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Old June 30th, 2014, 8:11 PM
FunkeeMonk FunkeeMonk is offline
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Help! Mover damaged my STF-1

Sigh. The mover was a little overzealous with my things and my STF-1 was one of the casualties.


The link above shows what happened to the sub. How do I best fix this? Unscrew the panel and unpop the dent using my fingers?


How do I best repair these scratches? I was thinking of buying a black marker to just color the areas black again.
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Old July 2nd, 2014, 6:32 AM
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Sorry to hear your sub was damaged...but luckily the damage is only cosmetic. You have a few choices:

Subwoofer dustcap dent:

Option A:
- leave it as it is, since it will not affect performance, it is just a dust cap

Option B:
- try a simple method to repair it like so:

- you don't have to remove the subwoofer from the box
- I would vaccum off all the dust first
- Get a piece of of masking tape about 4-5 inches long and make a loop out of it so the sticky part of the tape is on the outside of the loop
- Gently put the tape onto the dented area and press it onto the dent as best as you can - you can add some pressure, it won't damage anything, just don't push it more than you need to.

- This part takes patience:
- now that the tape is on nice and firmly, slowly lift the tape off and it SHOULD pop out the dent with it, it may not be perfect at first, but you may have to repeat this in several places to get it popped back out
- if you pull STRAIGHT up, it will get most of it out, if not, pull the tape at an angle almost horizontally to get a bit more leverage.

*** Note***

Do this carefully, if your sub is not very old, the material will still have integrity and the dust cap should pop back into place
- If you don't get it back PERFECT, don't worry, like I said, it will not affect the sound or loudness of your subwoofer.

For the Cabinet:

You could get some spray paint, and spray the paint onto a brush, and then touch up the paint in several layers, letting each layer dry before adding the next, OR, you could get a BLACK wax crayon and try to press some of the crayon into the gouged area, and then buff it smooth.

I know it won't be the same but it should hide the defect better than leaving it as is.

Worst case you leave it all as is and it becomes a conversation piece and a story to tell to those who will listen!!

Hope this helps - let us know how you handle it!
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Old July 2nd, 2014, 7:24 PM
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Here's video that shows the method the previous poster described http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QNFN8rXB0ec

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