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JuniorJBL
01-23-2014, 01:11 PM
From our prized drivers to do maintenance to them. What has been successful for you? What was your procedure?

Greg86z28
01-23-2014, 02:36 PM
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Ha.

I've only used a razor blade on a hobby knife. But if it was a really nice/rare driver, I'd be too afraid. I know that I was not gifted with super steady hands.

JuniorJBL
01-24-2014, 01:12 PM
Would most use a size bigger dust cap to cover a quite possible glue mishap?

gasfan
01-24-2014, 02:39 PM
I'd use a dremel. I haven't done it quite yet but I'm about to. Smooth action.

JuniorJBL
01-24-2014, 02:46 PM
I suppose if you laid a piece of wood or something across the woofer's frame you could be pretty steady.

gasfan
01-24-2014, 09:04 PM
I think the cone can steady your hand enough without you bearing down on it. Having to droop down from above seems a bit precarious. It becomes more or less free-hand that way. Obviously trial on a junk speaker is best.

Ruediger
01-25-2014, 04:14 AM
http://www.audioheritage.org/vbulletin/showthread.php?26529-E-140-dust-cap-replacement-advice-please.

The E140's cap has direct contact to the voice coil former, with paper caps it's different.

ruediger

JuniorJBL
01-25-2014, 07:23 AM
Thanks Ruediger!!

I must have breezed right by that in my search!! Nice description!! :)