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    Default Removing wax from speaker cover

    I had a candle run down the front of my speaker cover. Does anyone know how to remove dried wax from the fabric?

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    Try to pick off as much as you can without smooshing it, just push up from the backside and pick off whatever is loose. After that use paint thinner to dissolve the rest. Do not scrub, just soak a rag and lay it on the wax, after awhile the wax should start to soften and dissolve. The paint thinner shouldn't affect the cloth. I'd do this in the basement, garage or outside if it's warm enough, you want to have a source of fresh air. Turn off the furnace or any pilot lights in your basement. It will take many hours before things happen and many more for it to dry out. I don't know if this will get 100% of it off, but should be a major improvement. Of course, you can always recover the grills!
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    Thank you for your helpful suggestions!

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    You're welcome. Let us know the results.
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    Originally posted by F1nut
    Try to pick off as much as you can without smooshing it, just push up from the backside and pick off whatever is loose. After that use paint thinner to dissolve the rest. Do not scrub, just soak a rag and lay it on the wax, after awhile the wax should start to soften and dissolve. The paint thinner shouldn't affect the cloth. I'd do this in the basement, garage or outside if it's warm enough, you want to have a source of fresh air. Turn off the furnace or any pilot lights in your basement. It will take many hours before things happen and many more for it to dry out. I don't know if this will get 100% of it off, but should be a major improvement. Of course, you can always recover the grills!
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    Try rubbing an ice cube on it and scrape on it gently with a plastic or nylon scraper. You probably won't be able to get it all out but most should come out. After you get most of it out you might try a black "sharpie" to mask any residual that is stuck in the fiber.
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    Originally posted by ken brydson
    Try rubbing an ice cube on it and scrape on it
    That what I was thinking. Heck, if it's small enough, put it in the freezer.
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