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Offline TurboT

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​Speaker cabinet respray
« on: September 27, 2016, 03:11:01 PM »
Hi

I have a pair of Boston CR105's in cherry wood that I want to respray back.. does anybody have any experience doing this ? Basically I just want to know if its doable, affordable and wont destroy the speakers..

I'm based in Sandton, if anybody can recommend someone that can do this I would really appreciate it.

Regards
Thys

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Re: ​Speaker cabinet respray
« Reply #1 on: September 27, 2016, 03:33:53 PM »
Respray (on the back?) or black?

DIY + airbrush+small kompressor+water trap+paint from an auto paint supplier. Remove the drivers. Mask driver holes. Get a 3M breathing mask for auto paint. Minimise all scratches and blemishes before painting as paint will not conceal any marks.

If you DIY, your speakers will sound 50% better.

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Re: ​Speaker cabinet respray
« Reply #2 on: September 27, 2016, 03:46:52 PM »
Also check whether the veneer is real wood veneer or sh!tty plastic wrap veneer lookalike.

If real wood then you should be able to spray, of plastic wrap then it may be a whole lot more difficult.
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Re: ​Speaker cabinet respray
« Reply #3 on: October 03, 2016, 07:28:03 AM »
If it is a plastic type veneer one would need to strip it off first otherwise it is going to dissolve when the thinners in the paint comes into contact with it.

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Re: ​Speaker cabinet respray
« Reply #4 on: October 03, 2016, 07:55:26 AM »
Unless you use water-based paint

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Re: ​Speaker cabinet respray
« Reply #5 on: October 03, 2016, 09:14:24 AM »
Good point . I should have qualified it.

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Re: ​Speaker cabinet respray
« Reply #6 on: October 21, 2016, 12:30:26 PM »
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Re: ​Speaker cabinet respray
« Reply #7 on: November 08, 2016, 10:37:50 AM »
What about vinyl wrapping the speakers? That way it's removable and won't detract from the speaker's "vintage value"  :P

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Re: ​Speaker cabinet respray
« Reply #8 on: March 06, 2017, 06:13:55 PM »
DIY