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Old 07-17-2014, 08:01 AM
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I have an open Center Console boat with 4 Marine Speakers that are exposed to salt spray.
How and what do I do to maintain them? Is there any problem washing off with a fresh water spray?
What do others do or what do manufactures recommend. There's nothing in my speaker instructions.
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squirt em with a hose (gently) and make sure they arent pointed up. if you can get a cover for the boat that helps too.
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A cover would certainly help. I believe the sun does more damage that any form of water.

My recommended maintenance is to budget out a set of 4 speakers every 3 years or so (JL crowd will say longer) and determine the monthly cost. Start saving that amount each month.

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I have vertically mounted speakers and I have never done anything aside from rinse with fresh water and occasionally (once or twice a season) wipe the grills with 303 Protectant.
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Good stuff, My boat is stored in a garage when not being used.
My speakers are all vertical I but lost 3 of 4 speakers after 2 years and only 3 week trips to salt water during that time. The rest of my use is fresh water.
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Originally Posted by marlinpruett View Post
I have an open Center Console boat with 4 Marine Speakers that are exposed to salt spray.
How and what do I do to maintain them? Is there any problem washing off with a fresh water spray?
What do others do or what do manufactures recommend. There's nothing in my speaker instructions.
play them hard until they quite working and then buy new ones..... seriously
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Hi, Sporadically you can use a water repellent in spray for glass, a small layer on speaker when the speaker is dried. Before going to water the boat

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Originally Posted by josman2001 View Post
Hi, Sporadically you can use a water repellent in spray for glass, a small layer on speaker when the speaker is dried. Before going to water the boat

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Are talking silicone spray?
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Originally Posted by top1000nole View Post
play them hard until they quite working and then buy new ones..... seriously
this times two
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Originally Posted by top1000nole View Post
play them hard until they quite working and then buy new ones..... seriously

X3... Play them like they will be replaced tomorrow because chances are they will have to be.


They're speakers exposed to the environment. Think of them like brakes on a car. Sooner or later you will be replacing them.
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Originally Posted by marlinpruett View Post
Are talking silicone spray?
No, water repellent for glass...

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