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Speaker Grill Fabric by stefanosg
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Just for snicks and giggles, I pulled the speaker grills out. After many years in the sun, dark grey has turned to a bluish color. Initially I was only interested in seeing the speakers underneath as I am looking to replace them. Anyway, sitting on my workbenck I eye my can of Krylon black spraypaint. I figured what the hell. I gave the one grill a good once over with the spray can and I was amazed at the results. The pic really doesn't do it justice. If you don't have any tears this is a good and easy alternative.

[img]https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-J6nNAvtAazQ/UgQ_0pv316I/AAAAAAAAA0c/5DVkasp5Oe4/w1024-h333-no/IMGP0670.JPG[/img]

In case the picture does not appear, here is a link to it.

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-J6nNAvtAazQ/UgQ_0pv316I/AAAAAAAAA0c/5DVkasp5Oe4/w1024-h333-no/IMGP0670.JPG

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You've got to take the 's' out of https. Looks good!
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That is gonna fade very fast. :l
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Originally posted by stefanosg:

Just for snicks and giggles, I pulled the speaker grills out. After many years in the sun, dark grey has turned to a bluish color. Initially I was only interested in seeing the speakers underneath as I am looking to replace them. Anyway, sitting on my workbenck I eye my can of Krylon black spraypaint. I figured what the hell. I gave the one grill a good once over with the spray can and I was amazed at the results. The pic really doesn't do it justice. If you don't have any tears this is a good and easy alternative.


I was thinking about doing this

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Speaker Grill fabrick, took my installer 5 min to do bth front, longer for the rear.

http://www.speakerworks.com/default.asp
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I'd recommend just taking the fabric off. It will always fade and crumble. Here is mine with no fabric. The dot in the center is the chrome speaker cone:

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rodney dickman sells a great set of speaker grill fabric that is UV protected and will not fade in the sun... or atleast for a long time... had mine on in the florida hot sun everyday for over a year now and it has not faded or changed colors yet..

and the fabric is inexpensive..

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You mean they're not supposed to be blue??
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Originally posted by NetCam:

You mean they're not supposed to be blue??


Perhaps the dirt and grunge acts as a UV protectant....all the nice clean ones I see are blue...all the filthy ones are charcoal.
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Perhaps the dirt and grunge acts as a UV protectant....all the nice clean ones I see are blue...all the filthy ones are charcoal.


haha

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I really like the look of the speaker grill without the fabric. Probably lets a little more sound through, also.
Nice job!!
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I really like the look of the speaker grill without the fabric. Probably lets a little more sound through, also.



Doesn't make a difference. Speaker grill fabric is acoustically transparent - until you paint it.

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Doesn't make a difference. Speaker grill fabric is acoustically transparent - until you paint it.


I like the look of it too without the fabric. Had I known I would not have bothered. As for painting it, I held it up to the light and compared it to the unpainted one. I could see no difference in its transparency.
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Originally posted by jhgraham:

Speaker Grill fabrick, took my installer 5 min to do bth front, longer for the rear.

http://www.speakerworks.com/default.asp


Which colour of fabric did you buy, the dark grey or the black?
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Report this Post09-28-2013 03:27 PM Click Here to See the Profile for NetCamClick Here to visit NetCam's HomePageSend a Private Message to NetCamEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Got some speaker cloth from Rodney. Put it on and they look great! After pictures coming once the glue dries....

Hard to believe they are supposed to be black


Good look at the original colour compared to the bleached tops


Waiting for the glue to dry, don't want to be impatient


Done! $10 well spent

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I think leaving the cloth off you will end up with some dusty speakers behind the grill.
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Originally posted by stefanosg:

As for painting it, I held it up to the light and compared it to the unpainted one. I could see no difference in its transparency.


ACOUSTIC transparency means the fabric doesn't block/absorb ANY of the sound frequencies coming through it.

Replacing the fabric with new speaker grill fabric is best, but if someone wants to paint it, at least use Fabric Dye Spray - NOT a can of left-over engine enamel.

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Originally posted by stefanosg:


I like the look of it too without the fabric. Had I known I would not have bothered. As for painting it, I held it up to the light and compared it to the unpainted one. I could see no difference in its transparency.


incorrect, the fabric "colors" the sound, painted or not.. but in a car you'll be hard pressed to notice running down the road
and why in studios you'll never find a monitor with it's grill on.. even the cheapest sound testing equipment show the "coloration" from a speaker grill, the fiero with plastic and fabric is totally screw'n with the sound

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