How do you clean a speaker?

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  1. funkywrench

    funkywrench Member

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    I recently won a hellatone 30 speaker off ebay and it was packed really well, maybe a little too well! Long story short, there is a bit of carboard from the paper bag it was wrapped in that's stuck to the outer ring of the cone, as well as what appears to be dog hair or something.

    Are there any cleaning methods I can use to get this off or should I just leave it?
     
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    Jerrod Silver Supporting Member

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    Dishwasher (top rack only).
     
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    Beat me to it. :)
     
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    I usually use my pressure washer for the dog hair. Gotta' get real close to get it all off but it works like a charm.
     
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    Are you guys being serious? Because I too am looking for a way to clean the eminence speaker I just bought.
     
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    the first post was serious
     
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    A Twin at "10" :)
     
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    Gently with masking tape, a little at a time.
    If that doesn't do it, leave it alone & let vibration & use do it.
    But for some spectacular results use a small ball of C4 and gently press it on the speaker, stand 20 feet away from it, then lob a red clay brick at it & skeedaddle!
     
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    I tried the tape, and one tape did nothing so I tried a stickier tape and that did a little. The problem is that the cardboard and dog hair seems to be stuck on the outer ring that has some sort of slightly sticky, shiny substance on it. Any other ideas besides large scale destruction of the speaker and the surrounding objects?
     
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    ACETONE will take of the cardboard and dog hair... and the sticky ,shiny substance. On second thought don't do that!
    maybe try the powerwasher suggestion.:crazy
     

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