Painting Triad Grills

Discussion in 'Speakers' started by Luke_Y, Oct 10, 2004.

  1. Luke_Y

    Luke_Y Second Unit

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    Looking for some advice on painting the grills and frames on my Triad In-Wall Silver 4 Surround Speakers.

    Let me elaborate on my situation- They are installed. Although beautiful, Triad grills are quite delicate (so much so that Triad wont accept returns). In my last house I had a set installed and tried to remove the grills later for painting, resulting in the grills creasing and having to order new ones (they are not cheap so I would like to avoid that this time). The speakers I have now are hand me downs from my brother. When he took them out of his wall he was extremely careful and still bent/creased the grills. I luckily got them for the cost of new grills [​IMG]

    So... Have I told you how delicate the grills are and how much I don't want to remove them [​IMG]

    Any opinions on how they would turn out if I painted them installed? The frame is no problem but I am worried about the grill. If i used a fairly dry brush do you think it would work out OK? How about a sponge brush?

    Looking forward to some input.
     
  2. Kevin G.

    Kevin G. Second Unit

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    I am assuming they are metal, maybe alluminum? Plastic?
    Not fabric covered?
    If so, I wouldn't even waste time with brushing...
    spray 'em. lightly scuff with a scotch brite pad and spray paint them.
    Results will be much more clean, even, and gratifying
     
  3. Luke_Y

    Luke_Y Second Unit

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    Kevin, Thanks for the input. Yes they are metal.

    I've no doubt that spraying would be the best option but am afraid to ruin another set of grills removing them. I wish I still had some of the old bent grills to practice on and see how they would turn out.
     

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