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How do I fix gouges in the wood on my subs?

I have a few deep gouges in my subs right around where the drivers go in, it's from prying them out several times with a large flathead screwdriver. Any tips on how to make them look nice again? Would a little paint and wood filler do it? Perhaps Bondo?

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What I would do:


Drill out gouges with a bit that is roughly the same size or slightly larger, and go just below the depth of the gouge. You want to turn the gouges into "pockets" it'll help prevent air from being trapped inside and it will also help to get rid of lose material.


Fill with Bondo/wood filler


Sand, sand, sand, sand, sand


Repaint entire surface. Or just do touchups in the local area.


The sanding part is pretty important.
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I have pulled gouges in wood out by wetting the gouge and running an iron over it. Might want to take the drivers out if the gouge runs right next to it so you don't damage the driver.

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I have a few deep gouges in my subs right around where the drivers go in, it's from prying them out several times with a large flathead screwdriver. Any tips on how to make them look nice again? Would a little paint and wood filler do it? Perhaps Bondo?
No suggestions for repair. Instead of "prying them out several times with a large flathead screwdriver" why don't you just remove the fasteners and carefully tip the cab forward, catching the driver as it slips from the cab?
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