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Hey guys so I was listening to music today in my car and my bass sounded muffled and obscure. So I open my trunk to see that my sub had two tears on the housing right by the cone. I don't know if this means I shit out of luck, or if I have a chance to salvage my sub and fix it. Any ideas?




 

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If its just the surround yes you can repair. glue called CP Moyen will do the trick. wont look all to sexy BUT if you glue from the inside your good. JL MIGHT sell just the surround but I highly doubt it. Also look into how and why it ripped. was it hitting something???
 

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That's the thing I have no idea how it ripped. I never put anything is front of the sub. I take good care of it. It's a mind fuck. I have no clue at all. I was so pissed when I saw it ?
 

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I've done some surround repairs before. Best stuff I've found is rubberized CA glue.

I know hobbyists who use this to actually construct hybrid RC car tires. They cut two different rubber tires in half and glue them together to take advantage of each one's strengths on the RC race track. It holds very well, stronger than the original rubber when done right and remains flexible for the life of the repair.

Amazon.com: Ic-2000 black rubberized 1/2oz Bob Smith Ind.: Toys & Games

It's black so the repair won't be as pretty but it'll hold. Be sure to clean the tear very well with alcohol to ensure the best grip, and remember to use just enough for the repair to be solid and leakproof. This stuff isn't bathroom caulk.
 

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Buy the repair kit, it's easy and makes the sub look like new.


I did a pair of jl 12w6v2 and it was easy, time consuming but worth it.
 

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Its easy on the W6V2 model, so its must be easier on the W7 because of a much stiffer suspension (spider). The spider seems to hole the coil pretty centered up when surround is removed.

MY TIP: DONT RUSH IT, DO NOT RUSH. When your removing the old foam you'll notice how old it is and dry-rot (easy to rip). Use 90% alcohol and that will help loosen up the glue. Once all the foam is removed, make sure its clean and smooth for the new surround. There are videos online showing how to properly do it I suggest you view them a couple of times to get a good idea on how to do it.

Once you finish I suggest you let it dry for atleast 24hrs, the recommended is 6hr or so but the longer the better.
 

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psi car audio, recones 12w7's. They have done several, and posted up great results. check with their site
I sure hope their in his town because shipping this monster back and forward is not going to be cheap. Best to do it yourself and save all that shipping $$$. Like i stated it's easy to do, you just have to be very patient and take about a good hour to do one properly. Now if your careless and impatient them go ahead and spend your money on shipping it and having it done right.
 

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they are in mississippi, he can order a recone kit also. But I shipped 2 FI BL 18's in wooden crates, for about $55 each from alabama to vegas. So it should be less than that each anyway. Thats still better than buying new, and a recone kit from them will be better anyway.
 
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