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Re: Painting M3Ti's
2x6spds #428058 01/01/18 09:00 PM
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They must be vinyl.


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Re: Painting M3Ti's
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wow i know the Axiom covering is realistic but...


That pretty much changes all my recommendations, you will need to wipe it down with a strong solvent(brake cleans) followed by alcohol,not scotch though. then prime and sand with 400 and spray.

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Re: Painting M3Ti's
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You need to establish if it's vinyl. I suggest you hold a lighter to it and see if it melts. A blow torch would be even better. Right Socketman?


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Honestly if i were tasked with the job and it is vinyl then i would just take the vinyl off using a heat gun like it did with my other speakers ,do some filling and primer then paint. But yeah , fire works . The nice thing about axioms vinyl is it sticks like a mofo but it leaves very little residue behind when you take it off and doesnt pull the fibers out of the mdf and leave craters behind, just a light sanding ,filler primer and your golden.


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Re: Painting M3Ti's
2x6spds #428065 01/02/18 03:48 AM
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tag on back says MAPLE BL
Vinyl or veneer?


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Re: Painting M3Ti's
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First, you have to establish whether it's vinyl or wood. So a torch is a good way to do that, eh? Another way is to place termites on it and see if they eat their way through it. Or maybe a mass spectrometer? Whadya think, Socketman? What should Phil do to establish the composition of his speakers?


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I'm not a lumberjack but MAPLE BL sounds like Maple Burl which is real maple. Torch it and find out.


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Re: Painting M3Ti's
2x6spds #428069 01/02/18 07:42 AM
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The MAPLE BL stands for Maple with a black grille. If it was real wood there should be a stain colour designation too. No stain would be NAT.


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Thank you Ian. No stain indicator, no NAT. Must be vinyl.

They came out very nicely. White, with semi gloss clear finish, and black speaker grills - very dramatic. Very clean. I like them. They sound very nice!

M3s are great speakers.


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What a good friend you are!


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