not perfect but our house isn't a  museum.






I'm new to GR as well but I don't recognize the OB model shown.

Thanks,

Bob

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« Reply #27 on: 17 Aug 2022, 02:45 pm »
Bob, these are the Wedgie models.  They used the original LGK driver, so they are not available until/unless the speaker gets updated to use the new LGK 2.0 driver.

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« Reply #28 on: 18 Aug 2022, 12:23 am »
Looks good to me. They match your bass traps.

Are you happy with the results? Anything you would have done differently?

Roger

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« Reply #29 on: 18 Aug 2022, 02:57 pm »
 On the Super Minis I will use a roller with less of a mat hopefully to achieve a smoother finish.







mcgsxr

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« Reply #30 on: 18 Aug 2022, 05:54 pm »
Those do look good.  Better than my own past exploration of using rattle can truck bed liner!

mkane

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« Reply #31 on: 18 Aug 2022, 07:02 pm »
Looks like a T-Bird grill

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« Reply #32 on: 19 Aug 2022, 01:40 am »
Was a ‘69 I owned for 7 years.  Bought a spare bird from the grille of a wrecked one to keep after I sold her.  Was a great cruiser for us when my kids were younger. 

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« Reply #33 on: 19 Aug 2022, 01:33 pm »
Cabs are here. Heavy little suckers. The MDF is obviously of a higher quality than the piece I was using to experiment with.

I took today off from work. I needed a day off anyway, so now I can get a head start on sealing them. Hopefully I can complete that by the end of the weekend.

And so it starts. 

mkane

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« Reply #34 on: 19 Aug 2022, 01:49 pm »
 Take your time.

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« Reply #35 on: 21 Aug 2022, 02:43 pm »
Finished with the sealer part of the process. Very happy with how they turned out.

Luckily the weather cooperated with a bit less humidity, so dry times were less than I anticipated.

I applied three coats of the Knisser Cover Stain. With the first coat I used a brush, and wound up with the brush marks again. Sanded  with 220. Switched to a roller. The roller left a texture, but I got better coverage and was able to sand to a pretty smooth surface. The third coat was the key. Finished sanding with 400 grit.

I have a nice Bosch sander, but did all the sanding by hand. I felt I had more control that way. A lot of work, but worth it.

Now waiting for my paint to come in. Plus I guess the kit is still 2-3 weeks out, so no big rush.

Roger


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« Reply #36 on: 21 Aug 2022, 03:52 pm »
  I also started with an orbital sander. Hand sanding worked out best.

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« Reply #37 on: 23 Aug 2022, 01:56 am »
Hey mkane, just curious. Did you use more that a quart of paint for your cabinets?

mkane

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« Reply #38 on: 23 Aug 2022, 02:26 pm »
I did not. The first coat went on without being thinned. The second coat I thinned a bit. The third coat I thinned even more.

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« Reply #39 on: 24 Aug 2022, 01:01 am »
Thank you.