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RS-7 removing vinyl finish question

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My newly acquired black RS-7 speakers have the vinyl peeling in several places and some scratches on the tops.  Has anyone ever completely removed the vinyl from speakers like this and then painted them?  I would just do a basic black paint.

 

They don't look terrible but my wife and I are moving to a new place that only has one living room so they'll be on 'display' more than they are currently.

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It should peel off without much effort. My son has RS-3's and peeled off the vinyl. He left them like that as he likes the raw look. Personally I'd do them with Duratex if they were mine.

 

@WakeJunkie converted a white pair to black but I don't know if he just painted over them or removed the vinyl. @Youthman probably knows since he gave them to him

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The vinyl was coming off my RS-3’s

it pealed off easily.  I would give them a good sanding, mask off the faces, then paint away.

 

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53 minutes ago, TasDom said:

It should peel off without much effort. My son has RS-3's and peeled off the vinyl. He left them like that as he likes the raw look. Personally I'd do them with Duratex if they were mine.

 

@WakeJunkie converted a white pair to black but I don't know if he just painted over them or removed the vinyl. @Youthman probably knows since he gave them to him

+ 1 to everything this guy said......been there done that...   painting ....that is

 

George

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I use a heat gun, and keep the vinyl warm as I peel - it stops any adhesive from sticking to the surface.

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If you don’t have a heat gun a hair dryer will also work. Just a wee bit slower. Keep it warm and pull off slow and steady.

as far as paint goes I would recommend a melamine. I would also not take the possibility of a veneer off the table.

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