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Jbl subs i have a jbl gti 1200 100 watts sub im wondering if i could take it apart my cone has torn a lil **** and i want to seal it with some type of adheasive is it possible

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One time I had 2 MTX 10" subs that had a rubber surround. I was playing it a little hard and tore the surround pretty much all the way around. I bought some windshield urethane and glued it back together. I got rid of them a little while after that and surprisingly the guy who bought them tell me they still sound great. So the answer is yes and no. Depending on the surround you might be able to get away with it. Make sure that you use something that stays flexible even after setting. Also depending on where the tear is and how big it is, it might not even hurt the sub. I hope I could help.
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