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Old     (corbin)      Join Date: Jul 2009       12-11-2010, 8:42 PM Reply   
Have any of you taken the speakers out of their cans to find lots of corrosion? How do you prevent this?
Old     (riverrunner)      Join Date: Aug 2006       12-12-2010, 4:44 AM Reply   
It is hard to prevent in a marine environment, best thing to do is only buy speakers made for the marine environment with a composite basket. After seeing the ones that came out of my interior a couple of years ago I would never put a speaker with a basket that is stamped out of sheet metal in my boat again, it is just a matter of time, carbon steel with corrode.
Old     (david_e_m)      Join Date: Jul 2008       12-13-2010, 7:15 AM Reply   
Steel from a speaker basket leaves reddish-brown rust while aluminum oxidation leaves a white residue. Import pods use low grade aluminum that corrode easily and quickly plus the import pod's return/face where the speakers mount may have an indentation all the way around that makes sealing the speaker more difficult. Use a rubber gasket in this case. If you are in a coastal area then use a speaker that has a solid midbass dustcap and use a true marine speaker with a composite basket. Make sure that all entry points for water, such as collar bolts and wire terminals, are sealed.
Don't pressure wash.

Earmark Marine


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