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#335433 - 01/23/11 04:22 PM Grill cloth material?
GregLee Offline
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What material does Axiom use for grills? Polyester, rayon, nylon, or ...? I want to dye my tan grills black, and odds of success would be higher if I know what the material is.
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#335435 - 01/23/11 05:06 PM Re: Grill cloth material? [Re: GregLee]
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Greg, I don't know what the material is, but here's instructions via Axiom on how to paint them.
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#335436 - 01/23/11 05:29 PM Re: Grill cloth material? [Re: Ya_basta]
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That's very interesting. It hadn't occurred to me to paint my grilles, since I would have thought that would sort of kill the high frequencies. Especially going from tan to black, since I would have to lay on a lot of paint to get coverage.

I did try to dye some other light grilles black, using RIT dye on my front height speakers from Cambridge Sound Works, but they turned brown. They don't look awful, but they are definitely not black. I'm hoping to get better results with the Axiom grilles.


Edited by GregLee (01/23/11 05:31 PM)
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#335439 - 01/23/11 05:37 PM Re: Grill cloth material? [Re: GregLee]
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You could just buy new grills from Axiom. They're pretty reasonably priced.

Oh wait, just saw your sig list. That would be a lot of grills.
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#335447 - 01/23/11 06:13 PM Re: Grill cloth material? [Re: Ya_basta]
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Originally Posted By: wheelz999
Greg, I don't know what the material is, but here's instructions via Axiom on how to paint them.


Cam, I'm pretty sure that article is only for the grills on the in/on wall and in cabinet speakers. It looks like they have different grills than the reg lineup which I think Greg is wanting, maybe someone can clarify.
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#335457 - 01/23/11 07:08 PM Re: Grill cloth material? [Re: Adrian]
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All Axiom fabric grilles use the same cloth material which varies only colour wise. I don't know its exact composition and I'm afraid that it might be a trade secret. I will look for the information and let you know.
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#335463 - 01/23/11 08:42 PM Re: Grill cloth material? [Re: Jc]
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#335467 - 01/23/11 09:09 PM Re: Grill cloth material? [Re: Ken.C]
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Originally Posted By: kcarlile

Oh wait, just saw your sig list. That would be a lot of grills.

Well, it's not quite that bad. It's only the M22s, the 4 QS8s, and the EP500 grilles that need to be blackened. Still, Axiom prices for grilles are pretty steep, and I'm pretty tight with money.
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#335482 - 01/23/11 11:30 PM Re: Grill cloth material? [Re: GregLee]
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Can you just purchase the fabric from an audio supplier and recover the frames?
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#335487 - 01/23/11 11:55 PM Re: Grill cloth material? [Re: Adrian]
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Originally Posted By: Adrian
Can you just purchase the fabric from an audio supplier and recover the frames?

I suppose I could. But it's a lot of work --- each QS8 has four grilles and I have four QS8s, so that's 16 grilles already.
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