The tutorial was great thanks for the tips. I started making my own fiberglass box this week. Made the mold shape in the car Tuesday night. Let it cure, and pulled it out last night =D It's a very fun process and I can't wait to finish it and hear my creation in action.
In the tutorial you hosed it off and found a leak - Isn't it a bad idea to get those MDF mounts wet? I would think that would soften them up and make them too weak for a sub. I can see trying to vacuum out any loose pieces inside the box to clean it up but I would try to keep water away from the ring if I could.
I was thinking that I should coat the inside of mine with bondo to ensure it's air seal as well. How much effort should I put into make the seal really air-tight? Should I go nuts trying to make the box air tight around the speaker terminals and using rubber gaskets around the speaker?
Is it feasible to make it the 'perfect enclosure' or do 'sealed' boxes rely a bit on a tiny air leak to control the woofer cones movement?
I was planning to try and make this completely air tight but then read a thread on here about how no one really has the perfect enclosure so I got confused. My old (10+ year old) subwoofer's foam surround tore all the way around. Sure it lived its life awhile but I thought maybe because it had air leaks (it had no rubber gasket around the speaker mount/box) that promoted the cone surround to break so I thought to treat my new woofer better I should really go crazy with the air sealing process.
Sorry for the long winded post, any thoughts on this guys?