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robertg
06-08-2016, 05:34 PM
How are those metal clips removed from the cabinets? I'm restoring a pair and it would make sanding much easier if they were removed.

mech986
06-08-2016, 06:00 PM
Not sure what you're speaking of - the grill posts are a plastic stud that in most instances if not broken can be gently twisted out with pliers, taking care not to squeeze them parallel to the groove - would be good to place a wood insert in the groove to relieve any stress while squeezing.

Do you have a pic of what you are talking about? Not sure what metal clips you are referring to.

mech986
06-08-2016, 06:03 PM
This is the cabinet you have, the 4502?

http://www.audioheritage.org/vbulletin/attachment.php?attachmentid=60245&stc=1&d=1380491163

robertg
06-08-2016, 06:06 PM
Yes, I want to remove those metal clips. There is four per speaker.

mech986
06-08-2016, 06:38 PM
Are yours actually metal on the speaker cabinet baffle? normally, they are plastic cylinders, and easily twist out with a pair of pliers, taking care to put something in the slot so as not to break off the tops.

Again, a pic of what you have would help to clear things up.

grumpy
06-08-2016, 08:09 PM
Like this?:

http://www.audioheritage.org/vbulletin/showthread.php?38269-4320-to-4333-Upgrade-%96-did-you-change-the-ports&p=391263&viewfull=1#post391263

robertg
06-08-2016, 09:02 PM
Like this?:

http://www.audioheritage.org/vbulletin/showthread.php?38269-4320-to-4333-Upgrade-%96-did-you-change-the-ports&p=391263&viewfull=1#post391263
Exactly like that, thanks.

mech986
06-09-2016, 02:37 AM
Sorry, that metal piece is a new issue to me, I hadn't personally dealt with that before. I'm glad the other thread had a solution though.