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Cleaning Klipsch Model K-5-J mid range horns?

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Newbie here. I just got a 1956 Klipschorn and the speakers are pretty dusty. I was just wondering what the best way to clean the horns are? Any particular cleaning fluid I should use? Pics of the mid range horn are here:

 

https://imgur.com/a/XvOSI

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Beautiful.

 

I would say a first step is to take off the driver because you certainly don't want any dust getting into it.

 

My first suggestion would be a Swiffer duster.  They have some sort of an electrostatic charge.  A full sized one should get pretty far in there from the front.  

 

You have probably seen drawings showing the vanes near the throat (small end).  Maybe you can pull a rag or tack cloth (Home Depot) through them.

 

Maybe consider hooking up a vacuum cleaner hose to the hole for the driver.  Do you have a vacuum cleaner which allows blowing air?  Or a can of Liquid Air.

 

I would not suggest cleaning fluid of any sort.  Please no Murphy's Oil Soap either (corrosive). 

 

 

WMcD

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Thanks for the tips. Feel like dust isnt the only problem tho. Like based on the pics I posted there are a lot of random stains that I'd like to get rid of, but not sure how to since I don't want to mess things up with the wrong chemicals.

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A swiffer and a soft brush on your vacuum should be enough.  A barely damp cloth would not hurt, either.  Your DO have the metal throat adaptor, but I cannot decide whether I would remove it.  Alignment at that point should be pretty precise. 

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