SDA grill cloth

Hello friends. Soon I will have the crossovers rebuilt for my sda-srs 2.3tl speakers. I still need two things done. First the speaker cones are very dusty as I ran them with no front cover for years. How do I clean them without damage?
Second, They could use new speaker grill cloth, mainly on the front. I am hoping I can just re cover the fronts as the sides look to be a big pain, plus the sides are not really as exposed or dirty/worn as the front. Where and what type cloth do you suggest that matches good? I do not want cheap junk cloth if possible. Thanks for any help you can offer.

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  • ken brydson
    ken brydson Posts: 8,182
    Original Windex on a lint free cloth to clean the drivers. I've heard places like JoAnn's fabric stores carry a decent material to recover the grills. Others will probably chime in with other options.
  • hytekrednek
    hytekrednek Posts: 116
    I do regret running them for so long without the front covers in place. They are very dirty. They just look so great without the front grills, I couldn't resist.
  • pitdogg2
    pitdogg2 Posts: 19,499
    Use two hands to support the driver and keep the rag wet with original Windex. I'd take the coth with you to the fabric store to get as close as possible.

    Remember they are doped paper they should be shiny and sticky do not try and scrub it off.



  • nooshinjohn
    nooshinjohn Posts: 23,058
    Call Magnepan and ask them for the cloth they use on the MG-20.7 This is by far the best looking grill cloth I have seen, and is exceptionally shear, and easy to work with. It is acoustically transparent and imparts nothing whatsoever on the sound of the speaker itself. It is not cheap, but it is well worth the money.
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  • Mike Reeter
    Mike Reeter Posts: 4,135
    Spray the Windex directly onto the cloth and wipe the drivers in a slow circular motion. DO NOT spray the drivers.

    I used this Grill Cloth many times, it's heavy and not as transparent as some, but it's a very close match to the original material.

    https://www.parts-express.com/Mellotone-Premium-Black-Speaker-Grill-Cloth-Yard-64-Wide-260-332?quantity=1
    SDA SRS 2.3TL's/SDA SRS 3.1TL's/SDA CRS+4.1TL's and some other stuff
  • hytekrednek
    hytekrednek Posts: 116
    awesome. Thank you
  • ken brydson
    ken brydson Posts: 8,182
    kiwi98 wrote: »
    That was a very good thread about the clothes and I have been added one more thing is that that kind of clothes are easily available at xxxtentacion merch at very cheap rate as well.

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  • BlueFox
    BlueFox Posts: 14,795
    Quite a face plant.
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  • VR3
    VR3 Posts: 24,830
    The upper end grill cloth parts express sells, it's like 30 a yard is phenomenal and very black compared to a very dark gray like most grill cloth
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