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    Quote Originally Posted by Beobloke View Post
    To the OP - just a small point. Your pictures show you testing the drivers with your meter on the diode test setting - you'll get better results on the Ohms measurement range.
    He He. True. I didn't spot that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beobloke View Post
    To the OP - just a small point. Your pictures show you testing the drivers with your meter on the diode test setting - you'll get better results on the Ohms measurement range.
    I have no idea what that means. I was just seeing if it was an open or closed circuit. Thats as far as my knowledge goes lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by walpurgis View Post
    Looks that way.

    Bet you wish you'd never started!
    Im enjoying it actually, gonna put some danish oil on the cabs after a bit of filling and sanding. Should look ok.

    The old driver now has a hole in the dust cap where we tried to get to the wire so not sure its worth repairing Geoff

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    Dust caps are easy to replace.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bigman80 View Post
    Im enjoying it actually, gonna put some danish oil on the cabs after a bit of filling and sanding. Should look ok.

    The old driver now has a hole in the dust cap where we tried to get to the wire so not sure its worth repairing Geoff

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    Drop of PVA will sort that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nthall View Post
    Dust caps are easy to replace.
    Not in diahorrea brown they're not!

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    Quote Originally Posted by walpurgis View Post
    Not in diahorrea brown they're not!
    They look better in copper anyway. I'm one of the weirdos that leaves the grills on my speakers.

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    So, I decided to rub the cabs down and apply some danish oil.

    Done one coat on one cab so far. There were a two joins that looked like they had been wet at some point and had split. Ive repaired these and added some wood gripfill. Slightly the wrong shade but as they are at the bottom they wont be seen.



    Sanded everything down by hand and managed to remove a few blemishes too.



    Time to oil

    Looks pretty good after one coat. Another two or three to go.



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    Now to ebay for some replacement Pioneer badges. The others were peeling so I removed them to sand underneath.

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    Looking good.

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