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PAINTING THE GRILLE
The grille is important to the sound of the loudspeaker. Do not ﬁll the holes of the grille with paint.
The grille is constructed of aluminum with a perfectly-even powder coat overall. This powder coat
is an ideal primer.
If you are using a spray paint, use two thin coats without any primer. If you are using a compressor
and a spray gun, use the ﬁnest, most diffuse setting. Practice on paper if you are not experienced
in painting with spray paint.
If you are using an applicator or brush and a can of paint, thin the paint ﬁrst. Thick paint will tend
to clog the grille holes. To ensure a uniform appearance, paint the front and back of the grille.
REPLACING THE GRILLE
After the grille dries, carefully ﬁt the grille into its recess so that it is barely in place. Starting with
one corner, go around the loudspeaker, pushing in the grille a little bit each time, and making sure
not to bend the grille out of shape. You will feel a positive “snap” when it is in place.
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