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    Default Painting front of RT600's - questions

    The vinyl "countertop" wrap on my RT600's was peeling up real bad around the edges. So I took the drivers out, removed the Polk badge and pulled the wrap off completely. After getting down to bare MDF, I attempted to sand it down to remove all the leftover glue. I thought I had gotten all of the glue but after putting down the first coat of primer, it's clear that I didn't.

    Should I sand it back down and start over. Or after another coat of primer and about 3 coats of latex, will those glue imperfections still be noticeable? This is the first time I've done anything like this besides painting walls, so forgive my ignorance. If you have any tips, please share them.

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    Display: Sony KV-34HS420 34" CRT
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    I'd recommend using Zissner sealer primer as a base, otherwise you're going to have a very hard time painting MDF. This also works well on MDF: http://store.acrytech.com/Speaker-Cabinet-Coatings/ You can make it have the appearance of leather with some practice.
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    Thanks for the suggestion. In regards to the Duratex, it looks like primer is not necessary. Is that right?
    Display: Sony KV-34HS420 34" CRT
    Sources: Harman Kardon DVD-27,
    Panasonic DMP-BDT110 blu ray player
    AVR: Pioneer Elite VSX-53TX
    Fronts: Polk RT1000p
    Center: Polk CS400i
    Surrounds: Polk RT55
    Subwoofer: SVS PB10-ISD

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    That is correct.
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    Interesting http://store.acrytech.com/Speaker-Cabinet-Coatings/ I assume youve tried it Mike?

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    Yes.

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    Nice.Sprayed or rolled?

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    That looks pretty awesome. I watched a couple of their Youtube videos and really liked the results.
    Display: Sony KV-34HS420 34" CRT
    Sources: Harman Kardon DVD-27,
    Panasonic DMP-BDT110 blu ray player
    AVR: Pioneer Elite VSX-53TX
    Fronts: Polk RT1000p
    Center: Polk CS400i
    Surrounds: Polk RT55
    Subwoofer: SVS PB10-ISD

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    Quote Originally Posted by FTGV View Post
    Nice.Sprayed or rolled?
    Rolled. The trick is, to use the roller the width of the speaker for absolutely no seams.
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