by Dan Hittenberger
Touring groups are finding that DuraTex protects
sound equipment and keeps it looking fresh and new. Speaker cabinets
can be damaged over time. Image is everything for a touring group and
DuraTex helps keep that image professional. Rental companies also find
that DuraTex keeps their gear looking new and helps them maintain a more
professional image in the industry.
DuraTex is the perfect product to protect & refinish the surfaces for speakers, monitors and subwoofers.
A few weeks ago I had a wonderful opportunity to spend some time with
Jared Ashley a young up and coming Country Western singer and
songwriter in Nashville and got a real up close view of what happens to
Pro Audio Gear on the road. (you can find Jared Ashley at
www.jaredashley.com or on Facebook)
When Jared pulled his speakers, monitors and subs out of his trailer
and we set them up, I made a smart comment about how it looked like he
had dragged some of the gear on a rope behind the trailer for a few
hundred miles. Road Rash was quite evident because when a traveling
group loads and unloads their gear numerous times a day, over the course
of a year it really can get beat up.
Some of his OAP monitors looked trashed as the original smooth finish
had a hard time standing up to the rigors of touring. Gouges, chips,
worn areas and deep dents showed that this equipment had done a lot of
performing and made a lot of music.
We patched up the worst damage, removed the metal corners and grills
and taped off the handles in preparation to recoat. We then proceeded to
rehab the monitors and other cabs with DuraTex Roller Grade Texture
Coating. The results were astounding and the refinished monitors looked
like new. We even banged the dents out of the grills and coated them
yanked the worn rat fur off of Jared’s Yamaha monitor and transformed
it into a quality looking piece that nicely matches the rest of his
recoated equipment. DuraTex provided a greatly enhanced professional
look to the assembled gear. Once we coated the speaker cabs, monitors
and sub woofers, new corners were installed that helped provide a bit
more protection to the equipment. Two coats of DuraTex and even a Third
Coat makes a huge difference in the protection afforded to the speaker
cabs. The durable texture finish will resist the bumps and bruises that
make sound equipment look worn and unprofessional. And, DuraTex doesn’t
add a lot of extra weight to the gear like the expensive spray-on bed
After a day of DuraTex work, Jared and the boys in the band were real
proud of their new refurbished gear. DuraTex protects sound equipment
and makes speakers look as good as they sound!
Watch the video below for step by step instructions for refacing a carpeted road case (or speaker cabinet) using DuraTex Speaker Cabinet Texture Coating.
We removed the carpet from the road case and created a tough, durable,
water resistant texture coating – DuraTex. Duratex can be purchased
online in the store:
Acry-Tech Coatings – Earth Friendly Safety Protective Coatings
3601 NE 5th Avenue, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33334
Toll Free: 1-800-771-6001