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any tutorials on how to prep a basket / motor before having it reconed? Gonna have a friend do the recone on my sa8's would like to have them ready to go for him, need to know what to, and what not to do.
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make sure the gap is free of debris and that your basket is to metal so the glue has something to trap. test fit, test fit, test fit.
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any tutorials on how to prep a basket / motor before having it reconed? Gonna have a friend do the recone on my sa8's would like to have them ready to go for him, need to know what to, and what not to do.
Tons of small things to do some help a ton, others dont help at all.

Get baskets cleaned up, if they are new grind or sand them to bare metal, ca glue can simply take off the surface paint, you want it to bond to the metal instead.

Make sure coil is centered, test fit as many times as you need.

I like to use a 320 sandpaper to the surround lip where it connects to the basket as well a nice paint prep to make sure all oils are off the bonding surfaces. Make sure you have enough clamps as well.
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sorry guys if i wasnt clear enough. But im not doing the actually recone i dont have the tools to do it, but a friend is doing it for fairly cheap so im just cleaning up the baskets for him so they are ready rock for him so he doesnt have to mess with that.

i wanna know stuff like:
What tools will i need? angle grinder? if so what grit paper do i use? should i remove the basket from the motor before doing so to ensure not getting any debris down in the motor? is it okay to use the angle grinder on the spider landing also? is it bad of the paint comes off if i sand too deep?
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sorry guys if i wasnt clear enough. But im not doing the actually recone i dont have the tools to do it, but a friend is doing it for fairly cheap so im just cleaning up the baskets for him so they are ready rock for him so he doesnt have to mess with that.

i wanna know stuff like:
What tools will i need? angle grinder? if so what grit paper do i use? should i remove the basket from the motor before doing so to ensure not getting any debris down in the motor? is it okay to use the angle grinder on the spider landing also? is it bad of the paint comes off if i sand too deep?
angle grinder is MUCH to agressive..
cast baskets are a pretty soft metal..
i use a cordless drill and a wire brush attachment and thats IT..
taking too much material off too fast messes up spider and surround landings
ALWAYS make sure that motor gao is taped up like a mofo before starting anything
and the goal is to get to bare metal ( NO surround/spider material left) BUT not too deep that you gouge the landings

a wire brush on a drill ELIMINATES taking too much material off etc..
and a wire brush attachment costs 4bux at harbor freight
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angle grinder is MUCH to agressive..
cast baskets are a pretty soft metal..
i use a cordless drill and a wire brush attachment and thats IT..
taking too much material off too fast messes up spider and surround landings
ALWAYS make sure that motor gao is taped up like a mofo before starting anything
and the goal is to get to bare metal ( NO surround/spider material left) BUT not too deep that you gouge the landings

a wire brush on a drill ELIMINATES taking too much material off etc..
and a wire brush attachment costs 4bux at harbor freight
thats what im looking for, so i could use my dremel at a low speed with a wire attachment? I'm affraid of taking off too much at some points thus creating the landings to be uneven in areas. Should i be trying to take the paint off to bare metal?
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watch a little of this and you will see some of the things you need to do.

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should i just remove the motor entirely? its only 4 bolts, the only thing that scares me is i see a lot of people strip bolts and what not on motors, and then i would be ****ed, it looks pretty much cut and dry to take it apart but is there a trick to putting them back together, is it possible for them to not line up perfect?
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thats what im looking for, so i could use my dremel at a low speed with a wire attachment? I'm affraid of taking off too much at some points thus creating the landings to be uneven in areas. Should i be trying to take the paint off to bare metal?
YES dremel is excellnt choice..
all you have to do is get it to bare metal..
nothing more.. when you see a shiny surface your done
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should i just remove the motor entirely? its only 4 bolts, the only thing that scares me is i see a lot of people strip bolts and what not on motors, and then i would be ****ed, it looks pretty much cut and dry to take it apart but is there a trick to putting them back together, is it possible for them to not line up perfect?
if you can easily remove the motor tyou can go that route too..
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