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just punched a hole in the cone of a driver

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by patrickj, Oct 12, 2002.


  1. patrickj

    patrickj

    Aug 13, 2001
    Baltimore, MD
    screwdriver slipped

    how ****ed am i? do i need a whole new speaker? is there anything i can do (some sort of super-glue compound) to repair it without replacing the cone?
     
  2. patrickj

    patrickj

    Aug 13, 2001
    Baltimore, MD
    it's in the surround (accordion), not the actual cone - if this helps one way or another..
     
  3. patrickj

    patrickj

    Aug 13, 2001
    Baltimore, MD
    searched through, found something about superglue/epoxy and tissue paper, i'll try that

    anyone?
     
  4. Brad Johnson

    Brad Johnson Commercial User

    Mar 8, 2000
    Gaithersburg, Md
    Boom Bass Cabinets, DR strings
    Use a flexible epoxy if you can. The idea is to contain the tear so it doesn't spread.
     
  5. What I've done in occasions like this is apply a small amount of Bison kit (the rubbery stuff, I believe it's sold outside of holland under that name but look it up, it's a very common adhesive http://www.bison.net/servlet/ProductServlet20?cmd=show&id=10686, versions by other manufacturers are ok too) onto the hole or tear on both sides making a patch. No toiletpaper or anything, just the kit. Works like a charm, and if you use the black version it's hardly noticeable too. I would definately not use epoxy as it isn't flexible.

    Good luck.

    Cheers Rody

    edit>haven't heard of the flexible epoxy Brad mentioned, but if it's there, look into it....</edit
     
  6. patrickj

    patrickj

    Aug 13, 2001
    Baltimore, MD
    thanks all! now fixed (and play tested).. I used a silicone sealer/adhesive designed for aquariums. waterproof, won't crack, very flexible, etc.
     
  7. Brad Johnson

    Brad Johnson Commercial User

    Mar 8, 2000
    Gaithersburg, Md
    Boom Bass Cabinets, DR strings
  8. RobOtto

    RobOtto

    Aug 15, 2002
    Denton, TX
    If it is beer resistant I might need to line my stomach with it. Glad to hear you got the tear sorted out Patrick.