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Silver - Posts: 1,123
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Joined: October 10, 2006
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Posted: November 04, 2006 at 10:03 PM / IP Logged  

Thanks maliboom. if liquid nails and silicone fumes eat away the surround, what is safe to use to seal the box?

Not that I have ever seen silicone damage a surround. The surround did eventually go on my 10w6 and I sealed the enclosure with silicone...but that took 10 years. I think it was more normal wear and age that caused htis, not silicone fumes but if it possible it can eat surrounds I wouldn't mind using another product.

Copper - Posts: 111
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Joined: October 27, 2006
Location: Canada
Posted: November 05, 2006 at 10:51 AM / IP Logged  
master5. The silacone fumes are one of many factors of the surround being eaten away, and not a major one. Using the sub wears it out more than anything else. I have a box in my friends truck that I built in 1997 that still has the origional subs in it and the surround is still in great condition and i used silicone to create a bead around the sub to the box. The polyerathane glue actually expands when hardening and fills in the cracks gaps and omits the need for silicone altogether.
Silver - Posts: 1,123
Silver spacespace
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Posted: November 05, 2006 at 10:00 PM / IP Logged  
Thanks, good to know.
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Member spacespace
Joined: August 09, 2006
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Posted: November 07, 2006 at 7:05 AM / IP Logged  

i think the MythBusters need to be brought in to solve this one......

But I have never had any problem with silicone or LN.  I use the LN to make the box (no screws) and outdoor silicone to seal it on the inside.  Nothing has ever rotted or became destroyed because of either one.  I think if either product was put directly on the surround and not wiped off and left alone, that may have some effect, but otherwise I'd have to see it to believe it.

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