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Offline bombay317

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Damaged Rubber
« on: January 15, 2019, 09:04:09 pm »
I have cats. They have claws. One of them damaged the speaker. Is it possible to repair this, or is this a replace? It’s on the rubber, is there a glue that works for this?

I have to convert the images I took to attach them.
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Re: Damaged Rubber
« Reply #1 on: January 16, 2019, 04:12:57 am »
Like the rubber around the woofer surrounds?  I would just replace the woofer, that's not the easiest place for glue to hold up.
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Re: Damaged Rubber
« Reply #2 on: January 16, 2019, 04:17:02 am »
Yes, that is it. its the rubber gasket at the end of the cone that attaches to the front metal ring. It is the part that is the flexible seal to keep air in and sound on the outside.
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Re: Damaged Rubber
« Reply #3 on: January 16, 2019, 05:28:27 am »
It's called the surround. You could try some silicone sealer but as PB says it may not hold up. I would try it and if it doesn't work, get a replacement driver.
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Re: Damaged Rubber
« Reply #4 on: January 16, 2019, 06:01:16 am »
You could try some silicone sealer
More specifically, black or red RTV available at your local auto parts store, not bathroom caulk. 
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Re: Damaged Rubber
« Reply #5 on: January 16, 2019, 08:38:52 am »
Madisound might be able to repair that but it's possible that it might cost as much as a new driver once you pay for shipping both directions.

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Re: Damaged Rubber
« Reply #6 on: January 16, 2019, 09:51:03 am »
If a DIY repair won't hold I'm pretty sure the most cost effective approach will be to replace the woofer. We can provide info for a replacement if that is deemed necessary.
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Re: Damaged Rubber
« Reply #7 on: January 16, 2019, 02:50:02 pm »
If the damage is slight, I have used a dab of rubber cement to seal small tears

I have cats too.  8)...John
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Re: Damaged Rubber
« Reply #8 on: January 17, 2019, 02:51:19 am »
Ouch.  I had a cat problem too, but not as bad.  The cat loved to stick his paw into the port and drag out the insulation.  I installed a metal grille to put a stop to it.  Parts express has some. https://www.parts-express.com/cat/steel-speaker-grills/323

The "cat" in the IRL is prophetic :)
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Re: Damaged Rubber
« Reply #9 on: January 28, 2019, 02:40:39 am »
I have converted the images and am uploading them of the before and after.  I used the black RTV.
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Re: Damaged Rubber
« Reply #10 on: February 09, 2019, 09:03:38 am »
I would have used the red RTV to cat shame the varmint.
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Re: Damaged Rubber
« Reply #11 on: February 18, 2019, 09:19:43 pm »
well it turns out that they did it again and more extensively this time.  Ill be trying to order a replacement speaker and will try the grills.
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Re: Damaged Rubber
« Reply #12 on: February 25, 2019, 11:34:23 pm »
I wanted to add an image of the second repair of the damaged speaker.  It is a mess, but the rubber gasket maker material holds my cat's shame all together!
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Re: Damaged Rubber
« Reply #13 on: February 26, 2019, 04:43:41 am »
This is not a huge deal, but that looks like it is the upper woofer. The lower woofer has less of the upper frequency range to cover. If the lower woofer has escaped damage it might work a little better in the upper position.   
Note that this is based on assumption and is purely speculation.
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