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Ti240 
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Posted: May 16, 2007 at 1:49 PM / IP Logged  

last night, while mounting my eclipse titanium in a new box, the screw gun slipped and put a nice little gash in the surround. pretty weak huh put a hole through my sub - Last Post -- posted image.. i would like to replace the entire surround instead of just patching it but eclipse isn't  being very helpfull with this and neither is the local dealer (they would prefer i buy a new sub). I am wondering if there is any way i can get my hands on just the surround - if this is even a recommended repair for a DIYer, or is there is a decent epoxy/adhesive that would do a good job of patching it. thanks in advance.

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I've had some pretty good luck with marine sealant when my guys have "bass reflexed" a sub.
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If it's a "new generation" Ti, you can screw the magnet off the basket assembly, and simply replace it... Freight won't cost a mint, and you'll be back up and running in no time. Getting a replacemnt surround would be difficult, if not, impossible, and removing the old one completely won't happen... Generally, it's NOT a DIY repair...
IF you want to repair the rip, (which I recommend highly) any reasonable quality silicone caulk (the stuff that dries clear and smells like vinegar, NOT latex - the white stuff, the stuff that cleans up with water) you can usually place the ripped parts back in alignment, and smear a dab of that on the BACK of the rip, and it'll usually hold pretty well. BTW, you're gonna LOVE that combo - the Ti's on the 7232...
"Bass Reflexed." That's funny... put a hole through my sub - Last Post -- posted image.
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Posted: May 16, 2007 at 4:55 PM / IP Logged  

tcss wrote:
I've had some pretty good luck with marine sealant when my guys have "bass reflexed" a sub.

Hey, that would be like a ported surround.  Add some flames to that baby and you get at least 160 deebees.

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I actually just repaired a slit on my Boston Acoustics G5 10".

I sewed it up and used the clear RTV silicone haemphyst recommended earlier, on the inside and outside (I don't care how it looksput a hole through my sub - Last Post -- posted image.). I made sure the surround moved like it should after every step. -I'm sure it didn't need to be stitched, but with 3" of peak-to-peak excursion I wanted to make sure it holds together.

I let it dry for 24 hours like it says to, and it bumps like a champ!

Don't use too too much RTV, as to allow proper, uninterupted movement.

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Ti240 
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thanks for the replies. looks like silicone is the way to go. a buddy recommended cutting a small piece of window screen and attatching that to the interior with some more silicone. sounded like a good idea that would give some much needed reinforcing .

...or would that be too stiff?

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It'd probably just get in the way. The window screen would have to be held down with the silicone anyways, so it'd only be as strong as the silicone would allow, rendering it useless.

Just use some silicone on the inside and outside -to be sure. $.02

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