SDA Wooden End Caps or Re-Veneer Suggestions

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  • ConradiclesConradicles Posts: 5,753
    Nik...I just picked up a pair of SDA SRS 2 from a forum member. I "might" get you to paint me new caps for these. I am still in the "deciding what to do" phase. Peace.
  • nikolas812nikolas812 Posts: 2,942
    Just let me know! I'd be happy to do them.


    Nik
  • leftwinger57leftwinger57 Posts: 2,901
    Sorry to get back to you so late. Yes mine were deeply water stained and I'm guessing some sun bleaching also because there was little of the original varnish left. The directions on the axolic acid box was to do an entire deck surface. Not a good idea for the end caps they would warp by the time it dried2sszg9ng0znq.jpg
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    . F-i NUT helped me through this process of mixing the acid w/ water to a paste consistency, apply to effected areas then let dry. Clean up the dried crystals ,tack cloth them, some minor sanding and they were ready for the stain. The picture on the 1st page was w/o the clear poly and once that was done a nice sheen was laid down
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  • teekay0007teekay0007 Posts: 2,068
    I feel I'd be doing a disservice to Larry, our own Toolfan66 (of "Larry's Rings" fame!), if I didn't post a few pics of my SDA-1Cs. He did an incredible job, the finest I've seen, on their end caps prior to my acquiring them. The originals were replaced with stained hardwood ones.

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    They're still in pristine condition and would work, style-wise, in just about any room with pretty much any décor.




  • BlueBirdMusicBlueBirdMusic Registered User Posts: 311
    Those really are magnificent. He did a wonderful job. I like the dark stain.
    Harry
  • ConradiclesConradicles Posts: 5,753
    Those look superb!
  • teekay0007teekay0007 Posts: 2,068
    edited January 2016
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    Where did you get that rack? I really like the looks of that too.
  • gudnoyezgudnoyez Posts: 6,411

    teekay0007 wrote: »
    I feel I'd be doing a disservice to Larry, our own Toolfan66 (of "Larry's Rings" fame!), if I didn't post a few pics of my SDA-1Cs. He did an incredible job, the finest I've seen, on their end caps prior to my acquiring them. The originals were replaced with stained hardwood ones.

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    They're still in pristine condition and would work, style-wise, in just about any room with pretty much any décor.




    Terry finally I get to see those 1C's, I was wondering if pictures of those beauties were ever going to surface. I tell ya when we hooked up for breakfast last fall me and Skyler would of loved to have checked them out, had we not had time constraints. I see a lot of sexy end caps here and those piano black tops of the OPs are also drop dead gorgeous.
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  • gudnoyezgudnoyez Posts: 6,411
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    Here are the end caps that Ryan ( ZLTFUL ) did on my Z edition 2.3tls. Just took em Christ I had to tiptoe this I'm 6'4 these 2.3tls are some pretty big speakers.
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  • ConradiclesConradicles Posts: 5,753
    teekay0007 wrote: »
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    Where did you get that rack? I really like the looks of that too.

    I think Walmart online. It is currently in my media closet holding all of my H/T gear.
  • teekay0007teekay0007 Posts: 2,068
    gudnoyez wrote: »
    Here are the end caps that Ryan ( ZLTFUL ) did on my Z edition 2.3tls. Just took em Christ I had to tiptoe this I'm 6'4 these 2.3tls are some pretty big speakers.

    Steve, those 2.3TL end caps look great! Ryan did a nice job on them. I'm glad you were able to pick them up last year. I'm hoping they are bringing Bieber, Manilow and Newton-John right there into the room with you, like you wanted! >:)

  • teekay0007teekay0007 Posts: 2,068
    teekay0007 wrote: »
    uld3ngq5h6ow.jpg

    Where did you get that rack? I really like the looks of that too.

    I think Walmart online. It is currently in my media closet holding all of my H/T gear.

    How's the quality on it? Good, solid stuff? Or, does it have 'Walmart' written all over it? Do you have a model number? I see they sell a ton of different ones.
  • ConradiclesConradicles Posts: 5,753
    @teekay0007 it is this one:

    http://www.amazon.com/Walker-Edison-Glass-Metal-Component/dp/B00166BWZ4

    Not super high quality, but good for the price.
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  • westmassguywestmassguy Posts: 6,166
    boston1450 wrote: »
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    I'm offended
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  • ConradiclesConradicles Posts: 5,753
    Still trying to decide what to do to my SDA SRS 2 end caps. Anybody know a good source for real wood caps, kind of like esoteric cutting boards? I know real wood can crack, but still it looks amazing.
  • ConradiclesConradicles Posts: 5,753
    Man both of those are inspiring!
  • TCKTCK Posts: 221
    They all look great, makes me want to redo mine. My 2Bs look good, just a little dull. How hard are those caps to get off and what method(s) did you use?
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  • ptrooperptrooper Posts: 245
    edited March 2017
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    I did the 2.3's and SRS by Removing the top drivers and PR ,undoing the 8 nuts internally and the caps come straight off,Everything on the caps was removed and reused on the new ones!
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  • monepolkmonepolk Posts: 879
    Did you do these yourself?
  • pitdogg2pitdogg2 Posts: 11,456
    edited March 2017
    never thought I'd say this to a dude... that's some sweet wood. ^^^^^^
  • xschopxschop Posts: 875
    Those are beautiful.
  • F1nutF1nut Posts: 40,608
    TCK wrote: »
    They all look great, makes me want to redo mine. My 2Bs look good, just a little dull. How hard are those caps to get off and what method(s) did you use?

    2B end caps are glued and stapled. You have to carefully pry them off, start at the rear.
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  • F1nutF1nut Posts: 40,608
    ptrooper wrote: »
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    I did the 2.3's and SRS by Removing the top drivers and PR ,undoing the 8 nuts internally and the caps come straight off,Everything on the caps was removed and reused on the new ones!
    The SRS caps were done with another Australian hard wood "jarrah"q7g8k6k7jt8x.jpg
    eyrtt0mh64kr.jpg

    I like!
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  • EndersShadowEndersShadow Posts: 16,120
    gudnoyez wrote: »
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    Here are the end caps that Ryan ( ZLTFUL ) did on my Z edition 2.3tls. Just took em Christ I had to tiptoe this I'm 6'4 these 2.3tls are some pretty big speakers.

    Those 2.3TL's have been around a bit. They started with @trav0810 who brought them to my house and swapped them with @ZLTFUL for a set of upgraded RTA15TL's, and then obviously they went to you.

    Its fun to know see some of the provenance of the speakers around here, though none can compare to the Threshold amps of @txcoastal1 which were owned by Matt Polk
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  • ZLTFULZLTFUL Posts: 4,672
    I really regret selling my 2.3TLs to @gudnoyez but really couldn't have asked for a better person to buy them...as long as he understands that I have first dibs if he decides to sell em! ;)
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  • TCKTCK Posts: 221
    Thanks @ptrooper , nice work, takes them to a new level of cool. I wish my ends were that easy, looks like mine are the "pita" kind to get off


    F1nut wrote: »
    TCK wrote: »
    They all look great, makes me want to redo mine. My 2Bs look good, just a little dull. How hard are those caps to get off and what method(s) did you use?

    2B end caps are glued and stapled. You have to carefully pry them off, start at the rear.

    Thanks @F1nut , that would have been quite a surprise. Good to know.

    Great to see all the exterior mods.
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  • ConradiclesConradicles Posts: 5,753
    ptrooper wrote: »
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    @ptrooper These would match my man cave totally! Link to where you got them?
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