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Just acquired a pair of Cornwalls from 1976 that are in O.K. shape. I want to do a general wipe down and/or cleaning without have to do any serious woodworking. So based on the pictures what would be recommended for the exterior, cleaning the face underneath the grills, cleaning the cane and for touching up the damaged veneer areas. 

 

Thanks in advance for any product names or procedures.

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you can steam the outside of the grilles , and you can remove the damaged veneer banding   , then re-apply new banding  , you can always cut some fragments to repair the missing veneer on the top  -finally Watco oil would  rejuvinate the finish of the  speakers -

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Thanks, @RandyH ! Any source that makes sections of veneer for Klipsch? Also what is best for the face underneath the grill? Assuming nothing is done with the woofer.

 

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the only damage I see to the veneer is to the edge banding , so , you'll have to take off a section and then , you can search for the closest match  from a veneer supplier --1st thing we need to check is the type of veneer on this speaker / please take a picture of the rear tag , with the serial number -

-klipsch sprayed the motorboard  with flat black paint , so you can  use spray paint ,  either matte black or semi gloss ,  you can also use Duratex with a bit of water with a foam brush to give it a slightly textured finish -

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Thank you, @RandyH

 

So it looks like the moter board could use a little enhancement. When applying, any tips tp mask the speaker openings?

 

For the cane on the grills, best to use staples or some super glue to deal with the issue in the picture?

 

And finally, any preferred velcro brand? the small velcro tabs ( some ) are falling off.

 

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Can anyone share approximate position of velcro on grill as per factory? There seems to be more on the back ... installed by previous owner. Thanks

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 the veneer is  WALNUT   and it's  OILED from the factory -

you would need to search out for Walnut edge banding that is closer to the shade , again remember that walnut lightens  with age so , a slightly darker edge banding is better -

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Lots of walnut tends to darken over time and or get a reddish hue to it also. EBay sells strips of glue backed veneer you can place with a heat gun and then trim. EBay also sells wood dye kits and with a little tinkering you will be able to get a very close match to the old veneer. Make sure you have the color right though before you do the piece you are going to glue to the cabinet.

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Thank you @Dave A & @RandyH

I may take a pass and just try to apply a little stain.

 

Any guidance for the cane grills or the Velcro?

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Any help on the velcro would be appreciated. Original locations from factory and recommend size and brand.

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1 minute ago, MacWorks said:

Any help on the velcro would be appreciated. Original locations from factory and recommend size and brand.

1" wide velcro should do fine and search for motorboard pictures where you are bound to find one showing velcro placement which is not critical. Google and EBay are your friends for locating these.

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Thank you @Dave A Is there a danger in using a very strong velco and running the risk of bending the grill board?

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43 minutes ago, MacWorks said:

 Is there a danger in using a very strong velco and running the risk of bending the grill board?

try to locate  some  round  velcro  tabs   , they bond much better  and they do not pull  on the grille  , they  can be placed at  various spots ,  4   per side and 3 at the top and bottom , for a total of 14  -

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9 hours ago, MacWorks said:

 

For the cane on the grills, best to use staples or some super glue to deal with the issue in the picture?

the reason why the cane gets unglued  easily  is because the masonite board was not painted black ,  prior to installing the cane material ,  ideally , if you put a bit of paint on the board ,  the glue will bond a lot better to the cane material  -

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Thanks @randyh ProTips!

 

I purchased a pint of Duratex and it came with a small roller. A light application should not effect value of the Cornwall's ...right?

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1 hour ago, MacWorks said:

I purchased a pint of Duratex and it came with a small roller. A light application should not effect value of the Cornwall's ...right?

Haha; think it will HALVE the value :( 

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8 minutes ago, MacWorks said:

Uhhh.... joke?

NO. Duratex is the standard covering for (stage) PA / industrial speakers. Ask any woman if she would like PA speakers in her house ....

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