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Default Seal subwoofer to box with silicone?

Before screwing the subwoofer into the box, should you place a bead of silicone to help seal the sub to the box?
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Default Re: Seal subwoofer to box with silicone?

wont hurt anything, but I would use the foam seal that came with the sub first.

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Default Re: Seal subwoofer to box with silicone?

Silicone is messy and a bitch to clean up(and it stinks!). Get some self adhesive closed cell foam on a roll from home depot and call it a day.

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Silicone is messy and a bitch to clean up(and it stinks!). Get some self adhesive closed cell foam on a roll from home depot and call it a day.
Exactly...just ask for door weather-stripping.

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I personally would not use silicone. Just use weatherstripping.
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Duct tape.
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Dude... duct tape fixes ANYTHING

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Default Re: Seal subwoofer to box with silicone?

No to silicone. It outgasses and isn't good for the speaker cone/surround, though if your box is ported, I guess it wouldn't be so bad. But the foam seal will be fine...

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Default Re: Seal subwoofer to box with silicone?

The IDQ10V3 sub I have didn't come with foam. As much as I really appreciate that duct tape look, I'll go grab some weatherstripping.

Not sure how well it will work as there is almost no room for a seal without the screws piercing the weatherstripping.
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Default Re: Seal subwoofer to box with silicone?

They are supposed to, as long as you don't tear up the weatherstripping with them as you screw the driver in.

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Duct tape.
I think this woofer belonged to Mcguiver,
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Go to the hardware store and buy "rope caulk." It's a non adhesive putty like weatherstripping. I have been using it for 14 years and it makes a world of a difference. It's very easy to work as its coiled up and can be seperated in into different sizes depending on how much you want to use, but it doesn't take much.

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Default Re: Seal subwoofer to box with silicone?

Silicone and other adhesives contain thinners which can damage the glues in your subwoofer-if you ever use silicone please ensure it has "gone off" completely before mounting any driver in close proximity-especially if it's a sealed enclosure/baffle


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Default Re: Seal subwoofer to box with silicone?

Silicone are good for sealing the enclosure's sides but to seal the sub/enclosure gap are not a good way....

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Duct tape.
His sub...

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Before screwing the subwoofer into the box, should you place a bead of silicone to help seal the sub to the box?
Put a thin layer of silicone on the enclosure not on the subwoofer. Apply the layer of silicone sealant then let dry and then mount the subwoofer.

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Hmmm. I didnt know silicone out gassing could damage subs.

Question.

I forget when I sealed up my old set of subs. I think I have use bathroom caulk, the white stuff to seal it. I drilled two holes in the center wall to run the wiring to run them parallel and I used silicone to seal the two holes.

I forget how long I let it dry for but the subs have been in that box for almost a year now. They seem fine though.

How would I know they were damaged and would there would be any benefit at this point to taking them out to get fresh air into the box?
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Hmmm. I didnt know silicone out gassing could damage subs.

Question.

I forget when I sealed up my old set of subs. I think I have use bathroom caulk, the white stuff to seal it. I drilled two holes in the center wall to run the wiring to run them parallel and I used silicone to seal the two holes.

I forget how long I let it dry for but the subs have been in that box for almost a year now. They seem fine though.

How would I know they were damaged and would there would be any benefit at this point to taking them out to get fresh air into the box?


at this point, no. after a year, the damage would almost surely be already done. if they seem alright and they've been that way for as long as you say... let it go. you might actually do more harm in taking the box apart to check.
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Silicone out gassing damaging subs?

You guys need to quit huffing paint.

Nonsense.

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Silicone out gassing damaging subs?

You guys need to quit huffing paint.

Nonsense.
I sure hope so.

I would be bummed knowing my IDQv1s were damaged.
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I sure hope so.

I would be bummed knowing my IDQv1s were damaged.
They are fine...

Sometimes these fiberglass fumes go to folks brains.

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You guys need to quit huffing paint.

Nonsense.
I remember reading somewhere that the fumes could eat away at foam surrounds. Better safe than sorry IMO.
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I read that as well, but it also said that it was only a problem before it cured. Once it's cured there are no more fumes.
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