View Full Version : Making 2344's look good again

06-11-2007, 03:21 PM
I bought a pair of 2344's for a new project (more on that later). Both horns are lightly scratched, and could use some care and paint.

What is the best way of making 2344 horns look good again? Can I use sanding paper and spray paint?


Earl K
06-11-2007, 03:30 PM
This has been covered at least a couple of times / though I don't have the exact details at hand , so ;

- Do a search for all threads started by the LHF member whose moniker is Midnight .

- Midnight refurbished a pair of 2344 horns for his 4435 project ( this was a few years back ).


06-11-2007, 06:29 PM
Link after search:


Thanks EarlK, great memory!!

Nice Job! Lots of people have done the 4435 restoration with great results.



06-11-2007, 11:49 PM
Wow, they look almost better than new.
Thanks, guys.


Earl K
06-12-2007, 07:11 AM

Here is the look that Midnight achieved with his horn refinishing method .


Here's the method used ; ( I've highlighted and underscored the words I thought most important )

(i) All I did was sand them down with a fine sand paper.(800grit)

(ii) and use a Black Satin Automotive "trim coating paint".

(iii) This paint is use on auto trim, like "rubber bumpers". Its made for rubber. Its also made for exterior use so its very tough. It comes in a spray can.

(iv) 2 coats of that and it was done.

(v) You can get this at any body shop supply store.


<> Earl K

06-12-2007, 01:33 PM
Some great information here, thanks!

I have a 2342 that has a big notch (it is split) because of shipping, so I need to glue it and fill the notch with some material before applying the sanding/coating technique.

do you think some plastic epoxy cement would work?


06-12-2007, 04:54 PM
Plastic epoxy should work but may be hard to work/sand into shape, especially if its on the cheek. Bondo may actually be a good option?

Although I like the Biradial Horn in a glossy look (lots of Ebay'ers have applied wax or polish to the horn, I sort am more inclined to a flat black or matte black look in keeping with the flat black finish of the front baffles. I would assume similar paints are available to do that.

What say ye out there on the finish type, glossy, matte, flat, paper or plastic, borderless or bordered (photofinishing :bouncy:)?



06-13-2007, 01:37 PM
Bondo :hmm:
geat idea, thank you mech986 !

Don Mascali
06-13-2007, 04:51 PM
If the defects are small, they have a red "Spot Putty" that body men use to touch up before priming. It has less tendecy to feather when it gets thin.