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    AQUAPLAS

    As a matter of interest does anyone know just what exactly is this material.
    I'm just curious.

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    If "they" told you they'd have to kill you.

    There are however some threads on the topic.

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    Is this white coat breaking out acquaplas?

    Is this breaking out thing AQUAPLAS?

    How to re-coat those??

    Thank you
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    Looks like it.

    Recone time soon:

    http://audioheritage.org/vbulletin/s...40&#post139740

    http://audioheritage.org/vbulletin/s...t=12036&page=3

    Try arguing "Warranty."

    [Unlikely.... ]

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    AQUAPLAS

    Also, as a point of interest, I would like to know, just what does this magical stuff do? :dont-know

    I know it must be special, because it is held in such great reverence around here that you would think it was the greatest invention since sex. Well, maybe not that great. But, still pretty high on the list.

    What’s the technical low down on this stuff?

    Baron030

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    It adds mass and reduces resonance....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zilch View Post
    It adds mass and reduces resonance....
    Its from California - home of surfers'n'stuff -

    Dude - Aquaplas is Sexwax!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ian Mackenzie View Post
    If "they" told you they'd have to kill you.

    There are however some threads on the topic.
    Wasn't it determined some time ago that Aquaplas is Antivibe: http://www.blachford.ca/products/5_3.html Quote:"All of our materials are sold under the registered trademark Antivibe® and Aquaplas®."

    As I recall, the biggest hurdle was that they required a minimum order of five 5-gallon pails or a 55 gallon drum...

    Edit: OK - I found the original thread, though it appears a final consensus wasn't reached: http://www.audioheritage.org/vbullet...ead.php?t=6653

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    found on the web

    "In this application, the dampening material is highly effective in reducing vibrational resonance conditions in structures such as sheet metal panels. The dampening material is resistant to water and a variety of solvents, acids and corrosive gasses. The dampening material used in this application can be purchased from H. L. Blachford, Inc. and is sold under the trade name "AQUAPLAS" and can be purchased in sheet form or liquids. In this application, the "AQUAPLAS" sheets have a thickness of between about 6 mm to 10 mm. "

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    That's it the 5 gallon minimum. Good luck!! I have tried twice to get a 5 gallon pail no luck yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by discus96 View Post
    Is this breaking out thing AQUAPLAS?

    How to re-coat those??
    I am afraid those woofers are lost... fortunately new diaphragms are still made and available through any JBL authorized reconer or replacements are readily available via eBay. As Zilch mentioned, if you are the original purchaser of the speakers I'd expect JBL to pay for the recones under warranty.

    Quote Originally Posted by Robh3606 View Post
    That's it the 5 gallon minimum. Good luck!! I have tried twice to get a 5 gallon pail no luck yet.
    5 Gallons!!!! You gonna treat your whole house with the stuff?


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    Just a thought

    Perhaps some motivated soul could do a Zilch and order a 5 of said Antivibe and decant it into say half pint measures ( or perhaps even less ) in order that the needy can get some. I'm sure that with a bit of experimentation a hand application method can be devised ie. dabbing it on with a small sponge.
    Zilch you are in the wholesale end of the rag trade ( never mind the quality feel the width ) are you the man ?
    Actually the thrust of my query was not in relation to woof applications but rather HF diphragms. I have never seen this on a dome, anyone got a pic to satisfy my curiosity. It must be a pretty thin coating and furthermore is it prone to peeling off as on the driver above

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    You can use it on t-shirts. Application tolerances are much less critical. You might be wearing it right now.

    http://www.t-shirtforums.com/screen-printing/t2916.html

    (posts 4 and 5)

    If you know a custom t-shirt maker, that might be a way to access a trial quantity.

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    Was that a rebuke ?

    I,m just trying to fill a gap in my knowledge. Does it come in blue ?

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    AquaPlas standard stats @ 30:1 airless application:

    .53 wet weight pound per square foot
    .34 dry weight pound per square foot
    At that application rate and 20% shrinkage when dry, the resulting film is 1/32" thick (.794 mm).

    It's like a problem on an aptitude test. Everything you need to know to answer the question is there. You just fill in the variables pertinent to your application and calculate. With tweeter applications, the calculations become quite exacting, or you just slop some on and hope for the best.

    A five gallon, 55 pound bucket costs $198.

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