Vinyl veneer pealing - anyone have a fix?

I’m getting close to finishing my basement, which includes my new HT. As I was getting out some of my gear the other night, I made a depressing discovery - my beloved Klipsch RS7 surrounds have a new cosmetic defect:-(. The vinyl coating on the speakers is pulling back from the base wood. It’s intact, although it almost looks like it has shrunk a bit. Is there a way to re-attach it, and make it look decent? They are going to be 7.5’ up on the walls, so it doesn’t have to be perfect, but they are the most stout surrounds I have ever encountered (Dual horns and an 8” woofer), and I’d like them to look decent...

Thanks for any suggestions,

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Too much stuff to keep track of.

Currently enjoying: Legacy Focus 20/20, McCormack DNA 225, Bill D C1, Oppo 105

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  • VR3VR3 Posts: 23,486
    Remove it and paint it with texture paint
    - Not Tom

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  • F1nutF1nut Posts: 42,966
    Is that vinyl or cloth?
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  • daddyjtdaddyjt Posts: 1,082
    F1nut wrote: »
    Is that vinyl or cloth?

    I don’t think it’s cloth - it’s very thin, almost like paper. Contact cement is the first thing that came to my mind, but the area to work with is only 1/8”-1/4”, where it’s peeled back. It’s still in tact, just needs to be adhered back to the wood.
    Too much stuff to keep track of.

    Currently enjoying: Legacy Focus 20/20, McCormack DNA 225, Bill D C1, Oppo 105
  • daddyjtdaddyjt Posts: 1,082
    VR3 wrote: »
    Remove it and paint it with texture paint


    I thought about that too, but I have four of them:-( plus, I’m not sure how willing the rest of it will be to coming off neatly... I suppose a heat gun would be the best method for stripping?
    Too much stuff to keep track of.

    Currently enjoying: Legacy Focus 20/20, McCormack DNA 225, Bill D C1, Oppo 105
  • pitdogg2pitdogg2 Posts: 14,715
    I've seen that with older vinyl coverings, you cannot stretch it back from what I know. Trey might be on to something. Only thing I can think of is humidity has swollen the wood just a bit.
  • verbverb Posts: 8,009
    It looks like it may have shrunk a bit. When you put it back, does it still leave some of the underneath exposed?

    Reason I ask is that I had the same happen to a Polk center channel, where the vinyl veneer peeled back and shrank due to heat exposure. Yep - had it sitting atop the fireplace mantel!

    Still haven't fixed it yet. :cry:
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  • F1nutF1nut Posts: 42,966
    edited October 25
    Ok, Aleen's Tacky Glue might be the ticket. To secure the material while the glue cures use the wide blue painters tape. Apply the tape starting on the bottom then pull it tight to the sides. Try a dry run with the tape to see how it works.

    The glue should be a thin layer otherwise it might seep out of the seam.
    Political Correctness'.........defined

    "A doctrine fostered by a delusional, illogical minority and rabidly promoted by an unscrupulous mainstream media, which holds forth the proposition that it is entirely possible to pick up a t-u-r-d by the clean end."


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  • JayMXJayMX Posts: 242
    @daddyjt I had a pair of those, great speaks, but had the same problem. Was able to get the black vinyl to stick to the cabinets again using spray adhesive. Peeled it back a bit more, sprayed it in between the mdf and the vinyl, let it sit for a few mins to get tacky then adhered and used weight and clamps to ensure it stayed aligned with the cabinets' lines. Had to do some creative masking to protect the exterior surfaces and the faces of the speakers - blue painter's tape and butcher paper worked for me. On spots where the vinyl was chipped, I used India ink to stain the exposed MDF.

    I also refurbed a RC3 with the same bad vinyl problems, couldn’t get the vinyl to look good by re-gluing, was too far gone... So I veneered it with real ash and stained it with India ink to match and then topped with wipe on poly, Matched the RS7's pretty well. I'd be happy to veneer/refinish them if re-gluing the vinyl doesn’t work. Let me know!
    Current Collection:
    Monitor 4a (Peerless), Monitor 4b (Peerless), Monitor 5a (Peerless), Monitor 5b (SL2000), Monitor 7b (Peerless), Modified Monitor 7c’s (194’s, Dynamat, Sonicaps, Mills, H-nuts), SDA CRS+ (SL2000), RTA12c (194's), SDA SRS 2 (SL2000)

    Repair pile: SRS 3.1TL (198’s), RTA 11T's, (1) lonely RTA 11TL to become a center channel... someday...

    Pairs that have passed through:
    Monitor 5b (SL1000), Monitor 10a (Peerless), Monitor 10c (3x pair), RTA8, RTA8TL, SDA2, SDA2a, SDA1b, SDA SRS2

    ...and more to come, it’s a sickness.
  • daddyjtdaddyjt Posts: 1,082
    F1nut wrote: »
    Ok, Aleen's Tacky Glue might be the ticket. To secure the material while the glue cures use the wide blue painters tape. Apply the tape starting on the bottom then pull it tight to the sides. Try a dry run with the tape to see how it works.

    The glue should be a thin layer otherwise it might seep out of the seam.

    I went on line to order this glue, and the bottle looked familiar... My wife has some in her craft supplies - SCORE!

    I’ll give it a go this weekend - thanks for the tip! I’ll let you know how it goes...
    Too much stuff to keep track of.

    Currently enjoying: Legacy Focus 20/20, McCormack DNA 225, Bill D C1, Oppo 105
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