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    Default anyone refinish speakers

    Ok, I changed out the screws of the RTA12c's that I have they were getting rusty and I cleaned out the grills, but I was thinking about painting them. They have a wood vinyl on them that I would prefer to remove, but am not sure how, so I was thinking that I would spray paint a piano black laquer finish on them. Has anyone tried this? Any other suggestions on refinishing old speakers?

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    Talk to Har....

    He redid some SRT /////

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    har, raife and F1nut are all into refinsihing. I doubt they would endore the spray paint route.

    There a thread somewhere where F1 detailed the use of some wood laminates available at HD to replace stock lam's...
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    Default I know this is old, but I just saw it...

    I've built a few DIY speaker systems, though that's not quite the same as refinishing an existing pair. I can tell you, though that true, glossy, piano black finish is not easy to acheive for a DIY'er at home. It CAN be done, but be prepared to spend a considerable amount of time and effort on it. I've got a link that tells how to do it here somewhere....

    IMHO, applying a nice wood veneer would be easier and would probably produce better-looking results.

    Here's one piano-finish link:


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    The first guy in the link that jcaut posted has a pretty good idea of what he's talking about, the second two don't have a clue.

    To get a gloss black lacquer piano finish that looks good, you really have to know what you are doing and have the proper equipment. You'll spend as much or more on equipment than if you took it to a pro shop and had them do it.
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    "you really have to know what you are doing"

    in general that is not what describes me, i have lots of good projects to start but never finish cause sometimes I dont know what i am doing. maybe i'll just get the cabinets re-made in real wood.

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