Speaker doping products

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  1. Nickfl

    Nickfl Tele-Afflicted

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    I've got an old speaker I want to dope lightly for longevity and to make it a little more overdrive friendly. I've googled it and read up a little and it sounds like there are lots of products people have used successfully, but I'm wondering what people here might recommend. Preferably something I can get locally and not have to order online.

    I've read a couple of things that imply that the stuff speaker companies use is basically just a flexible latex based adhesive and anything along those lines should work. Has anyone tried water based latex contact cement, like the stuff some places sell as tolex glue?
     
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    archetype Fiend of Leo's Silver Supporter

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    Google is your friend. You can buy this stuff, or there are several ways to make it.
     
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    Aircraft dope from a hobby store?
     
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    I may have had the contact cement type backwards. Apparently Ted Weber used to recommend using the solvent based weldwood? Anyone tried this?
     
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    schmee Poster Extraordinaire

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    I've done it. It takes a few coats. I've tried silicone adhesive also. The silicone doesnt work that well, although it works for repairing tears or cracks. Personally, if it's a speaker I like I would buy the right stuff.
     
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    i replaced surrounds on a couple jbl 4301 speakers and the glue they provided i've used to patch small tears in old cones. seems to work very well. i think it is basically rubber adhesive. i bought the surrounds thru simply speakers.

    https://www.simplyspeakers.com/

    play music!
     
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    Yes it works fine
     
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