Question Replacement speaker cloth

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    I need to replace the cloth on a pair of Quad 11L speakers. The original cloth was stretched then glued to the fronts. My question is what glue does anybody recommend. Will any contact adhesive be suitable?
     
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    Did not know one could still get Copydex. Just
    seen that The Range do it and guess where I have just been today, damn.
     
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    It appears that Copydex is intended for a variety of cloth like products, though I'm not familiar with it -

    Copydex COP250 250ml Bottle Adhesive 4598 1653

    Copydex adhesive can be used for repairing carpets, matting, clothing, upholstery and many other fabrics as well as general home use. Safe and easy to use, solvent free.

    Ideal for: Paper, card, wood, plastics, metal, cork, fabric, carpets, leather, canvas and many more materials.


    There are various Fabric Glues you can get at the Fabric Store -

    aleene's fabric glue - Google Search

    This comes in a variety of forms. Make sure you get Permanent adhesive. Some of the Aleen's Fabric Glues are meant to tack fabric in place temporarily, and will come out in the first wash. Aleen's is sometimes used to glue speaker cone and surround repairs.

    For Fabric, assuming you need new fabric, check out Stretch Double Knits at the Fabric Store. Hold them up to the light, and the better light passes through them, but better sound will pass through them. While obviously the fabric will block some light, you should be able to look through the fabric and see things in the store. Relatively cheap.

    I suspect the original Grill Cloths were NOT glued but were Sonically Welded to the Frame.

    Steve/bluewizard
     
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    Got some speaker fabric and used copydex which seems to all be fine. Thanks for the inputs guys.
     

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