Painting Speaker Cabs

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Re: Painting Speaker Cabs
« Reply #40 on: 31 Aug 2022, 01:31 am »

I'm sure you all have heard the saying "better to be lucky than good." That pretty much nails how my speaker cab painting went.

I had used Knisser Cover Stain as a sealer. I was very happy with how that came out. 3 coats with a bunch of sanding. It's white so I figured my top coat in a midnight blue, would take 2-3 coats to cover. I used a Sherwin Williams Emerald Urethane as my paint. Applied it with a micro fiber roller.

After one coat, I couldn't believe what I was seeing. My wife took one look and forbid me to do another coat. This was completely unintended.





 
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« Reply #41 on: 31 Aug 2022, 02:09 am »
Are you not going paint inside?

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« Reply #42 on: 31 Aug 2022, 02:18 am »
Not sure if you're joking or not, but no. I've started the No Rez process.

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« Reply #43 on: 31 Aug 2022, 02:29 am »
Not sure if you're joking or not, but no. I've started the No Rez process.
The inside paint affects the sound, the exterior finish are unimportant to the sound.
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« Reply #44 on: 31 Aug 2022, 03:04 am »
Interesting, but I'm lining the interior with No Rez. That will have to do.

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« Reply #45 on: 31 Aug 2022, 03:34 am »
Love it, no really really love it

not a fan of just black boxes, or in the GR Circle I should say black baffles :P

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« Reply #46 on: 31 Aug 2022, 03:41 am »
Interesting, but I'm lining the interior with No Rez. That will have to do.

Painting is absolutely not needed on the inside of the speakers.  The NoRez is more than enough.

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« Reply #47 on: 31 Aug 2022, 03:51 am »


The paint in the tray on the left is the color I was originally going for. I was visualizing a deep blue cabinet.

One more just because.

Appreciate the comments.

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« Reply #48 on: 31 Aug 2022, 03:52 am »
Painting is absolutely not needed on the inside of the speakers.  The NoRez is more than enough.
The internal treatment will shape the sound greatly, one have to do the internal treatment according his personal taste listening the various options, aside painting inside will prevent humidity/mould along the winters.

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« Reply #49 on: 3 Sep 2022, 01:01 am »
Nice Job.

Danny Richie

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« Reply #50 on: 7 Sep 2022, 09:09 pm »
Wow, nice paint job.

RMarshall

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« Reply #51 on: 8 Sep 2022, 11:21 pm »
Thanks Danny. Yeah, I'm pretty happy with them.

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« Reply #52 on: 20 Nov 2022, 12:03 am »
No problem - I got to look at it twice :)

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