Vinyl wrap speaker?!

porscheman

Active Member
Just wondered if anyone has tried to apply a 'wrap' to a speaker? I have cherry veneer monitor audio speakers, and wondered how they would look in a more stealthy black or grey colour. Just a crazy idea or not?!! :)
 

paulst10

Distinguished Member
I've considered spraying my grey M&K 851, I've never even thought about a wrap.. would it be heat shrunk? Or just stick it on? My only concern with the latter would be getting a nice and tidy finish.
 

porscheman

Active Member
From experience with applying decals to bikes, you can make a mild water/washing up liguid solution, apply that to the wrap and speaker and this then gives you a few mins time to adjust the wrap into place and remove any bubbles. Once in place, just leave to dry, or apply gentle heat from the wife's hairdryer and Bob's your Uncle !! :)
 

BlueWizard

Distinguished Member
Most of the commercial Vinyl speaker veneer is IRONED on. The Heat fuses it to the wood.

Another option is to simply spray paint the speakers. Though you want to make sure you use paint that is compatible with vinyl. Not that hard, most hardware stores have it. But, you don't want paint with heavy solvents that could disolve or degrade the vinyl.

Not sure in the UK, but here are some vinyl coverings from the USA, simply because I know they have this product.

Parts Express Black Carbon Fiber Style Vinyl Veneer 2 ft. x 16 ft. Roll

Black Ash Vinyl Laminate 2 ft. x 18 ft.

Band-It Gray Melamine 24" x 96" Iron-On

Frankly, I think painting would be the best option. But you either have to mask them very carefully with tape, or you have to take them apart to paint them.

Steve/bluewizard
 

porscheman

Active Member
Steve, the reason for applying a vinly wrap is so it can be removed at a later date if required. The stuff I am talking about is self adhesive rather than iron on.

I might buy a small ammount and experiment :)
 

kalimon

Well-known Member
I've wrapped a Dynaudio centre speaker and a pair of fronts using d-c-fix sticky back plastic from Amazon.
They where cherry coloured and I wanted them black.
I removed the wrap from the centre 2 years later without the slightest blemish to the original veneer so I highly recommend this stuff.
 

porscheman

Active Member
^^^ Many thanks for the tip Kallmon :thumbsup::)
 

Member 518284

Distinguished Member
try looking in the diy sub section for a thread started by @jacked

he had a sub cabinet wrapped in a carbon fibre wrap which looked superb, pity he didn't think the sub itself wasn't though :D
 

Graham N

Well-known Member
I carbon wrapped my two 15" DIY subs that turned out pretty good before replacing them with 18's that I had sprayed gloss black. Both build threads are on here somewhere
 

Kevlar212

Standard Member
Just wondered if anyone has tried to apply a 'wrap' to a speaker? I have cherry veneer monitor audio speakers, and wondered how they would look in a more stealthy black or grey colour. Just a crazy idea or not?!! :)
Just wondered if anyone has tried to apply a 'wrap' to a speaker? I have cherry veneer monitor audio speakers, and wondered how they would look in a more stealthy black or grey colour. Just a crazy idea or not?!! :)

Just working on a pair of Kef R300’s that have badly damaged cabinets. Finished one last night.
 

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kahlua

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Just working on a pair of Kef R300’s that have badly damaged cabinets. Finished one last night.
looks great,actually it looks like a gloss white r300.
 

b1g1an

Well-known Member
If you want to go vinyl wrap, go for 3M or one of the other quality vinyls not cheap rubbish like the linked one as it will be much easier to apply and look far better, 3M's DINOC range are perfect for a long lasting quality job, they're designed for professional architectural use rather than Halfords tuning. Don't bother with a hairdryer, use a heat gun which are cheap as chips if you don't have one anyway. It only needs a quick wave across to soften so it stretches or shrinks so doesn't heat up what you're applying it to which ironically a hair dryer will as you need to put heat on it for much longer and it's still not as effective.
 

thedude

Distinguished Member
Dude what did you do to do this? I've got a centre speaker I want to refurb
 

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