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I have a Kicker comp vr 12" subwoofer and the spider came apart from the magnet. It is not damaged, it just seperated. Kicker says they can't repair it so what type of glue can i use and should i put it all the way around the rim of the spider?

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  • natek8402 Sep 11, 2010

    I did buy some two part liquid epoxy that i was going to use with a paint brush to apply. The spider is still attached to the woofer it is just the rim that came apart from the magnet. The epoxy says will not bond with polyethylene or polypropylene plastics. Do you know if the plastic of the rim is this type? Would the official speaker glue work with the plastic regardless of the type. I read on a forum you could use a gel type superglue or gel type loctite. Thanks.

  • natek8402 Sep 11, 2010

    Very helpful!

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You will want to use official speaker repair glue, which can be found at this link:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0002ZPUGW?ie=UTF8&tag=dependascient-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B0002ZPUGW

And yes you want to apply it all the way around the rim of the spider to ensure that it stays together as well as possible. Subwoofers are very tough to repair since they move so much,, that is why Kicker will not repair them. If you purchased it with a major credit card, call your credit card company and see if they have an extended electronics warranty. They may just replace it for free for you. Most credit cards do this.

Thanks
Tim

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    Tim Grayson Sep 11, 2010

    I believe it is polyurethane so I would avoid using the epoxy. Yes gel loctite would work just as well, and is easy to find. Did you see the part about the credit card possibly even warrantying it? It even covers physical damage like this so you may want to look into it. That speaker glue does work on all kinds of plastic speakers, but gel loctite is honestly just as good :).

    Its good that the spider is still attached, that will make the repair being a success much more likely.


    Sorry if I had any typos, this keyboard is going crazy on me.

    Thanks
    Tim
    loctite is probably just as good as an

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