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PRIVATEpastry
08-08-2005, 05:11 PM
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USPS fucked up my RE comps. I bent the edges of the frame back into normal position, and I was wondering if it would be okay to glue the surround back onto the basket. If so, what kind of glue would be best?

Also, I need to pop that dent in the dust cap out, whats the best way to do that?

SSS 18734
08-08-2005, 05:12 PM
RIP for some nice components :(

Please tell me they were insured.

AVSTANG02
08-08-2005, 05:17 PM
:crazy:

squeak9798
08-08-2005, 05:24 PM
:crap:

Honestly, I'd kiss those goodbye. Were they not insured?

You can glue the surround back with some epoxy or other strong adhesive. But, with as mangled up as those look, chances are you will not get original performance out of them.

PRIVATEpastry
08-08-2005, 05:24 PM
Yes, they were insured.

One more pic:
http://img179.imageshack.us/img179/3994/dvc000185dx.th.jpg (http://img179.imageshack.us/my.php?image=dvc000185dx.jpg)

any suggestions on this?

tRiGgEr
08-08-2005, 05:26 PM
Geee suggestions. You really want mine???

Freaking file a claim tard...

squeak9798
08-08-2005, 05:26 PM
Yes, they were insured.



So then why even **** with it?

Has UPS looked at them yet? Have you recieved the insurance money yet? If not, stop touching them this minute or UPS will have a strong reason to invalidate your claim.

PRIVATEpastry
08-08-2005, 05:29 PM
Jesus, people. Yes, I'm filing a claim with USPS, I just would like to know if I could salvage anything from this comp set.

SSS 18734
08-08-2005, 05:31 PM
Yeah man, if they were insured don't even bother yet. Go get your money, buy a new set, and THEN try to fix them. Maybe you can hook a friend up with some cheap components if you can fix them, but AFTER you file the claim.

squeak9798
08-08-2005, 05:38 PM
Jesus, people. Yes, I'm filing a claim with USPS,

The reason I freaked out was because of this statement;

I bent the edges of the frame back into normal position,


Well, if you altered the product prior to UPS inspecting it, that gives them a valid reason to deny your claim. Which means no money and a broken product for you.


I just would like to know if I could salvage anything from this comp set.


Not worth it. The damage to the mid looks to be pretty extensive.....just simply not worth it. As for the tweeter; can't tell if the grill is pushed back far enough to where it's touching the tweeter or not. But, like with the mid.....not really worth it to find out. The RE tweets aren't anything too special anyways.

AndyB
08-08-2005, 05:41 PM
ewww... that ***** man sorry about your luck

tRiGgEr
08-08-2005, 05:49 PM
Well, if you altered the product prior to UPS inspecting it, that gives them a valid reason to deny your claim. Which means no money and a broken product for you.

Bingo.

Plus I'm rude:)

PRIVATEpastry
08-08-2005, 05:49 PM
The reason I freaked out was because of this statement;

Well, if you altered the product prior to UPS inspecting it, that gives them a valid reason to deny your claim. Which means no money and a broken product for you.

Not worth it. The damage to the mid looks to be pretty extensive.....just simply not worth it. As for the tweeter; can't tell if the grill is pushed back far enough to where it's touching the tweeter or not. But, like with the mid.....not really worth it to find out. The RE tweets aren't anything too special anyways.
Yeah, you're right, I shouldn't have bent the frame back, but the people at USPS (not UPS) are so dumb that I don't think they'll notice.

Yes, the tweeter's grill is pushed back and touching the dome. And I'd rather try and salvage these and mess them up, than just throw them away. Its worth a shot.

squeak9798
08-08-2005, 05:54 PM
Well, dismantling the tweeter shouldn't be too hard to get the grill off to bend it back.

And, like I said for the surround, epoxy or gorilla glue or the like should work for holding it down. Just be sure you glue it as close as possible to it's original location.

And I definitely wouldn't say anything about dicking with them prior to their inspection ;) And I wouldn't do anything further.

PRIVATEpastry
08-08-2005, 05:58 PM
Well, dismantling the tweeter shouldn't be too hard to get the grill off to bend it back.
Um... there's a few holes on the backside of the tweeter, but no screws, other than that, there doesn't look like a way to get the tweeter apart...

And I definitely wouldn't say anything about dicking with them prior to their inspection ;) And I wouldn't do anything further.
Lol, "Yeah, I'd like to file an insurance claim." "You haven't tampered with it since you recieved it, have you Sir?" "Yes... :blush:" :uhoh:

SSS 18734
08-08-2005, 06:04 PM
Um... there's a few holes on the backside of the tweeter, but no screws, other than that, there doesn't look like a way to get the tweeter apart...


Yeah! I tried to take one of mine apart because the grille is slightly bent, but I couldnt figure out how and decided it wasnt worth f*cking with.

Moe Lester
08-08-2005, 08:19 PM
UPS bent the basket up on my buddy's RE REs so he called up RE and they sent him a brand new mid free.

PRIVATEpastry
08-08-2005, 08:34 PM
Did he order it from an authorized dealer? I didn't, and I called them up, they said the only thing they could do is have me send it in and they'd fix it for a fee...

InhumanAcura
08-08-2005, 08:37 PM
UPS bent the basket up on my buddy's RE REs so he called up RE and they sent him a brand new mid free.

:laugh:

Moe Lester
08-08-2005, 08:41 PM
:laugh:

:sneaky: