View Full Version : Surround Re-Glueing
01-31-2008, 12:53 PM
What have people used to reglue a surround that has partially become detached. The surround is rubber. I was thinking some kind of hobby rubber cement?
01-31-2008, 01:04 PM
If the tear is clean and in the middle of the 'roll', you can use a small strip of rubber and rubber cement to patch it, just like you would patch a torn knee in your jeans.
If the rubber is detaching from the cone or frame of the speaker, you need to do some more research into glues. Surround to cone is gonna be easier than surround to frame. Consider epoxies.
01-31-2008, 01:48 PM
Heres a few pics of what im talking about...
01-31-2008, 02:00 PM
Maybe PVC cement glue? Pretty flexible and great under preasure.
01-31-2008, 04:11 PM
How about something to hold it down physically, instead of using glue. Maybe a ring that you can bolt down to hold the entire thing in place.
You can try glueing it down, but you'll likely find yourself fixing it every so often(maybe once a year).
01-31-2008, 05:14 PM
PartsExpress.com has a speaker glue that seems alot like Elmer's White Glue but it's not. I used to repair dust caps and surrounds on both polypropylene and paper/pulp cones wiith much success.
02-09-2008, 08:01 PM
I don't really know, but I'm thinking a contact cement-type glue would be best (perhaps the rubber cement you mention). Is the metal frame painted where the surround needs to be attached? I'm interested in your experience because I've got some speaker drivers that have the rubber surrounds coming loose from the frames, but what is actually happening is that the paint on the frame is coming loose and taking the surround with it. They're cheapy drivers, but I'd still like to glue them back.
02-09-2008, 08:51 PM
Dude go to an RC hobby shop. They have glue for gluing tires to rims on the RC trucks. Its cheap, and works great. It is the same thing as super glue. Works great. I wish I new this trick before I tossed a couple speakers that wouldn't hold up with "speaker glue".
Use speaker glue if the surround is foam.
02-10-2008, 11:24 PM
Im with Ben the stuff works great ! but parts express stuff work good too they sell it with all their foam repair kits.
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