How do I repair slight tears in my subwoofer's speaker grille?

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  1. Clint B

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    Hi. I posted this in another forum and I also wanted to get opinions from the HTF membership. I've got some slight tears in my subwoofer's speaker grille, along the edges, and I want to know the best way to repair them. I thought about just gluing them, but I thought that might be messy. Someone on another forum suggested buying new grilles, but I may not want to do that. In light of that, can you please let me know what I can do to repair the tears? Thanks for any help you can give.
     
  2. MikeLi

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    First off what kind of covers do you have. Are they wrapped around a plastic square and then go into the sub by little rubber pegs? If so, go to the craft store, get some fabric that will match, take the old stuff off and stretch the new stuff bake on and use some good tape to hold them after you have glued onto the plastic frame. After it dries you can cut off remaining fabric hanging over and replace the rubber connectors. This way the glue stays on the part with the framed and if done slowly and carefully it wont be noticable. Good Luck!
     
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    Thanks for your response, Mike. My sub is a Mirage FRX-s8, and I believe the rectangular cover is wrapped around a plastic rectangle, and it does have the rubber pegs. I do wonder, though, how long would this take to do, and how expensive would this be? Also, are there specific instructions? You've provided me with a good guide, but I want to make sure I'm doing specific things right, especially the baking (I don't want to ruin my speaker grille in an oven or something like that!) and knowing what kind of glue and tape to use. Thanks.
     
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    My idea was to find fabric you like either at the fabric store or at a custom HT shop. Take your others off with a sharp razor blade. Add about an inch on all sides. Use a craft glue gun with clear glue sticks and put a few on at a corner and start there. Let that corner dry, the stuff drys pretty quick and then go to the oposite corner do the same thing then do the other two stretching as you go. You can add some glue under the centers and closer to the edges as you stretch as well. When your done. clip the overhang off with sissors and your done.. good luck
     
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    Parts Express sells speaker grill cloth in a variety of colors. I would just replace the fabric...
     
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    Use the PE stuff. It's a more open weave, and is more acoustically transparent.
     

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