Keeping foam surrounds from deteriorating?

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  1. Jason Wilcox

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    What can I do to keep the foam surrounds on my speakers from deteriorating? Is there there something I can apply to them? They're Koss M/80+ speakers.
     
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    Armor-all
     
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    Armor-all? I wouldn't expect it to do anything for foam. It's for rubber and vinyl. It also might not be very good for the cone, depending on the material. (personally, I don't even use it on my car).
     
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    what if your foam pretty much disintergrates. Any products out there to repair it. I have an old pair of advents and this thread makes me curious
     
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    There is a place where you can buy replacement surrounds, I read about it on this forum. Unfortunately, it was some time ago, and I can't find the thread.

    The same thing happened to my old floorstanders, so I just replaced the subs with some better ones.
     
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    This is why I WILL NOT buy any speakers with foam surrounds! why pay X amount per speaker so they can just fall apart in X amount of years? But for those who already have foam speakers www.partsexpress.com sells foam repair kits. even for Advent speakers! Hope this helps!!
    Mike
     
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    I had a pair of speakers re-foamed(?) a few years back. It was relatively cheap and the speakers sounded great, although you can expect a break-in period just as you would a new set of speakers.
    There are several site that describe how to DIY it, although I'm not that brave.
     
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    thanks for that tip on refoaming. Figure if its not to expensive I might as well fix them up... they are a nice little pair of bookshelves
     
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    Go for it, Jesse! I’ve re-surrounded a few speakers over the years and always had excellent results.

    Regards,
    Wayne A. Pflughaupt
     
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    A local electronics repair shop sold me some 10" surrounds for my dad's 20+ speakers. Cost me maybe $10 total - 3 dollars for the surrounds and dust caps, 7 dollars for the glue. It is very simple to do, just make sure you do a good job... I ended up leaving glue on the cone and parts of the surround weren't totally sealed to the cone wish left a vibration when bass was played loud... This was just carelessness on my part..
    So just do a good job if you do decide to do it!!! [​IMG]
    Andrew
     
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