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# 242429 28-Oct-2018 11:01
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Hi

 

We have a couple of in-ceiling speakers mounted into the soffit of our house. The metal grille has started to rust but the actual speaker inside seems fine. I don't know where to start between replacing the whole speakers or replacing the metal grille itself (these can be popped out - are they usually a "universal" type thing that can just be replaced?) or can you get plastic covers that will just go over the whole thing?

 

Any thoughts / insights appreciated!


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  # 2115341 28-Oct-2018 11:10
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Sandblast and repaint the current grill perhaps?




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  # 2115352 28-Oct-2018 11:48
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RunningMan:

 

Sandblast and repaint the current grill perhaps?

 

 

Yeah, that would be the obvious thing to do but one of them has gone a bit too far


 
 
 
 


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  # 2115367 28-Oct-2018 12:39
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+1 for carefully taking off the grills, take it to a powder coat guy and get them to sand blast, powdercoat...but it might add a mm or two to the thickness???

 

 

 

How far 'gone' are they  i.e. metal broken?

 

google the speaker type and see if you can source replacement grills if a standard size??

 

 


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+1 for carefully taking off the grills, take it to a powder coat guy and get them to sand blast, powdercoat...but it might add a mm or two to the thickness???

 

 

 

How far 'gone' are they  i.e. metal broken?

 

google the speaker type and see if you can source replacement grills if a standard size??

 

 


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  # 2115644 28-Oct-2018 21:08
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Use a paperclip or similar to pull the grill (assuming they're alloy press-in type and not steel grills held on by magnets).

 

Then take the speaker out of the soffit, see the make / model and contact the distributor or retailer and see if they can get you a replacement. If not, then go on a hunt...


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