John Bartley
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Hi guys,

This is a good thread – lots of good advice given.

There are two things that I do when installing a "new" grille cloth that aren’t mentioned, so I’ll suggest them for folks to try.

1) For making neat clean screw holes that won’t fray, I mark the holes and then put the tip of the soldering iron on the mark. It makes a nice round hole and the cauterising effect of the hot iron keeps the cloth from fraying.

2) Once the cloth is on the frame (before installation in the cabinet), I use a heat gun to gently shrink the cloth. If done carefully it will stay straight (no wavy patterns), and will pull nice and tight.


John Bartley