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#1 FASTBACK340

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Posted 15 January 2012 - 10:48 AM

Here's a trick I use for making PE speaker grills look realistic. I use black masking tape, photo-etched wiper arms bits, O rings, and the grills.

I mount the tape sticky side up. Not only does this hold the photo-etch, it's the same color as the paper in a speaker cone.
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I mount the photo-etched dots with the O rings around them.
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Then I apply the grill over the replicated voice coils in the speakers
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Then cut the speaker grill away from the tape. Everything comes off ready for a dab of adhesive and mounting.....
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Posted 15 January 2012 - 10:52 AM

Those look wicked. great idea

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Posted 15 January 2012 - 11:07 AM

Those look nice.
I have found old calculators sometimes have rubber contacts under the buttons that work well as speakers under grilles like those.

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Posted 15 January 2012 - 11:15 AM

I like those speakers , very nicely done, going to have to have to keep that in mind. On a side note, you might want to have this thread moved to the tips section, it might get more views as well.

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Posted 15 January 2012 - 12:21 PM

Thanks on the proper thread suggestion.... I never thought of it.

I'll have a Mod take care of it.


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Posted 15 January 2012 - 12:26 PM

No worries , you have a really good tip on building nice looking speakers, and if stays in this section, it will most likely get burried

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Posted 15 January 2012 - 12:33 PM

They look really good.

#8 Kris Morgan

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Posted 16 January 2012 - 07:26 AM

Great tip. Thanks for sharing.

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Posted 09 April 2012 - 07:03 PM

Find a set off those small head phones,,take the speakers out, find the right ones,,and you can mount them under the rear dash and have really speakers that really work,, have to run small wire to a outside hand radio,,

#10 Dr. Cranky

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Posted 09 April 2012 - 08:57 PM

Beautiful, wonderful idea. Thank you for sharing.

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Posted 10 April 2012 - 04:35 AM

Very nice tip!