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PostPosted: Tue Jan 10, 2017 7:23 pm 
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Never done a refoam before and want to restore a set of Paradigm ADP-150's. Can anyone recommend a good place to buy the kits online? Not sure I want to take a chance on the fleabay specials unless there is a respected seller of them.


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 10, 2017 7:30 pm 
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audiodawg out in BC, on eBay. He should have what you look for.

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 10, 2017 9:06 pm 
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I have purchased from Audiodawg and liked what I got. The glue is quick to form. I suggest you buy one size supply up so you are not thinking of skimping. I bought a 4 piece kit and their appropriate size glue. It was close. Not much left for any retouch if you get a dryspot.

I recommend you find some cheap speaker to practice on before you go into a keeper set, and search the threads. There are some good hints all ready written on the subject for a first timer.
Especially about centering and voice coil shims. (Which audiodawg will supply).

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Audiodawg in BC: needed unusual shaped foams for my woofers, they supplied correct foams with exact oversized roll and width, not generic one size fits all.
Had them installed by professional tech and speakers are back to original performance specs.
Excellent service:quick shipment great communication.


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 11, 2017 6:40 am 
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Thanx for throwing the question out there Deant.
I have a bunch of refoam jobs to do.
This is good info...thanx for the answers too guys.

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 11, 2017 7:03 am 
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lepage 'green' contact cement is also a glue alternative for speaker surrounds.

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It is water based, solvent free, so it does not break down the various foams used in surrounds. It is designed for counter tops, so it must remain flexible for decades. if not, it would crack from hard impacts.. and the counter top would break free. Which they do not (break free)....so... it works.

Audiodawg makes a proper surround glue, but it is quite volatile and leaks through containers and their seals and thus has a short lifespan. Never buy more than you need --- it will not store. If he switches to a different container system, it will probably store a bit better. Different plastics leak differently. (best choice is a #1 PETE, however, compatibility must be checked)

http://www.babygreenthumb.com/p-122-saf ... guide.aspx

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 11, 2017 11:05 am 
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Thanks for all the great info I will check them out.


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