I recently picked up a set of B stock HF2s that were cosmetically in bad shape. I had planned on just sending them back but last night I took an ambien and should of just went to bed. The next thing I know I have a razor in my hand and I'm slicing away at the wood glue that holds them together.
What was wrong with these to begin with was the metal cups did not have a good finish on them and seem to already be oxidizing. Also the drivers just spun around inside the wood cups. You usually hear about the grados having too much glue, but that's not the case here. There was barely and glue holding them in the cups.
So with a little slicing on the glue I got the drivers out of the cups before I went to bed. Today I have been trying to pry the wood and metal apart. Not working out so far but I'm not giving up. I got all the wood glue i could around the base of the metal cup. They just will not budge. I read that dripping white vinegar on the glue might break the seal. I might end up trying that when I get home from work.
I took a few pictures of the work so far but I will have to update this post when I get home. So if anyone has a tip on breaking down wood glue it would be greatly appreciated. I guess if the wood cups do break, I can hopefully get someone to make a new set of wood cups for the drivers to go back into. I really just need to get them separated to take the metal cups and have the re anodized.
Pics to come....